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Research Professional--Tripp

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


Posting Number S11630P
Working Title Research Professional--Tripp
Department VetMed-Infectious Diseases
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 or ORP
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Full/Part time Full Time
Work Schedule
Additional Schedule Information
8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Some nights and/or weekends may be required based on research needs.
Advertised Salary 37,068-45,000
Posting Date 02/07/2024
Open until filled Yes
Closing Date
Proposed Starting Date 03/18/2024
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 applicant will be trained to work mostly independently to design and research projects. The applicant will provide supervision and guidance for students and other personnel.
Work involves 1) characterization of RSV vaccines, 2) design, and optimization of experiments for analysis, and 3) optimization of assays to better understand host responses to inflammation and viral disease.

Performance differs from a technician in planning and executing complex experiments, analyzing data, and applying theoretical concepts.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

  • Will perform sterile techniques, follow existing lab SOPs.
  • Have good communication.
  • Willingness to learn and develop new competencies.

Physical Demands

  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
  • Lifting up to 40 lbs. unassisted.

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 .
Duties/Responsibilities


Duties/Responsibilities
Planning and executing data analysis and summarizing results.

  • Characterization of vaccine candidates.
  • Optimization of RSV immunogens and adjuvants.
  • Design and optimization of experiments to analyze vaccine outcomes.
  • Execution of various assays to evaluate outcomes.
  • Molecular biology optimization.
  • Response to emerging infectious diseases.


Percentage of time 60


Duties/Responsibilities
Laboratory management.

  • Establishing and editing SOPs.
  • Providing guidance on SOPs.
  • Aiding and performing autoclaving,
  • Glass washing, stock ordering, inventory organization, preparation of solutions, and equipment maintenance.
  • Provides training to graduate students and others in these areas.


Percentage of time 30


Duties/Responsibilities

  • Maintaining lab notebooks.
  • Training students.
  • Preparing/reviewing manuscripts.

Percentage of time 10
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