RESEARCH TECHNICIAN III

Employer
The University of Georgia
Location
Athens Area

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Posting Number:

S06394P

Working Title:

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN III

Department:

Franklin-Genetics

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 15 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 18 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:

Genetics is the future and the past. The history and the promise of every organism is written in its DNA.

Geneticists are leading one of the major scientific revolutions of humankind, delving into the distant past and providing an unprecedented understanding of the biological world.

Our department offers a supportive and unique training environment across the full spectrum of genetics, bridging the disciplines of molecular genetics, development, genomics, and evolutionary biology.

The Department of Genetics is in UGA’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

College/Unit/Department website:

https://gene.franklin.uga.edu/

Posting Type:

External

Retirement Plan:

TRS

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

M-F 8-5

Advertised Salary:

29-35k contingent on qualifications

Posting Date:

06/24/2021

Open until filled:

Yes

Proposed Starting Date:

07/19/2021

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.

Position Summary:

This job will involve training new students (high school, undergraduate and graduate students) as well as new research technicians. This person will manage a laboratory by ordering consumables required for research activities as well as maintain laboratory stocks. They will also maintain laboratory equipment and coordinate repairs when failures occur. This person will also plant seeds and maintain plants in the growth room including maintaining a pest free growth room. Lastly, this person will prepare next-generation sequencing libraries and perform data management of sequenced runs including basic analyses including alignments.

This position involves the ability to design, analyze and interpret data. One major goal of this research position is to identify protein: DNA interactions in a scalable manner. This person will then be responsible for downloading of data as well as alleging data to a reference genome and identify protein: DNA interactions including their DNA motifs.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Knowledge of next generation sequencing library preparation; linux command line capabilities; excellent communication and management skills.

Physical Demands:

Lift 50 lb soil bags; Sit and stand for extended periods of time.

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?:

Yes

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:

Generating Next Generation Sequencing Libraries – this member of the team will oversee organizing, preparing, and analyzing Next Generation libraries for ongoing research.

Percentage of time:

45

Duties/Responsibilities:

Supervising Lab Members – This position will supervise 3 lab members. This will involve hand on training and monitoring the progress of these individuals, as well as preparing them for future supervisory positions.

Percentage of time:

30

Duties/Responsibilities:

Lab Maintenance – This includes doing/delegating the following tasks: Maintenance of equipment, ordering lab supplies, troubleshooting protocols, advancing/updating protocols, maintaining inventory, managing hazardous waste, and grow room maintenance.

Percentage of time:

15

Duties/Responsibilities:

Processing and Analyzing Data – This team member will use bioinformatic techniques to organize, store, and analyze data for the lab.

Percentage of time:

10

Company

The University of Georgia, 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. It is the birthplace of the American system of public higher education.

university_of_georgia2.jpgToday, UGA enrolls more than 36,000 students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 765 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 17 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work and Veterinary Medicine. It offers 25 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 34 master’s degrees in 130 fields; 18 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 98 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the top third of the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 4.7 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 21 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. In 2008, UGA was the only public university in America to have two recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by television and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals and the World Wide Web. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

 

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Telephone
706-542-3000
Location
215 S. Jackson St.
Athens
Georgia
30602
United States

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