Research Assistant - Tifton (Ozias-Akins)

University of Georgia

United States

December 6, 2021

Description

Posting Details Posting Number S07353P

Working Title Research Assistant - Tifton (Ozias-Akins) Department CAES-Horticulture 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

In 2018, The UGA Tifton Campus began a yearlong Centennial celebration with various events to commemorate its 100th anniversary of providing updated research to the community. Research is done on a wide range of commodities, including cotton, peanuts, vegetables and turf grass, all of which make agriculture the No. 1 industry in Georgia. In 2004, a teaching program was initiated and it has been growing ever since. College-level instruction on campus is aimed at undergraduate and graduate-degree level study.

College/Unit/Department website https:// www. caes.uga.edu/campuses/tifton/departments/horticulture.html Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Full Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information

Daily schedule will be determined by project priorities

Advertised Salary $33,000/year Posting Date 11/09/2021 Open until filled Yes Closing Date Proposed Starting Date 12/06/2021 Special Instructions to Applicants

This position is located in Tifton, GA, which is approximately 200 miles southwest of Athens, Georgia, 200 miles south of Atlanta, GA and approximately 70 miles north of the Florida line.

Location of Vacancy Tifton 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).

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.

Classification Title Agriculture/Forestry Technical/Paraprofessional/Professional

FLSA Non-Exempt Job Family Research And Lab 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

Prefer a Bachelor's in Biology or related field

Position Summary

The incumbent will assist researchers and technicians with research on genetics and genomics in peanuts. Specific responsibilities will include crossing and reproductive analysis of multiple genotypes, developmental stages, and disease states. Observational and computer skills are essential.

This position is grant-funded for 2 years. While the continuation of funding and employment is anticipated, it is not guaranteed.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

- Ability to follow both written and verbal instructions in a lab, greenhouse, or field environment. - Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills

Physical Demands

- Lift and carry up to 25 lbs. - Sit or stand for extended periods of time while conducting repetitive tasks outdoors, in the greenhouse, or in the lab

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.

Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities

Planting and harvest – Primarily consists of manual planting of small plots for replicated tests in the field. Seeds may be germinated in the greenhouse for transplanting to the field

Percentage of time 25 Duties/Responsibilities

Data collection – will consist of molecular assays in the laboratory (DNA extraction and PCR); measurement of plant characteristics in greenhouse and field – morphological, reproductive, disease responses

Percentage of time 25 Duties/Responsibilities

Data analysis – entry of data into spreadsheets, data sorting, data processing – all computational

Percentage of time 25 Duties/Responsibilities

Crossing – male and female plants grown in a greenhouse. Females are emasculated in the late afternoon and pollinated in the early morning (this requires patience and conscientiousness to ensure all anthers are removed without damaging flower and that pollen is transferred to stigmas – greenhouse)

Percentage of time 25

Contact Information

Contact Details

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below. For assistance with your application or login, please email hrweb@uga.edu.

Recruitment Contact Name Ann Wiggins Recruitment Contact Email awiggins@uga.edu Recruitment Contact Phone

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References with Contact Information
  • Optional Documents

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