Laboratory/ Research Assistant

University of Georgia

United States

December 22, 2021

Description

Posting Details Posting Number G/R11364P

Working Title Laboratory/ Research Assistant Department Warnell-Research About 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 (https: // www. uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 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 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 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 Employment Type Employee Additional Schedule Information

40 hours per week

Advertised Salary $11-14 hourly based on experience. Anticipated Start Date 02/25/2021 Posting Date 02/03/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Athens Area EOO 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).

UGA Statement

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https: // coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call (706) 542-2222.

Duties/Responsibilities

Please approximate the percentage of time spent on each task (out of 100%) during a typical work week. List these tasks in order of importance, with the most critical task coming first. Do not list more than 6 entries – do not go below 5% time per assigned duty.

Duties/Responsibilities

Collecting field data

Percentage of time 60 Duties/Responsibilities

Sorting and identifying samples

Percentage of time 30 Duties/Responsibilities

Performing data entry

Percentage of time 5 Duties/Responsibilities

Microscope work

Percentage of time 5

Position Details Classification Title Temporary Technical Paraprofessional

FLSA Non-Exempt UGA Job Code Job Family FTE 1.00 Minimum Qualifications Position Summary

Assist graduate students, professor, and laboratory coordinator with various research projects that are ongoing in the laboratory and in the field. This will entail field collecting of insect samples, correct preparation and preservation of specimens, sorting insects in the lab, cleaning and maintain field equipment, data entry, and microscope work.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position

Bachelor's degree or currently enrolled student preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Physical Demands

Willing to work in extreme temperatures and endure hiking to collect trap samples located throughout the state. Lifing up to 50 lb boxes of traps and/or lures occasionally. Willing to travel long distances to collect samples that are in various regions of the Southeast and partake in overnight trips periodically. Performing monotonous tasks such as looking through a microscope in the laboratory for hours at a time.

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 Is driving a requirement of this position? Yes 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

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