Sr. Research Associate

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Working Title:

Sr. Research Associate


Ecology Dean's Office

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.

Posting Type:

Internal (PEP)

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Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Open until filled:


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Special Instructions to Applicants:

You must be a current UGA employee to apply for this Position

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:

Research Professional AD





Minimum Qualifications:

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

PhD and 4 years of postdoctoral experience in a related field preferred

Position Summary:

Duties will consist of:
-Contributing to lab meetings, lab activities, mentoring graduate and undergraduate lab members
-Scientific research, reading, programming, analyses of data
-Seek extramural funding to support this position by preparing and submitting grant applications
-Communicating research findings, writing papers, preparing research talks
- Developing mathematical and computational models of disease transmission
- Examination of current and historical incidence records
- Statistical analysis and inference using model-based data analysis
- Communicating regularly and in a timely fashion with the Pl regarding research and
other issues relevant to the operation of the laboratory
- Timely writing of scientific papers
- Assisting with the daily operations of the laboratory
- Attend lab meetings and departmental seminars
- Will communicate effectively in person and via electronic means.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Familiarity with dynamical systems theory, stochastic processes, statistical inference,
infectious disease population biology and computational programming in a basic
language, such as C or Python.

Uses training and experience in a number of diverse fields, including stochastic processes, dynamical systems, computational statistics and epidemiology.

Research experience and a PhD in statistical physics

Physical Demands:

Long hours may be spent in front of a computer. Driving.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?:


Is this a Position of Trust?:


Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:


Does this position require a P-Card? :


Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :


Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


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.


Scientific research, reading, programming, analyses of data

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Contributing to lab meetings, lab activities, mentoring graduate and undergraduate lab members

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Preparing and submitting grant applications

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Communicating research findings, writing papers, preparing research talks

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Posted: 4/30/2021
Application Due: 6/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time