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.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
Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Full/Part time Full Time
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
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
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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
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Classification Title Research Paraprofessional/Professional
Job Family Research And Lab
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.
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
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
Sterile technique and molecular analysis (including DNA isolation, PCR,
library preps); plant tissue and cell culture. Plant husbandry.
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?
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)
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
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
Assist with lab and equipment maintenance, including ordering and tracking
Percentage of time 10
Care for turfgrass plants in greenhouse (planting, maintenance, tissue
Percentage of time 10
Supervision and training of undergraduate students.
Percentage of time 10
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Recruitment Contact Email
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