Student Research Assistant-Nematology

Job description

Posting Number:

G/R11890P

Working Title:

Student Research Assistant-Nematology

Department:

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 (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.

Employment Type:

Employee

Anticipated Start Date:

04/16/2021

Posting Date:

04/06/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EOO 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]).

Duties/Responsibilities:

Care for plants and/or pathogen cultures

Percentage of time:

25

Duties/Responsibilities:

Assist with field research: collect samples, label, planting, data collection, harvest, etc.

Percentage of time:

25

Duties/Responsibilities:

Assist with lab protocols

Percentage of time:

25

Duties/Responsibilities:

Assist with lab maintenance and chores: wash glassware, supplies, prepare basic solutions, and media, take away trash, etc.

Percentage of time:

25

Classification Title:

Student Assistant

FLSA:

Non-Exempt

FTE:

.50

Position Summary:

This position involves sorting and recording nematode soil samples that received from our clients, filling of 100cc beakers with soil, extracting plant-parasitic nematodes from samples, accurately entering nematode assay results into a database system, washing glassware, keeping the lab neat and clean, and if necessary, sterilizing glass containers in an autoclave. In addition to processing nematode diagnostic samples, incumbent would work on various research projects on the management of plant-parasitic nematodes associated with different crops. Specifically, incumbent would maintain both greenhouse and field experiments, apply treatments, and record relevant data.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position:

High school diploma preferred
Current UGA undergraduate student

Physical Demands:

Standing, lifting, enduring outside and/or inside elements for extended periods of time.
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
Minimal lifting/bending in the normal operations of a typical office/lab environment.
Travel to/from multiple locations to complete job duties

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

Is driving a requirement of this position?:

Yes

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

 

 

 

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Posted: 4/8/2021
Application Due: 7/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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