LABORATORY MANAGER I

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:

S08420P

Working Title:

LABORATORY MANAGER I

Department:

Franklin-Biological Sciences

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

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Advertised Salary:

$34,264/yr

Posting Date:

05/03/2022

Open until filled:

Yes

Proposed Starting Date:

08/01/2022

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:

Laboratory Paraprofessional/Professional

FLSA:

Non-Exempt

FTE:

1.0

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 is a position as a Lab Manager I to support the instructional biology laboratory sections. The position will be assigned to one of the four introductory biology laboratory courses and will cross-train to support all laboratory courses in the BIOL Lab Program. This includes but is not limited to the daily maintenance of multiple laboratory sections, setting up and breaking down laboratory materials, ordering, preparing, and culturing laboratory materials, working with UGA greenhouses and other departments, and maintaining prep notes.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Excellent organization skills. Knowledge of molecular biology techniques,
organismal biology, basic computer skills, strong basic laboratory technical skills. Ability to work independently and trouble shoot problems. Good interpersonal skills and collaborative attitude.

Physical Demands:

Sometimes heavy lifting of lab equipment, working with chemicals, significant standing and walking.

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? :

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:

Weekly prep of introductory biology laboratories. This entails setting up and breaking down 2-3 teaching lab rooms each week; also daily stocking and changing out lab materials to support GLAs’ (Graduate Lab Assistant) teaching of the labs.

Percentage of time:

40

Duties/Responsibilities:

Assisting with GLA prep sessions by providing safety information and laboratory specific instructions for weekly labs. This also includes driving cargo vans to field trip sites.

Percentage of time:

20

Duties/Responsibilities:

Planning, scheduling, and placing orders; culturing, collecting, and preparing materials needed for the teaching laboratories each semester. This also includes picking up/dropping off cargo vans for course field trips.

Percentage of time:

15

Duties/Responsibilities:

Maintenance of records and documentation associated with the teaching laboratory classrooms. This includes cleaning and maintaining equipment (microscopes, spectrophotometers, pipets, etc.), arranging professional service for instruments to be cleaned and calibrated as needed. Keeping records of safety data sheets for chemical use and hazardous waste management; providing supervision, safety information, and instructions for student staff; trouble-shooting equipment/supply issues.

Percentage of time:

10

Duties/Responsibilities:

Assists laboratory program coordinator and faculty in developing and testing new laboratories and providing advice on continuing improvements on existing laboratories.

Percentage of time:

5

Duties/Responsibilities:

Assisting with GLA support, Division graduation, and requests from other UGA faculty/departments and initiatives of existing community outreach programs.

Percentage of time:

5

Duties/Responsibilities:

Maintaining detailed laboratory prep notes of standard operating procedures and updating with changes as needed.

Percentage of time:

5

Contact Details:

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

Recruitment Contact Name:

Kimberly Martin

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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