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Research Technician

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

Posting Number S09551P
Working Title Research Technician
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
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 www.vet.uga.edu
Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Full/Part time Full Time
Work Schedule
Additional Schedule Information
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday
Some weekend and holiday work will be required
Advertised Salary $31,500 - $37,000
Posting Date 11/29/2022
Open until filled Yes
Closing Date
Proposed Starting Date 02/01/2023
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 be responsible for performing and supporting research on host-parasite interactions during malaria by supporting the laboratory's insectary and lab animal programs. The incumbent will be responsible for organizing and executing the laboratory's animal experiments and ensuring that trainees and other staff have samples for their experiments. The incumbent will also assist in the rearing of Anopheline mosquitoes for research purposes. Other duties related to laboratory organization and maintenance will be assigned as needed. This position will involve working with multiple species of lab animals and some weekend and holiday work. Individuals who possess previous experience rearing mosquitoes and/or lab animals (small and large) are particularly desired for position.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

  • Previous experience working with rodents, including injections, blood collections, anesthesia monitoring.
  • Previous experience working with large animals including injections, blood collections, anesthesia monitoring.
  • Ability to calculate drug dosages and administer the drugs.
  • Experience managing clinical health records for laboratory animals.
  • Experience rearing mosquitoes.
  • Ability to organize, schedule, and manage multiple lab animal studies.
  • Experience reading and writing animal user protocols.
  • Learn new procedures and solve routine technical problems as needed.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment and laboratory records.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work independently and as a fully productive, cooperative team member.

Physical Demands
Frequent movement between facilities, occasionally operating heavy equipment, lift more than 40 pounds, driving as needed to complete 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.

Carry out experiments to understand host-parasite interactions during malaria with most work involving collecting samples from animals, planning and organizing sample collections, coordinating with the lab animal facilities, etc.
Percentage of time 50

Assist with the rearing of Anopheline mosquitoes including but not limited to keeping all paperwork necessary for tracking the health of the colony, communicating to stakeholders when problems arrive, coordinating the use of mosquitoes for all members in the experiments, and performing the day-to-day maintenance/processes of rearing multiple Anopheline colonies.
Percentage of time 40

Ensure regulatory compliance and assist with preparing animal protocols.
Percentage of time 10
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