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Lab Manager

University of Georgia
retirement plan
United States, Georgia, Athens
March 26, 2024
Posting Details
Posting Details

Posting Number S11626P
Working Title Lab Manager
Department Franklin-Plant Biology
About the University of Georgia
Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 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 employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 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
M-F 8-5pm
Advertised Salary Commensurate with Experience
Posting Date 02/07/2024
Open until filled Yes
Closing Date
Proposed Starting Date 03/01/2024
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).
Position Information

Classification Title Research Professional AD
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.00
Minimum Qualifications
Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.
Preferred Qualifications
Position Summary
The individual will join a biodiversity science, with a focus on herbarium record use, and conservation genomics research team. The research of the lab focuses on understanding how plants respond to their environment in light of climate change, using genomics methods to update the conservation status of rare plants, and ethnobotanical projects. The primary duties of the laboratory manager are to help plan, organize, and conduct research in support of the mention research fields, as well as provide technical training to students, employees and volunteers in the lab. The individual will assist with a variety of tasks, not limited to managing day-to-day project-related operations, data collection and processing, data analyses, and databased management. This position is funded for a year and may be renewed for up to a total of two years.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

  • Strong R and/or other coding skills.
  • Strong knowledge of genomics pipeline(s) - wet lab skills and data analyses.
  • Knowledge in databased management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal formats (e.g., research reports, protocols).
  • Perform basic equipment and instrumentation set up and operation.
  • Able to work independently, use good judgment, and trouble-shoot technical activities.
  • Organizational skills, precision, self-awareness and is a team player.

Physical Demands

  • Able to work with small vials, test tubes and delicate laboratory equipment.
  • Able to lift and/or move 40-50 pounds (e.g., potting soil, equipment).

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 .
Background Investigation Policy
Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the .

Conducting and Analyzing Experiments in the Laboratory:

  • Independently conducting laboratory experiments and fieldwork, data analysis, and interpretation to contribute to ongoing research projects is an essential aspect of scientific research.
  • Independently analyzing data sets using dynamic tools:

    • Perform quality assurance/quality control assessment of data sets.
    • Lead component of research related to discover, document, and understand the complex feedbacks by processing samples for stable analysis.

  • Data entry and basic analysis and interpretation of results.

Percentage of time 70

Lab Organization and Maintenance:

  • Ensure essential supplies are available in the lab, including ordering and receiving.
  • Prepare solutions and media.
  • Work with personnel in the lab to maintain cleanliness and organization of the space.
  • Work with graduate students and postdocs to manage scheduling of space and undergraduate student hours.
  • Prompt and effective communication with the PI and lab members.

Percentage of time 15

Training and Mentoring:

  • Provide training and mentoring to graduate students and undergraduate workers in the group to utilize bioinformatics tools and techniques for their own projects.
  • Critically review the global research advances in the relevant fields and contribute to development of research proposals to support Dr. Williams interests.
  • Any other duties as assigned

Percentage of time 15
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