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Research Technician III (Tompkins)

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

Posting Number S06724P
Working Title Research Technician III (Tompkins)
Department VetMed-Vaccines & Immun 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
Advertised Salary $31,000
Posting Date 08/10/2021
Open until filled Yes
Closing Date
Proposed Starting Date 08/23/2021
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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).
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Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section6/C2653.
Position Information

Classification Title Research Paraprofessional/Professional
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 employee will be responsible for support of BSL-2 laboratory activities. The employee will be responsible for preparing culture media, reagents, buffers and other solutions. Employee will order, stock and inventory supplies; maintain a clean and sterile lab environment; assist with administration duties such as package shipping and receiving, mail retrieval, answering phones and processing visitors. Employee is responsible for the laboratory support duties such as washing and autoclaving glassware, routine and preventative maintenance of lab equipment. Employee will perform cell culture, media supernatant harvesting, protein purification, western blots, protein quantification, ELISA, maintain B cell hybridomas, monoclonal antibody assessment. Employee will have good communication skills and will report directly to the Director, who is the Principal Investigator as a fully productive, cooperative team member.

This position is grant funded for up to three years. Continuation of employment, while probable, is not guaranteed.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
Work well with others in the lab group.
Basic laboratory skills, including sterile technique, cell culture and basic analytical skills.
Strong organizational skills.
Detail oriented and accurate.
Learn and acquire new skills in a fast paced environment.
Multi-task and prioritize work assignments with little supervision.
Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
Physical Demands
Lift and carry up to 15 pounds, both assisted and unassisted.
Communicate effectively via telephone, email, and in person to varied stakeholders.
Utilize computer technology for all applications in a manner that meets performance expectations.
Sit or stand for long periods of time and use of repetitive actions during the entire work day.
Drive UGA vehicles when necessary to perform job tasks.
Is driving a responsibility of this position? Yes
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.

Organize and assist in implementation of research projects including data collection, assay development, and execution of projects and project management. Perform scientific techniques such as flow cytometry, gel based PCR, cell culture and ELISAs. Conducts complex research experiments as assigned by supervisor. Perform animal work.
Percentage of time 55

Maintains inventory of chemicals, media and other supplies through UGAmart software to ensure sponsored research is not held up due to lack of supplies.
Percentage of time 25

Perform laboratory maintenance duties such as autoclaving and dishwashing, and technical equipment maintenance.
Percentage of time 10

Administrative duties; shipping and receiving; mail processing, and other duties assigned by supervisor.
Percentage of time 10
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