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: 225884
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. This position is part of the Faculty-Undergraduate Summer Engagement Program (FUSE). Between May 31 and July 23, 2021. The student will work with faculty members on the project aiming evaluating if Kinesio Tapes increase the skin exposure to disease causing bacteria. Bacteria were isolated from volunteers who wore KT tapes for 5 days. Identification and antimicrobial resistance profiling will be conducted. This work will include the use of biochemical assays for the identification of microorganisms as well as standardized clinical assays for the identification of antimicrobial resistance.

  • Grow and maintain bacterial cultures.
  • Perform antibiotic resistance assays.
  • Identify bacteria using BIOLOG system.
  • Gather literature related to identified bacteria.
  • Document results and participate in a poster and manuscript preparation.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of basic biology lab equipment and instruments.
  • Proficiency in public speaking and interpersonal skills.
Required Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Current UNG student not graduating before December 2021.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Preference will be given to biology majors with an interest in environmental microbiology and antibiotic resistance.
  • Prior experience in laboratory research is a plus but not required.
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