Student Worker

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Student Worker


Vet Med Wildlife Disease Study

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 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 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.

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Athens Area

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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]).



Position Summary:

The Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study (SCWDS) is a state and federal, cooperative wildlife health research unit in the Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia. As a regional cooperative, SCWDS is involved in diverse projects, including wildlife mortality investigations, pathogen surveillance, vector surveillance, and a variety of basic and applied wildlife health research projects. SCWDS is seeking applications for a student worker position to support SCWDS diagnostic activities. Up to 20 hours/week during the summer semester and 5-10 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters. Primary duties for this position will center on supporting technical staff with laboratory management and upkeep, as well as supporting laboratory activities. Specific duties are diverse and will vary depending on current projects and time of year, but may include: assistance with laboratory and facility organization; laboratory maintenance, stocking, and cleaning; assistance with clerical activities; and report preparation. This may include but is not limited to laundry, disposal of biological waste, and janitorial duties. Further, the person in this position may occasionally assist faculty and staff during laboratory processing of diagnostic or research samples. The student should demonstrate a willingness to learn and an interest in conservation and wildlife health. No prior experience is required, although basic experience in microbiology, entomology, and/or wildlife biology is preferred. Interested candidates should contact Caitlin Burrell (SCWDS), [email protected]

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- Lift up to 25 pounds
- Climb stairs as the building has no elevator

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Posted: 4/1/2021
Application Due: 5/31/2021
Work Type: Full Time