Lab Tech III NMI

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Lab Tech III NMI


Vet Med SAMS - New Materials Inst

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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Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

Advertised Salary:

30,000.00 Commensurate with Experience

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Open until filled:


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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]).

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Laboratory Paraprofessional/Professional





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:

Seeking a laboratory technician to join Biological Materials, Analytical and Biosynthesis Team through the New Materials Institute. Position will provide an array of technical support, and depending on assignment, will collaborate with members of the team involved with microbial strain development, microbial fermentation and/or analytical services (eg, respirometry, sample disintegration analysis, polymer analytical methods). Depending on expertise and assignments, tech will work closely w/ team to provide technical support (running lab protocols, data collection, sample analysis, equip. calibration, etc) in areas of microbial isolation, microbial genetics, fermentation, degradation and disintegration of polymers and basic analytical chemistry tasks. Through team research contributions, this position will help est. the team’s success in addressing technical challenges with global impact. This position will involve extensive hands on laboratory work and coordination and ordering of lab supplies.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

An interest in microbiology and applied chemistry.

Physical Demands:

Lift and carry up to 40 lbs both assisted and unassisted. Periodically drive to pick up analytical or microbial samples and supplies. Sit for long periods of time and perform repetitive hand movement (ex. pipetting, sample mixing, loading of reactors, writing, computer, typing).

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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.


Depending on expertise and assignments, this technician will assist as needed in microbial strain development, microbial fermentation, executing laboratory experiments, quality control management, data collection, sample analysis, equipment calibration and/or analytical services
(eg, respirometry, sample disintegration analysis, polymer analytical properties and analysis of samples for micronized plastics using standard analytical methods).

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Assist in ordering and maintaining supplies and laboratory maintenance (eg, autoclaving, dishwashing, equipment cleaning, laboratory cleaning).

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Sample shipping and receiving, sample processing, data analysis and report generation from experiments.

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