Temporary Lab/Research Assistant-Ali

University of Georgia

United States

December 22, 2021

Description

Posting Details Posting Number G/R01452P

Working Title Temporary Lab/Research Assistant-Ali Department CAES-Plant Pathology 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/plant-pathology.html Employment Type Employee Additional Schedule Information Advertised Salary Anticipated Start Date 04/01/2019 Posting Date 03/19/2019 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes 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 EOO 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.

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.

Duties/Responsibilities

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.

Duties/Responsibilities

Research Assistance in the lab and greenhouse: Sample collection, DNA/RNA extraction and conduct PCR, real-time PCR, LAMP, ELISA, and electrophoresis, statistic data analysis

Percentage of time 65 Duties/Responsibilities

Writing and reporting: Make presentations orally or in poster of research results at conferences, and prepare manuscripts

Percentage of time 30 Duties/Responsibilities

Mentor student workers

Percentage of time 5

Position Details Classification Title Temporary Technical/Paraprofessional (NE)

FLSA Non-Exempt UGA Job Code Job Family FTE 1.0 Minimum Qualifications Position Summary

The purpose of this position is to provide operations assistance with plant disease diagnosis studies experiments using a wide range of advanced molecular detection approaches (eg. PCR, reverse transcriptase PCR, real-time PCR, LAMP, ELISA, and/or other contemporary procedures) on plant samples affected by bacteria, fungi, viruses, or nematodes. Research activities will be conducted in the lab and greenhouse and research data will be presented in scientific conference and peer-review journals.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position

Master's Degree in an ag related field is preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Lab experience is preferred

Physical Demands

Bending, lifting, stooping, etc.

Is this a Position of Trust? 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 Is driving a requirement of this position? 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

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