Posting Number G/R11364P
Working Title Laboratory/ Research Assistant
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
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
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Location of Vacancy Athens Area
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Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors
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fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a
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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.
Collecting field data
Percentage of time 60
Sorting and identifying samples
Percentage of time 30
Performing data entry
Percentage of time 5
Percentage of time 5
Classification Title Temporary Technical Paraprofessional
UGA Job Code
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
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?
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)
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Do you possess a valid driver's license?