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University of Georgia
retirement plan
United States, Georgia, Athens
May 11, 2024
Posting Details
Posting Details

Posting Number S11956P
Working Title LAB TECHNICIAN I - Strand Lab
Department CAES-Entomology
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 (https://www.uga.edu/). 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
Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM, some occasional weekend work may be required but can be discussed with supervisor.
Advertised Salary Commensurate with experience
Posting Date 04/17/2024
Open until filled Yes
Closing Date
Proposed Starting Date 06/01/2024
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 Laboratory Paraprofessional/Professional
FLSA Non-Exempt
FTE 1.00
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 Strand Lab is in need of a full-time research technician position. The incumbent will be responsible for helping to maintain the day-to-day activities of the research laboratory.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity and comfort with insects and mammals (rats).

Physical Demands

  • Work is normally performed in a laboratory environment.
  • Remaining in normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time
  • Reaching and grasping with extending hands and arm; dexterity with small insects including insect eggs.
  • Driving as needed to perform job duties.

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) 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 UGA Credit Background Check website.
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 UGA Background Check website.


  • Overseeing the health and maintenance of insect cultures (mosquitoes, wasps and moth)
  • Keeping records, providing supplies for lab researchers and working with undergraduate student assistants.

Percentage of time 55

  • Responsible for maintaining lab protocols as well as training and coordinating student assistants.
Percentage of time 30

  • Responsible for compliance with UGA Safety and IACUC compliance (including some work with lab rats for research purposes.
Percentage of time 10

  • Hosting educational groups to tour mosquito facility
Percentage of time 5
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