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Research Technician - Turfgrass Biotechnology

Company: The University of Georgia
Location: Athens
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Job Description:

Posting Details Posting Details Posting Number S02455P Working Title Research Technician - Turfgrass Biotechnology Department CAES Applied Genetic Tech Ctr About the University of Georgia 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 ( http://www.uga.edu/ ). 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 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 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 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 College/Unit/Department website http://parrottlab.uga.edu/parrottlab/ Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Full Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information Mon-Fri 8am-5pm Advertised Salary $24,763 Posting Date 01/25/2019 Open until filled No Closing Date 06/30/2019 Proposed Starting Date 07/28/2019 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 Pay Grade 052 FLSA Non-Exempt Job Family Research And Lab FTE 1.0 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 qualificaitons. Preferred Qualifications Bachelor's degree in a biological field Position Summary The position will produce and analyze turfgrass biotechnology, as part of an overall project on turf development. This will include gathering tissues and establishing tissue cultures, establishment, care, preparation and analysis of the plants; collecting data, keeping and submitting records of materials processed, preparing monthly progress reports; supervision and training of undergraduate students. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Sterile technique and molecular analysis (including DNA isolation, PCR, library preps); plant tissue and cell culture. Plant husbandry. Physical Demands Plant and care for turfgrass plants in the greenhouse, including lifting pots and moving pots and soil. Occasional field work. Is driving required to perform essential duties outlined in this position? (This does not include infrequent trips) The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license when offered employment. Does this position have financial responsibilities? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No 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 Duties/Responsibilities Turfgrass transformation and tissue culture, including vector preparation, aseptic technique, media preparation. Molecular analysis (DNA extraction, PCR, hybridization) of transgenic soybean. Percentage of time 40 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities Record-keeping and uploading to project web site as needed. Data analysis and interpretation. Preparation of monthly reports, and represent lab in project conference calls. Percentage of time 30 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities Assist with lab and equipment maintenance, including ordering and tracking chemical inventories. Percentage of time 10 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities Care for turfgrass plants in greenhouse (planting, maintenance, tissue harvest). Percentage of time 10 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities Supervision and training of undergraduate students. Percentage of time 10 Posting Specific Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (). In the event you are selected as a finalist for employment, the hiring department may conduct a background check. Any offer of employment with the University of Georgia is contingent upon a successful completion of a background investigation. If necessary, will you consent to a background check? No Response No Yes Do you have a valid driver's license? Yes No Applicant Documents Required Documents Resume/CV Cover Letter Optional Documents

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