RESEARCH PROFESSIONAL III

Employer
The University of Georgia
Location
Athens Area

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Posting Number:

S07659P

Working Title:

RESEARCH PROFESSIONAL III

Department:

Warnell-Research

About the University of Georgia:

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

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.

Posting Type:

External

Retirement Plan:

TRS or ORP

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

M-F, 40 hours a week

Advertised Salary:

$48,236

Posting Date:

01/06/2022

Open until filled:

Yes

Proposed Starting Date:

01/17/2022

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]).

UGA Statement:

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https://coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call (706) 542-2222.

Classification Title:

Research Professional AD

FLSA:

Exempt

FTE:

1.00

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.

Position Summary:

The primary responsibility of this position will be operating, managing, and augmenting activities of the Water and Soil laboratory within the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. Laboratory administrative activities will be expectand will include managing student safety, chemical safety, and radiation safety in the laboratory; analyzing and assisting with analysis of soil, water, and plant tissue samples in support of research for professors and graduate students; training students in laboratory protocols and instrument analysis. The position also expects fiscal and administrative duties both managing laboratory revenues and expenditures. PCARD

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Position requires a PhD or MS with more than 4 years experience in the area of biogeochemistry, knowledge of laboratory protocols for chemical analyses, ability to manage and statistically analyze databases. Excellent organizational skills are essential. Capable of managing all laboratory users and directly supervising graduate and undergraduate students. Management of financial budgets is required. An ability to drive is expected as is a willingness to obtain a Georgia Driver’s license.

Physical Demands:

Work standing for an 8-hour day as needed and to carry a minimum of 20 pounds of equipment in the field. A willingness to work in the field under adverse conditions. Driving.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?:

Yes

Is this a Position of Trust?:

Yes

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

Yes

Does this position require a P-Card? :

Yes

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:

Sample analysis – Preparing and processing soil, water, and plant tissue samples for quantitative and qualitative analysis, including grinding, sieving, weighing, drying, digesting, and extracting of nutrients. Running analytical equipment including such things as an ion chromatograph, flow analyzer, or carbon/nitrogen analyzer.

Percentage of time:

50

Duties/Responsibilities:

Research and Administrative Support -Including organizing student activities,ensuring laboratory and right-to-know safety training, hazardous waste disposal, training students on how to use instrumentation and perform analysis of their samples, ordering supplies, and budget record keeping. Generating outside revenue through sample analysis.

Percentage of time:

25

Duties/Responsibilities:

Data Management – Organize and archive all data being generated in the laboratory including analysis of quality control samples. This will include both paper and electronic record keeping. Some statistical analysis will be expected.

Percentage of time:

15

Duties/Responsibilities:

Field work collecting samples and monitoring datalogger – Field work collecting samples in support of research or monitoring collection equipment for professors and students.

Percentage of time:

10

Contact Details:

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below. For assistance with your application or login, please email [email protected]

Recruitment Contact Name:

Daniel Markewitz

Recruitment Contact Email:

[email protected]

Organization

The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 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, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. 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.

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

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