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Research Technician III

University of Georgia
retirement plan
United States, Georgia, Athens
May 10, 2024
Posting Details
Posting Details

Posting Number S06411P
Working Title Research Technician III
Department VPR-Complex Carbohyd Rsch Ctr
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 (https://www.uga.edu/). 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
College/Unit/Department website
Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Full/Part time Full Time
Work Schedule
Additional Schedule Information
8am - 5pm but hours could vary based on research.
Advertised Salary $36,000
Posting Date 07/07/2021
Open until filled Yes
Closing Date
Proposed Starting Date 07/21/2021
Special Instructions to Applicants
Location of Vacancy Athens Area
EEO Policy Statement
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Position Information

Classification Title Life Science Technician
FLSA Non-Exempt
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 qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications
Position Summary
The position is responsible for performing glycosyl composition and linkage analysis using GC-MS in addition to purification and structural characterization of plant and bacterial carbohydrates. These services are CCRC's most requested service that the outside investigators are asking the Service Lab to perform. This position is responsible for coordinating these services in relation to other service and resources of the Service Laboratory. The position involves method development in research of plant and bacterial projects and in particular co-authorship in scientific journals. Work also involves instruction in the NIH and DOE hands-on training courses that the CCRC offers four weeks a year for scientists from various public and private institutions around the world.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
Knowledge of carbohydrate derviatization techniques and GC-MS and instrumentation and purification protocols. In particular, being able to perform research on challenging projects.
Physical Demands
Normal for laboratory work.
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 UGA Credit Background Check website.
Background Investigation Policy
Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website.

Perform glycosyl composition and linkage analysis on bacterial polysaccharides using GC-MS.
Percentage of time 30

Collaborative Research Projects - Develop and implement methods for the purification, derivatization and characterization of bacterial samples using gas chromatography for research projects. Have co-authorship on scientific manuscripts and responsibility in conducting the research and contributing to writing manuscripts.
Percentage of time 30

Interpretation of gas chromatography data and report writing.
Percentage of time 20

Perform periodic maintenance of all ASL instruments ( HPLC, HPAEC, GC-MS e.g.) changing the GC columns and septum.
Percentage of time 10

Assist as a laboratory instructor in the CCRC Annual NIH and DOE Training Courses for scientists from different universities, including UGA, research and regulatory institutions, and private industries around the world.
Percentage of time 10
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