Research Technician III

Job description

Posting Number:

S05385P

Working Title:

Research Technician III

Department:

Vet Med Small Animal Medicine & Surg

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 (http://www.uga.edu/). 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:

The University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, providing services to animal owners and veterinarians, and conducting investigations to improve the health of animals as well as people. The college benefits pets and their owners, food-producing animals, and wildlife by offering the highest quality hospital and diagnostic laboratory services. Equipped with the most technologically advanced facilities located on a university campus, the college is dedicated to safeguarding public health by studying emerging infectious diseases that affect both animal and human health.

The College of Veterinary Medicine values all members of the university community, recognizing that differences in experience and culture can only lead to a more well-rounded, accepting academic environment. We have an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in our Principles of Community (http://vet.uga.edu/principles-of-community/)

Posting Type:

External

Retirement Plan:

TRS

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday – Friday, 8am – 5 pm

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Posting Date:

11/19/2020

Open until filled:

Yes

Proposed Starting Date:

12/15/2020

Location of Vacancy:

Athens 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]).

Classification Title:

Research Paraprofessional/Professional

FLSA:

Non-Exempt

Job Family:

Research And Lab

FTE:

1.00

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

3-years’ experience working in a research setting.

Position Summary:

Organize and assist in implementation of research projects including data collection, assay development and execution, and project management. Skilled to perform molecular biology and biochemistry techniques such as, RT and gel-based PCR, flow cytometry, western blots, cell culture, ELISAs, and HPLC. Routine laboratory support duties to include washing and autoclaving glassware, maintenance of lab equipment, preparing culture media, and proper disposal of laboratory waste. Order, stock and inventory supplies as needed; maintain a clean and sterile lab environment; assist with research associated administration duties such as package shipping and receiving. Prepare data reports. Sample processing, assay development and execution for clinical trials. Assist with literature searches and file management, with the possibility of learning new computer skills. Work with multiple investigators within the department. Job duties will vary with each investigator. Willingness to do light animal work when requested. Will have good communication skills and will report directly to the Laboratory Manager and as a fully productive, cooperative team member. Maintain accurate records with every aspect of research projects.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

- Effectively communicate and work well with others in the lab group.
- Maintain accurate documentation, pay attention to detail.
- Basic laboratory skills, including sterile technique, cell culture and basic analytical skills.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Detail oriented and accurate.
- Learn and acquire new skills in a fast paced sometimes-stressful environment.
- Occasionally work with small animals
- Maintain a high degree of confidentiality
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills while carrying out instructions.
- Multi-task and prioritize work assignments with little supervision.
- Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

Physical Demands:

-Lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
-Sit, stand, stoop, bend, and walk intermittently during the day on hard floor surfaces.
-Stressful situations.
-Manual dexterity sufficient to accurately work with small, delicate pieces of equipment or large heavy objects/ containers/ machinery, sometimes involving repetitive motions.
-Wear all protective gear, including mask, gloves, gown, hairnet, safety goggles.
-Work for long periods of time with arms extended.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?:

No

Is this a Position of Trust?:

Yes

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:

No

Does this position require a P-Card? :

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):

Yes

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.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Organize and assist in implementation of research projects including data collection, assay development and execution, and project management. Perform molecular biology and biochemistry techniques such as, RT and gel-based PCR, flow cytometry, western blots, cell culture, ELISAs, and HPLC. Sample processing, assay development and execution for clinical trials. Conducts complex research experiments as assigned by supervisor. Follows concise lab protocols to process samples under precise requirements from sponsor or research dollars. Work with multiple investigators within the department in their respective field. Job duties will vary with each investigator. Professionally communicate with investigators, sponsors, and colleagues concerning the affected work flow, time limitations, and project status.

Percentage of time:

40

Duties/Responsibilities:

Perform laboratory maintenance duties such as autoclaving, dishwashing, and technical equipment maintenance. Maintains inventory of chemicals, media and other supplies through the UGAmart. Prepares culture media, chemicals, reagents and solutions. Proper disposal of biohazardous waste. Maintain a clean and sterile lab environment; assist with research associated administration duties such as package shipping and receiving.

Percentage of time:

30

Duties/Responsibilities:

Maintain accurate record with every aspect of research projects. Assist with literature searches and file management. Prepare data reports.

Percentage of time:

20

Duties/Responsibilities:

Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Percentage of time:

10

 

 

 

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