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The University of Georgia
Athens, GA
Closing date
Apr 11, 2024

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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:
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, providing services to animal owners and veterinarians, and conducting investigations to improve the health of animals as well as people. The college benefits pets and their owners, food-producing animals, and wildlife by offering the highest quality hospital and diagnostic laboratory services. Equipped with the most technologically advanced facilities located on a university campus, the college is dedicated to safeguarding public health by studying emerging infectious diseases that affect both animal and human health.

The College of Veterinary Medicine values all members of the university community, recognizing that differences in experience and culture can only lead to a more well-rounded, accepting academic environment as embodied in our Principles of Community (
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Benefits Eligible
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Full Time
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8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, occasional nights and/or weekends depending on research needs
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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 (
Classification Title:
Research Paraprofessional/Professional
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.
Position Summary:

This position is responsible for parasite production and maintenance of filarial life cycles. Conducting experiments independently or with minimal supervision. This position will also supervise and train undergraduates in these procedures
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Manual dexterity; Previous laboratory animal, parasitology/entomology experience;
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs and Graph Pad Prism; Experience using a microscope/dissecting scope
Previous management of filarial life cycles; Knowledge of larval migration inhibition assay; Extensive knowledge of experimental design of both in vivo and in vitro experiments with filarial parasites.
Physical Demands:

Occasional lifting of boxes
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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:
Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):
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.

Manage and conduct independent research projects
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Assist in maintaining the life cycles of mosquitoes and filariae; coordinate and prepare shipments of filarial materials to researchers; Laboratory maintenance - cleaning and sterilize glassware and equipment, stock and order supplies; restraint, handling, and bleeding of laboratory rodents, dogs and cats
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Periodic duties:
External training coordinator; Maintain animal inventory records and order animals as needed; Cross-train on other laboratory procedures, and assist in procedures as needed; Maintain equipment and supply inventories and repair records; Perform related duties as required and assist PI, Assoc. and Asst. Research Scientists as needed.
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