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Research Technician II (part-time)(2)

Employer
The University of Georgia
Location
Athens Area

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Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Posting Number:

S08425P

Working Title:

Research Technician II (part-time)(2)

Department:

VetMed-Vaccines & Immun Ctr

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.

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/).

College/Unit/Department website:

www.vet.uga.edu

Posting Type:

External

Retirement Plan:

TRS

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Part Time

Additional Schedule Information:

None

Advertised Salary:

$20,000

Posting Date:

05/03/2022

Open until filled:

Yes

Proposed Starting Date:

05/16/2022

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a partial benefits eligible position. Retirement only.

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 Paraprofessional/Professional

FLSA:

Non-Exempt

FTE:

0.5

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 position will be responsible for managing BSL-3 laboratory activities for CIVIC in the AHRC. This position will perform PCR to detect SARS-CoV-2 from infected mouse and ferret tissues, perform cell culture, media supernatant harvesting, ELISA. Communication daily with the Scientific Coordinator is important to maintain a cohesive unit. The position will manage the responsibilities of research technicians for the laboratory support duties and preventative maintenance of lab equipment. The position will order, stock, and inventory supplies; maintain a clean and sterile lab environment; assist with administrative duties such as package shipping and receiving in the AHRC. The position is necessary for the continued excellence and productivity of laboratory activities.

Funding for the position is contingent upon NIH yearly renewal. Continuation of employment, while probable, is not guaranteed.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Read and develop basic understanding of research project protocols. Existing knowledge or willingness to learn BSL-2 and BSL-3 laboratory activities. Effective communication skills. Demonstrate critical thinking skills while carrying out instructions. Maintain a high degree of confidentiality, while providing consultation to a variety of stakeholders. Maintain a positive attitude and calm demeanor throughout stressful situations. Accept constructive criticism. Basic computer knowledge in MSWord and Excel.

Physical Demands:

  • Sitting or standing for long periods of time.
  • Driving as needed to perform job tasks.

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?:

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:

Day to day project management and study data analysis. The position will manage the responsibilities of research technicians for the laboratory support duties and preventative maintenance of lab equipment. The position will order, stock, and inventory supplies; maintain a clean and sterile lab environment.

Percentage of time:

40

Duties/Responsibilities:

Perform training in the AHRC BSL-3 facility. Additionally, the position will assist with administrative duties such as package shipping and receiving in the AHRC.

Percentage of time:

30

Duties/Responsibilities:

Perform animal studies, tissue culture, and analyze immunologic studies. This position will perform PCR to detect SARS-CoV-2 from infected mouse and ferret tissues, perform cell culture, media supernatant harvesting, ELISA.

Percentage of time:

30

Contact Details:

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

Recruitment Contact Name:

Parris Baker

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.

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