RESEARCH TECHNICIAN III

Job description

Posting Number:

S05901P

Working Title:

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN III

Department:

VPR-Complex Carbohyd Rsch Ctr

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 (https://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 7,700 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.

Posting Type:

External

Retirement Plan:

TRS

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

8 am – 5 pm – Monday – Friday but hours and days could vary based on research.

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with experience.

Posting Date:

04/01/2021

Open until filled:

Yes

Proposed Starting Date:

05/03/2021

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:

Life Science Technician

FLSA:

Non-Exempt

Job Family:

Research And Lab

FTE:

1.0

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.

Position Summary:

The position is responsible for performing glycosyl composition and linkage analysis using GC-MS in addition to purification and structural characterization of plant and bacterial carbohydrates. These services are CCRC’s most requested service that the outside investigators are asking the Service Lab to perform. This position is responsible for coordinating these services in relation to other service and resources of the Service Laboratory. The position involves method development in research of plant and bacterial projects and in particular co-authorship in scientific journals. Work also involves instruction in the NIH and DOE hands-on training courses that the CCRC offers four weeks a year for scientists from various public and private institutions around the world.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Knowledge of carbohydrate derviatization techniques and GC-MS and instrumentation and purification protocols. In particular, being able to perform research on challenging projects.

Physical Demands:

Normal for laboratory work.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?:

No

Is this a Position of Trust?:

No

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):

No

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:

Perform glycosyl composition and linkage analysis on bacterial polysaccharides using GC-MS.

Percentage of time:

30

Duties/Responsibilities:

Collaborative Research Projects – Develop and implement methods for the purification, derivatization and characterization of bacterial samples using gas chromatography for research projects. Have co-authorship on scientific manuscripts and responsibility in conducting the research and contributing to writing manuscripts.

Percentage of time:

30

Duties/Responsibilities:

Interpretation of gas chromatography data and report writing.

Percentage of time:

20

Duties/Responsibilities:

Assist as a laboratory instructor in the CCRC Annual NIH and DOE Training Courses for scientists from different universities, including UGA, research and regulatory institutions, and private industries around the world.

Percentage of time:

10

Duties/Responsibilities:

Perform periodic maintenance of all ASL instruments (HPLC, HPAEC, GC-MS e.g.) changing the GC columns and septum.

Percentage of time:

10

 

 

 

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Posted: 4/3/2021
Application Due: 7/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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