Student Research Assistant-Nematology

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Posting Details

Posting NumberG/R06028PWorking TitleStudent Research Assistant-NematologyDepartmentCAES Plant PathologyAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of 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 was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 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/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websiteEmployment TypeEmployeeAdditional Schedule InformationAdvertised SalaryAnticipated Start Date10/14/2019Posting Date09/30/2019Closing DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area EOO 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.


Please approximate the percentage of time spent on each task (out of 100%) during a typical work week. List these tasks in order of importance, with the most critical task coming first. Do not list more than 6 entries – do not go below 5% time per assigned duty.


Care for plants and/or pathogen cultures

Percentage of time25Duties/Responsibilities

Assist with field research: collect samples, label, planting, data collection, harvest, etc.

Percentage of time25Duties/Responsibilities

Assist with lab protocols

Percentage of time25Duties/Responsibilities

Assist with lab maintenance and chores: wash glassware, supplies, prepare basic solutions, and media, take away trash, etc.

Percentage of time25Position Details

Classification TitleStudent AssistantFLSANon-ExemptUGA Job CodeJob FamilyFTE.50Minimum QualificationsPosition Summary

This position involves sorting and recording nematode soil samples that received from our clients, filling of 100cc beakers with soil, extracting plant-parasitic nematodes from samples, accurately entering nematode assay results into a database system, washing glassware, keeping the lab neat and clean, and if necessary, sterilizing glass containers in an autoclave. In addition to processing nematode diagnostic samples, incumbent would work on various research projects on the management of plant-parasitic nematodes associated with different crops. Specifically, incumbent would maintain both greenhouse and field experiments, apply treatments, and record relevant data.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position

High school diploma preferred
Current UGA undergraduate student

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Physical Demands

Standing, lifting, enduring outside and/or inside elements for extended periods of time.
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
Minimal lifting/bending in the normal operations of a typical office/lab environment.
Travel to/from multiple locations to complete job duties

Is this a Position of Trust?Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoIs driving a requirement of this position?YesDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)NoPosting Specific Questions

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Resume/CV
    2. Cover Letter
    3. List of References with Contact Information
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