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Research Technician II

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

Posting Number S08337P
Working Title Research Technician II
Department VetMed-Physiology & Pharmacol
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
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 as embodied in our Principles of Community ( http://vet.uga.edu/principles-of-community/).
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 Negotiable
Posting Date 04/19/2022
Open until filled Yes
Closing Date
Proposed Starting Date 05/02/2022
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).
USG Core Values Statement
The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section8/C224/#p8.2.18_personnel_conduct.

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 1.00
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
This position will serve as the lab manager/research technician for the research lab of Dr. Anumantha G Kanthasamy in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology. The research lab conducts NIH-funded basic research pertaining to neurodegenerative and neuroinflammatory mechanisms in cell culture and preclinical mouse models of Parkinson's disease and related neurological disorders. The lab's translational research focuses on biomarker discovery in human samples and testing novel therapeutics in preclinical animal models.

Responsibilities of this position will include multiple aspects of scientific research including experimental design and execution, assay optimization and validation, data collection, and project management. Prior experience with mouse work. The employee will perform multiple behavioral, neurobiochemical and histological assays.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
Experience and/or willingness to handle rodents
-Ability to effectively communicate, maintain accurate documentation, and
pay attention to detail.
-Ability to work in a sometimes-stressful environment.
-Ability to demonstrate critical thinking skills while carrying out instructions.
-Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality, while providing
consultation to a variety of stakeholders.
-Basic computer knowledge in MS Word and Excel.
Physical Demands
-Lift up to 30 pounds.
-Dealing with stressful situations.
-Manual dexterity to work with small, delicate pieces of
equipment or large heavy objects/containers/machinery.
-Wearing all protective gear, including mask, gloves, gown, hairnet, safety
-Work for long periods of time with arms extended.
Is driving a responsibility of this position? No
Is this a Position of Trust? No
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) 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.
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 and project management. Read and develop basic understanding
of research project protocols. Maintain accurate records with every aspect
of research projects. Proper disposal of biohazard waste. Perform
inventory, and provide basic maintenance and ordering of research
supplies and equipment.
Percentage of time 50

Animal care includes daily monitoring of physical health/well-being,
administering treatments, and management. Assist with the collection of
blood and urine.
Percentage of time 10

Responsibilities of this position will include multiple aspects of scientific research including experimental design and execution, assay optimization and validation, data collection, and project management. Prior experience with mouse work is highly preferred. The employee will perform multiple behavioral, neurobiochemical and histological assays.
Percentage of time 20

Professionally communicate with investigators and colleagues concerning
the affected work flow, time limitations, and project status. Maintain a
positive attitude and calm demeanor throughout stressful situations. Accept
constructive criticism. Write report and present to colleagues and supervisor.
Maintain accurate records with every aspect of research projects.
Percentage of time 20
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