Research Professional-Plant Pathology, Tifton (Bag)

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Research Professional-Plant Pathology, Tifton (Bag)


CAES Plant Pathology

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

In 2018, The UGA Tifton Campus began a yearlong Centennial celebration with various events to commemorate its 100th anniversary of providing updated research to the community.

Research is done on a wide range of commodities, including cotton, peanuts, vegetables and turf grass, all of which make agriculture the No. 1 industry in Georgia.

In 2004, a teaching program was initiated and it has been growing ever since. College-level instruction on campus is aimed at undergraduate and graduate-degree level study.

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Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

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40 hours per week with daily schedule to be determined by supervisor.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Initially, the position is for one year and future continuation is based on performance and fund availability.

The application package must include (1) Cover letter indicating your specific skills and experiences (2) Detailed vitae, (3) list of three references and their contact information and (5) indicate new career skills and expertise you would like to gain through this post-graduate training experience. Upload your application package to the link on the UGAJobs website at the time you apply for the job AND email as a single PDF file to [email protected]

This position is located in Tifton, GA, which is approximately 200 miles southwest of Athens, Georgia, 200 miles south of Atlanta, GA and approximately 70 miles north of the Florida line.

Location of Vacancy:

Tifton Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

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Research Professional AD





Minimum Qualifications:

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Position Summary:

This position will contribute to a project involving insect-transmitted virus, characterization, and epidemiology. It will disseminate the research outcomes through conferences, symposia, and peer-reviewed research articles.

Initially, the position is funded for one year and future continuation is based on performance and fund availability. While the continuation of funding and employment is anticipated, it is not guaranteed.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Lab, greenhouse and field experience is a plus.

Knowledge and skill in proper lab protocols.

Physical Demands:

Work outdoors in varying climates.

Stand, lift, and bend for periods of time.

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Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Conducting laboratory, greenhouse, and field experiments on whitefly transmitted viruses in vegetable crops. Using a working knowledge of instrument maintenance to conduct repairs when necessary. Ensuring that the procedures are conducted safely with appropriate quality assurance/ controls. Preparing samples for analysis by conducting appropriate procedures.

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Work with and supervise undergraduate students. Assist in training and educating students and less experienced employees in proper procedures and making decisions when questions arise. Impart knowledge to new staff/trainees on appropriate analytical procedures, instrument operation, and equipment maintenance.

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Assisting other team members to accomplish common goals. Support the daily operation of the research operations including maintaining supply inventories.

Other duties as assigned.

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Posted: 11/20/2020
Application Due: 2/18/2021
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