Research Technician - Turfgrass Biotechnology

University of Georgia

United States

December 1, 2021


Posting Details Posting Number S04574P

Working Title Research Technician - Turfgrass Biotechnology Department CAES-Applied Genetic Tech Ctr 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 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 Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Full Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information

Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00, some weekend work as necessary to achieve research objectives and some conference travel.

Advertised Salary Up to $39,000 , based on experience Posting Date 10/07/2021 Open until filled Yes Closing Date Proposed Starting Date 12/01/2021 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.

Classification Title Research Paraprofessional/Professional

FLSA Non-Exempt Job Family Research And Lab FTE 1.0 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

The position will produce and analyze turfgrass biotechnology, as part of an overall project on turf development. This will include gathering tissues and establishing tissue cultures, establishment, care, preparation and analysis of the plants; collecting data, keeping and submitting records of materials processed, preparing monthly progress reports; supervision and training of undergraduate students.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Sterile technique and molecular analysis (including DNA isolation, PCR, library preps); plant tissue and cell culture. Plant husbandry.

Physical Demands

Plant and care for turfgrass plants in the greenhouse, including lifting pots and moving pots and soil. Occasional field work.

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) No 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.



Turfgrass transformation and tissue culture, including vector preparation, aseptic technique, media preparation. Molecular analysis (DNA extraction, PCR, hybridization) of transgenic soybean.

Percentage of time 40 Duties/Responsibilities

Record-keeping and uploading to project web site as needed. Data analysis and interpretation. Preparation of monthly reports, and represent lab in project conference calls.

Percentage of time 30 Duties/Responsibilities

Assist with lab and equipment maintenance, including ordering and tracking chemical inventories.

Percentage of time 10 Duties/Responsibilities

Care for turfgrass plants in greenhouse (planting, maintenance, tissue harvest).

Percentage of time 10 Duties/Responsibilities

Supervision and training of undergraduate students.

Percentage of time 10

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