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Research Professional

University of Georgia
retirement plan
United States, Georgia, Athens
April 16, 2024
Posting Details
Posting Details

Posting Number S11715P
Working Title Research Professional
Department VPR-GA Genomics Bioinformatics
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
Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Advertised Salary $55k - $70k, or commensurate with experience
Posting Date 02/23/2024
Open until filled Yes
Closing Date
Proposed Starting Date 04/01/2024
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

  • A Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, chemistry, or related field is preferred.

Position Summary
The Research Professional is responsible for genomics sequencing project management, oversight of lab technicians, data management and coordination, training and quality assurance of lab projects, supervision of general laboratory functions including but not limited to lab safety management, chemical/hazardous waste disposal and documentation, maintenance of chemical supplies, making stock solutions, supervision of chemical inventory and ordering.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

  • Strong laboratory technical skills in molecular biology
  • Experience with Illumina sequencing instrumentation, e.g. MiSeq/NextSeq, related protocols and library preparation
  • Experience with long read sequencing, e.g. Oxford Nanopore, and PacBio
  • Experience in data handling and bioinformatics skills

Physical Demands
Working in a standard lab environment.
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 .

Responsible for providing technical assistance with sequencing projects in the core facility and personnel training.
Percentage of time 30

Manage and/or complete sequencing and QC projects as received by the lab and dissemination of results. Aid in design implementation and modification of lab protocols.
Percentage of time 30

Oversee and direct lab technicians in their day-to-day processing of lab library preparation and sequencing projects. Help ensure completion of projects in a timely manner.
Percentage of time 20

Conduct preliminary and multivariate analyses and prepare tables and other reports for dissemination.
Percentage of time 20