TEMP-Lab/Research Support (Provost) Location:
Atlanta, Georgia Regular/Temporary:
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Job Summary Provide support services in the operation and maintenance of an academic or research laboratory to include performing analyses; setup, operation, maintenance and cleaning of equipment; and maintaining stock of supplies. Specific duties will be determined based on assignment and unit needs. This position will interact on a consistent basis with: academic and/or research faculty members, staff and students This position typically will advise and counsel: lab users This position will supervise: NAJob Summary
The researcher will conduct lab work to tackle the role of chemical signaling in the marine plankton, specifically exploring mechanisms by which microscopic algae interact with marine microbiomes, with impacts on biogeochemical cycles, global climate, and ecosystem health. A newly emerging picture of the microbial loop suggests that bacteria are not merely passive recipients of dissolved organic matter from phytoplankton; rather they actively mediate the flow of organic matter depending on how they deploy their chemical arsenal. This work will characterize the conditions that elicit the production of microbial chemical messengers, the resultant dynamic exchange of metabolites between partners, and the elucidation of mechanisms by which bacterial signals assist phytoplankton evasion from viral death to reveal the regulatory logic and coevolutionary history underlying eukaryote-bacterial interactions. Expertise in any of these areas is desirable: chemistry; biochemistry; biology; microbiology.
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Setup, operate and maintain instruments and other equipment used in performing lab tests and experiments.
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Order supplies and materials as required; maintain records.
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Setup laboratory media/equipment for demonstrations.
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May clean instruments, glassware and other lab equipment.
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Prepare and process laboratory samples for use in assigned tests.
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Perform other duties as assignedRequired Qualifications <U><B>Educational Requirements</U></B>
High school diploma, GED Certificate or Vocational School Diploma
Up to two years of job related experiencePreferred Qualifications A Bachelors degree in a relevant scientific discipline is required along with undergraduate research experience or work experience in lab research.Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities <U><B>SKILLS</B></U>
This job requires working knowledge in the use of instrumentation and other lab equipment, laboratory processes and procedures specific to assigned lab. Skills in inventory management and the use of specialized computer applications is required.Other Information This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is not considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position will not travel
This position does not require security clearance.