Research Professional I - UGA Soybean and Genetics Laboratory

Employer
The University of Georgia
Location
Athens Area

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Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Posting Number:

S07873P

Working Title:

Research Professional I - UGA Soybean and Genetics Laboratory

Department:

CAES-Applied Genetic Tech 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:

Innovation, Implementation, and Education
To develop innovative genetic solutions to abiotic and biotic limitations of soybean productivity, and new high-yielding soybean cultivars that benefits soybean growers, and to train future plant breeders.

College/Unit/Department website:

https://soybeans.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 with some limited weekend and evening work during harvest and planting seasons. Overnight travel within Georgia required occasionally.

Advertised Salary:

$38,000

Posting Date:

05/02/2022

Open until filled:

Yes

Proposed Starting Date:

05/16/2022

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 Paraprofessional/Professional

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:

The individual at this position will function as an integral member of a team to conduct soybean breeding and genetics field experiments and to develop soybean varieties. The primary responsibilities of this position are

1) Closely work with program research coordinator and other team members in all aspects of field research activities, including seed cleaning, treatment and packaging, planting, managing and maintaining field plots, taking field notes, harvesting plots and plant rows, pod picking, post-harvest phenotyping, seed composition analyses.2) Operate the GPS-equipped tractor for planting and end-trimming, and field plot Combine for harvesting, maintain field plot equipment and keep inventory of equipment supplies 3) Assist in setting up, lay-outing and managing summer and winter crossing blocks and greenhouse increases, and participate in the team to conduct soybean pollination in both field and greenhouse4) Provide support to the graduate student and postdoctoral researcher’s projects, maintain integrity of seed inventories in the cold rooms, and perform other duties as expected

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

The ideal applicant will have the ability to operate farm equipment with basic understanding of equipment maintenance and must have the ability to define work priorities and meet the timeline. Demonstrated ability to pay attention to details, take initiatives, follow experimental protocols. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both written and oral and to work effectively in a team setting.

Area-specific certification may be required and training will be provided as appropriate (i.e. UGA HazMat training).

Demonstrated knowledge and skills of production agriculture systems and plant breeding; experience in field research activities; ability to learn new technology; demonstrated teamwork skills and ability to work in both field and lab environment.

Valid state driver license

Physical Demands:

Withstand sustained periods of physical activity such as standing, bending, reaching above shoulder level and have the ability to lift 50 pounds. Operate farm equipment and to work extended hours during peak periods such as planting and harvest seasons. 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?:

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:

Closely work with program research coordinator and other team members in all aspects of field research activities, including seed cleaning, treatment and packaging, planting, managing and maintaining field plots, taking field notes, harvesting plots and plant rows, pod picking, threshing, post-harvest seed phenotyping, seed composition analyses

Percentage of time:

40

Duties/Responsibilities:

Operate the GPS-equipped tractor for planting and end-trimming, and field plot Combine for harvesting, maintain field plot equipment and keep inventory of equipment supplies.

Percentage of time:

20

Duties/Responsibilities:

Assist in setting up, laying-out and managing summer and winter crossing blocks and greenhouse increases, and participate in the team to conduct soybean pollination in both field and greenhouse

Percentage of time:

30

Duties/Responsibilities:

Provide support to the graduate students’ and postdoctoral researchers’ projects, maintain integrity of seed inventories in the cold rooms, and perform other duties as expected

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:

Niki Walden

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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