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Research Technician II

Company: The University of Georgia
Location: Athens
Posted on: December 1, 2019

Job Description:

Posting Details Posting Details Posting NumberS04158PWorking TitleResearch Technician IIDepartmentVet Med Population HealthAbout 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 ( ). 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 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. We have an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in our Principles of Community, College/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information 8am - 5pm Monday - Friday; some weekends and holidays may be required Advertised Salary$27,600/yearPosting Date10/16/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date12/02/2019Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens 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 TitleResearch Paraprofessional/ProfessionalPay GradeFLSANon-ExemptJob FamilyFTE1.00Minimum 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 - Advanced skills in molecular biology or biological sciences to include DNA isolation and purification, cloning, preparing all media and reagents. - Previous experience in Mycoplasma research - Bachelors degree in Biology or science related field and at least 1 year experience in a biological research laboratory Position Summary This is a position in a microbiology research laboratory studying and performing diagnostic services in detecting and identifying avian pathogens, viruses, and bacteria. This position involves performing various scientific testing for technical scientific research and animal trials for isolation and identification of avian mycoplasma. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Proficient in Microsoft Office. Physical Demands Lift at least 25 lbs, and stand or sit for long periods of time. Is driving a responsibility of this position?Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)YesCredit 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 Assist the PDRC Mycoplasma Lab in planning and implementation of research trials, including routine husbandry of research animals, inoculations, vaccinations, necropsies and data collection and analysis. Percentage of time40 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities Assist in the PDRC Mycoplasma Lab in preparing and maintaining cultures, culture media and reagents. Prepare and inoculate clinical samples in appropriate substances for use in research trials. Perform various scientific tests and procedures (PCR, DNA extraction, DNA cloning, serum plate. Percentage of time30 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities Assist the PDRC Mycoplasma Lab in performing research testing including histopathology, molecular diagnostics and serology. Percentage of time15 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities Assist in lab cleanliness and maintenance, as well as maintaining inventory. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of proper research SOPs. Percentage of time15Posting Specific Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (). Applicant Documents Required Documents Resume/CV Optional Documents Cover Letter

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