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Life Science Technician

Company: University of Georgia
Location: Athens
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number

Working Title
Life Science Technician

VPR-Savannah River Ecology Lab

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
See website

College/Unit/Department website

Posting Type

Retirement Plan

Employment Type

Benefits Eligibility
Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time
Full Time

Work Schedule

Additional Schedule Information
Monday through Friday, 8:00-5:00

Advertised Salary

Posting Date

Open until filled

Closing Date

Proposed Starting Date

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a cover letter summarizing your research interests and qualifications for the position, CV, and 3 names and contact information for three references.

Location of Vacancy
Augusta 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 (

Position Information

Classification Title
Life Science Technician



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
The position will support research of the distribution and movements of contaminants in lotic systems; bioaccumulation and trophic transfer using aquatic invertebrates and riparian spiders as model organisms; stormwater assessment and management; stream restoration, and constructed wetland effectiveness.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Physical Demands

  • Lift 50 lbs.

    Is driving a responsibility of this position?

    Is this a Position of Trust?

    Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?

    Does this position require a P-Card?

    Is having a P-Card an essential function 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)

    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.


    • Assist with safe and efficient sample processing for trace element or radionuclide analyses.

      Percentage of time

      • Maintain data in safe and organized manner.

        Percentage of time

        • Maintains credential required to enter and utilize the SREL Counting facilities and work in Soil Contamination Areas.

          Percentage of time

          • Conduct, sometimes alone, activities associated with field research in remote areas.

            Percentage of time

            • Assists in providing information as required for all chemical, radiological, equipment, and/or other inventories as requested by SREL safety, property accounting, or similar staff with reporting requirements to DOE and/or UGA.

              Percentage of time

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