Research Professional II

University of Georgia

United States

December 12, 2021

Description

Posting Details Posting Number S07463P

Working Title Research Professional II Department VetMed-Poultry Diagnos & Rsch 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

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. We have an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in our Principles of Community, https:// 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

8am – 5pm Monday – Friday; some weekends and holidays may be required

Advertised Salary $42,000 Posting Date 11/22/2021 Open until filled Yes Closing Date Proposed Starting Date 12/12/2021 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).

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 Research Paraprofessional/Professional

FLSA Non-Exempt Job Family 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

Bachelors degree in Biology or science related field and at least 4 years experience in a biological research laboratory

Position Summary

This is a professional, administrative, technical and supervisory position in a biotechnology and molecular research laboratory studying and performing diagnostic services in detecting and identifying avian pathogens, viruses, and bacteria, as well as research in vaccine development and epidemiology of avian mycoplasma. This position performs research, which includes reading and applying pertinent literature, planning and conducting molecular biology and animal experiments requiring advanced skills and techniques, analyzing and interpreting data.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Standard laboratory skills as well as experience with molecular biological techniques. Knowledge of managing research projects, including experimental design. Ability to organize, collect data and report findings. General computer knowledge. Good communication and time management skills as well as the ability to work with multiple labs to complete tasks.

Physical Demands

Stand or sit for long periods of time. Lift up to 50 lbs

Is driving a responsibility of this position? No 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

Management of PDRC Mycoplasma Lab including planning and implementation of research trials, routine husbandry of research animals, inoculations, vaccinations, necropsies and data collection and analysis.

Percentage of time 40 Duties/Responsibilities

Preparing and maintaining cultures, culture media and reagents. Prepare and inoculate clinical samples in appropriate substances for use in research trials. Perform various scientific tests and procedures (PCR, DNA extraction, DNA cloning, serum plate agglutination tests, Hemagglutination inhibition, ELISA, Immunoflourescence test) to identify cultures and biochemical reactions.

Percentage of time 30 Duties/Responsibilities

Perform research testing including histopathology, molecular diagnostics and serology

Percentage of time 20 Duties/Responsibilities

Supervise lab cleanliness and maintenance, as well as maintaining inventory, supplies, and equipment. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of proper research SOPs.

Percentage of time 10

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 Naola Ferguson-Noel Recruitment Contact Email naolaf@uga.edu Recruitment Contact Phone

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Applicant Documents

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  • Resume/CV
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  • Cover Letter
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