RESEARCH TECHNICIAN III

Job description

Posting Number:

S06024P

Working Title:

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN III

Department:

Vet Med Poultry Diagnostic & Research

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.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, providing services to animal owners and veterinarians, and conducting investigations to improve the health of animals as well as people. The college benefits pets and their owners, food-producing animals, and wildlife by offering the highest quality hospital and diagnostic laboratory services. Equipped with the most technologically advanced facilities located on a university campus, the college is dedicated to safeguarding public health by studying emerging infectious diseases that affect both animal and human health. The College of Veterinary Medicine values all members of the university community, recognizing that differences in experience and culture can only lead to a more well-rounded, accepting academic environment. We have an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in our Principles of Community, http://vet.uga.edu/principles-of-community/

Posting Type:

External

Retirement Plan:

TRS

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

8am – 5pm Monday – Friday; some weekends and holidays may be required

Advertised Salary:

$28,951/year

Posting Date:

05/02/2021

Open until filled:

Yes

Proposed Starting Date:

06/14/2021

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:

Life Science Technician

FLSA:

Non-Exempt

Job Family:

Research And Lab

FTE:

1.00

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

HT or HTL certification or enrolled in the HT program

Position Summary:

Position is located in the PDRC Diagnostic Laboratory and deals with formalin fixed tissues from the poultry industry and requires laboratory skills that promote turn-around time for diagnostic test and research results.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Identifying organs from dead animals, follow diagnostic protocols with minimal supervision, and ability to work well and coordinate with others to perform duties in a timely fashion.

Physical Demands:

Sit or stand for long periods of time, perform repetitive actions, and lift 5 -10 liters of liquid hazardous chemicals.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?:

No

Is this a Position of Trust?:

Yes

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

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):

Yes

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.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Using the microtome, embedding tissues, routine staining of slides and using knowledge of special stains routinely used in a diagnostic setting and for research submissions. File slides, blocks and maintain records to allow trace back of all samples. Assess and prioritize cases.

Percentage of time:

45

Duties/Responsibilities:

Trimming formalin fixed animal tissues, using knowledge of instrumentation for tissue processing and cover slipping, using IHC stainer, running the CBG Biotech Recycler. Helping with research analysis when appropriate.

Percentage of time:

45

Duties/Responsibilities:

Routine preparation of laboratory solutions, maintenance of stainer, tissue processor, and cover slipping. Proper disposal of hazardous waste. Informing the laboratory manager of supplies needed.
Continuing education: Keep current of all laboratory regulations. Update SOPs for lab procedures.

Percentage of time:

10

 

 

 

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Posted: 5/4/2021
Application Due: 8/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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