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Scientific Programmer

University of Georgia
Bogart, GA
Closing date
Sep 20, 2023

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Posting Details

Posting Number S09747P

Working Title Scientific Programmer

Department Ecology-Ctr Ecol of Infec Dis

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 Internal (PEP)

Retirement Plan TRS

Employment Type Employee

Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time Full Time

Work Schedule

Additional Schedule Information

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Advertised Salary Commensurate with Experience

Posting Date 01/18/2023

Open until filled Yes

Closing Date

Proposed Starting Date 02/01/2023

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 (

Position Information

Classification Title Research 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 Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases (CEID) seeks a scientific programmer and data analyst to aide in research on the ecology of infectious diseases. The selected incumbent will work with teams of student, postdoc, faculty, and staff researchers engaged in various projects that elucidate the nature disease emergence, transmission, spread, and the potential effects of various mitigation strategies. The programmer will work with CEID's working groups, the Global Infectious Disease Intelligence Consortium, and provide technical support for other center activities, including sponsored projects.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Qualifications include scientific programming and data analysis in R, prior technical writing experience, and a broad background in environmental biology.

Physical Demands

Work in front of a computer screen for extended periods. Driving as needed to perform job related duties.

Is driving a responsibility of this position? Yes

Is this a Position of Trust? No

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) No

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.



Scientific programming in R for projects related to disease mapping and modeling.

Percentage of time 25Duties/Responsibilities

Analyze data and produce images that communicate the relationships among the data represented (data visualization).

Percentage of time 15Duties/Responsibilities

Assist with the acquisition of data relevant to project needs and manage database.

Percentage of time 20Duties/Responsibilities

Preparing reports of work completed to share with the research community at regular project meetings.

Percentage of time 15Duties/Responsibilities

Assist with writing proposals for external funding, predominantly contributing to proposal sections that discuss the development of software packages.

Percentage of time 15Duties/Responsibilities

Participate in administrative meetings with CEID staff and project meetings for CEID working groups.

Percentage of time 10

Contact Information

Recruitment Contact

Contact Details

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

Recruitment Contact Name John Drake

Recruitment Contact Email

Recruitment Contact Phone

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. *Do you possess a valid driver's license?
    • No Response
    • No
    • Yes
  2. *Are you a current employee of the University of Georgia?
    • No Response
    • No
    • Yes
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
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