FUSE Student Researcher - Biology (Temporary) - Summer 2021

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Job Title: FUSE Student Researcher - Biology (Temporary) - Summer 2021
Location: UNG-Dahlonega, GA
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 225882
About Us

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Job Summary

The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for a FUSE Student Researcher - Biology on the Dahlonega campus. Students will be conducting daily care and handling of tadpoles and adult toads by cleaning tanks and feeding with pellets and vegetation. Water data will be collected each week from the tanks (pH, temperature, DO), as well as mortality data from toads/tadpoles (body length, date of death, etc). Student will fill out and maintain a working database in Microsoft Excel, as well as analyze and present data at conferences. The research assistant will join the FUSE program to conduct focused and meaningful research, scholarly and creative activities alongside a faculty researcher from May 31 - July 23, 2021.

  • Daily care for tadpoles and adult toads (training included).
  • Collecting water data using meters.
  • Collecting mortality data on toads/tadpoles.
  • Dosing tanks with insecticides.
  • Entering data into Excel spreadsheets.
  • Analyzing data using statistical modeling.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability and desire to handle animals.
  • General knowledge of data collection and analysis.
Required Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Current UNG student not graduating before December 2021.
  • Completion of BIOL 1107K & BIOL 1108K.
  • Handling and holding amphibians (i.e. does not mind picking up, measuring, and caring for dead or live toads).
Required Documents to Attach
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
Apply Before Date


Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of North Georgia, as determined by University of North Georgia in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.




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Posted: 4/17/2021
Application Due: 5/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time