Amphibian Husbandry Technician
Company: The University of Georgia
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Amphibian Husbandry Technician
About the University of Georgia
The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant
university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the
states oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution
of higher education ( ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15
public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The Universitys
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 Universitys 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
Additional Schedule Information
Up to 20 hours per week for 17 weeks between February 2022 and May
2022. When traveling is required, lodging will be covered, and a
fleet vehicle will be provided. Students are encouraged to apply
but should consider their availability and flexibility relative to
their class schedule.
Anticipated Start Date
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should submit a cover letter, 1-2 page resume, and a
list of 2-4 references (including contact email and phone numbers).
For each reference, please indicate the nature of your
relationship. The cover letter should summarize your interests and
experiences, and should address why this opportunity is relevant to
your future career goals. Please email all materials as a single
PDF file with your last name as the first part of the file name.
Email your application to Dr. John Maerz at email@example.com. Review
of applications will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled.
Location of Vacancy
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please approximate the percentage of time spent on each task (out
of 100%) during a typical work week. List these tasks in order of
importance, with the most critical task coming first. Do not list
more than 6 entries do not go below 5% time per assigned duty.
Animal Husbandry Duties
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Temporary Technical Paraprofessional
UGA Job Code
The Maerz Lab (http://www.maerzlab.com) at the University of
Georgia is hiring a part-time technician to focus on animal
husbandry of gopher frogs and striped newts. The technician will be
based in Athens, Georgia and will mainly work from a field lab
located within Whitehall Forest. Project details, compensation,
information, and procedures are provided below. The southeastern
United States is a region of high amphibian diversity and
undergoing significant changes in climate, residential and
agricultural development, and altered disturbance regimes. The
southeastern pine-savanna ecosystems contain a high diversity of
amphibian species including many threatened and imperiled species
such as gopher frogs and striped newts. As a lab we are currently
studying how captive-rearing and release can augment populations of
gopher frogs and we are studying the life-history of striped newts.
Duties will include regular checks of captive animals, routine
cleaning of housing, feedings, and recording data. Work may also
include tidying lab workspaces and travel to field sites (up to 3.5
hrs from Athens, GA) to collect or release animals, and checking on
animals housed in in situ field enclosures. The individual will
work under the direct supervision of Dr. John Maerz
(https://www.maerzlab.com/john-maerz-bio) and Vanessa Terrell, and
will work closely with graduate students in the lab. The technician
will receive an hourly rate of $12 per hour for up to 20 hours per
week for 17 weeks between February 2022 and May 2022. When
traveling is needed, lodging will be covered, and a fleet vehicle
will be provided. Students are encouraged to apply but should
consider their availability and flexibility relative to their class
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification
Preferred applicants have some college-level coursework in ecology,
wildlife biology, or a related field. Prior experience is not a
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
Lab work will include lifting heavy carboys of water, and lifting
and lowering aquariums and outdoor tanks.
Trips to the field may include hot and humid weather conditions, as
well as exposure to mosquitos and ticks.
When traveling is needed, lodging will be covered, and a fleet
vehicle will be provided.
Is this a Position of Trust?
Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial
Does this position require a P-Card?
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?
Is driving a requirement of this position?
Does this position have direct interaction or care of children
under the age of 18 or direct patient care?
Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT
security, personnel records, patient records, or access to
chemicals and medications)
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
Recruitment Contact Name
Recruitment Contact Email
Recruitment Contact Phone
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