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Polymer Tech Research Professional - NMI

Company: University of Georgia
Location: Athens
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Job Description:

Posting Details



Posting Details




Posting Number
S04040P


Working Title
Polymer Tech Research Professional - NMI


Department
VetMed-SAMS-New Materials Inst


About the University of Georgia
Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 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 employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 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 as embodied in our Principles of Community ().


College/Unit/Department website



Posting Type
External


Retirement Plan
TRS or ORP


Employment Type
Employee


Benefits Eligibility
Benefits Eligible


Full/Part time
Full Time


Work Schedule



Additional Schedule Information
Monday - Friday, 8-5pm, occasional nights and weekends


Advertised Salary
commensurate with experience


Posting Date
09/26/2019


Open until filled
Yes


Closing Date



Proposed Starting Date
10/24/2019


Special Instructions to Applicants



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.





Position Information




Classification Title
Research Paraprofessional/Professional


FLSA



FTE
1


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.


Preferred Qualifications



Position Summary
We are seeking a Biosystems Research Assistant to join the Polymer and Coatings Research and Production team within the UGA New Materials Institute. The selected candidate will be a creative and self-starting research professional and will collaborate with other members of the team to develop and implement commercial biomaterial and bioprocessing applications. The candidate will possess a solid understanding of applied chemistry techniques and concepts. This position will involve significant hands-on laboratory and pilot scale work.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies



Physical Demands
Involves working at bench and or computer for extended periods of time.


Is driving a responsibility of this position?
No


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 website.





Duties/Responsibilities




Duties/Responsibilities
Professional will work with research and development team on experiments involving goal specific polymer synthesis including design strategies, processing methods, and synthesis manipulation and optimization.


Percentage of time
40




Duties/Responsibilities
Professional will work with research and development team on analytical and application-specific performance testing of polymers to evaluate parameters such as purity, compositional integrity, shelf life and environmental limits of use.


Percentage of time
40




Duties/Responsibilities
Laboratory and equipment maintenance, ordering and maintenance of laboratory supplies.


Percentage of time
20



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