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Research Technician (Part Time)

UGA Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study
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Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
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The main objective of the position is to support a research project focused on experimental infection of wild turkeys with lymphoproliferative disease virus. The job will be housed at the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study (SCWDS) and Department of Pathology at the University of Georgia. This position provides the opportunity to be part of a dynamic research team for a one-year study. The Research Technician will play a key supportive role an investigation into disease manifestations of lymphoproliferative disease virus in wild turkeys in an experimental setting.


The technician will work closely with a PhD student and supervising faculty member at SCWDS as well as with other staff members, student assistants, and student volunteers. The person in this position will help support the research in numerous ways, which may include egg and animal husbandry and sampling, processing of biological samples (e.g., oral/cloacal swabs, blood, tissues), performing laboratory assays (i.e., PCR), data entry and upkeep and other computer related tasks, equipment and laboratory maintenance, scheduling student assistants, cataloging and data collection from video records (behavior aspect), ordering and stocking supplies, assistance in necropsy and formalin-fixed tissue processing, organizational aspects, and other duties as needed. This job may also involve training and overseeing activities of work-study students, veterinary student externs, volunteer students, and others to assist in the above duties. The technician may participate in data analysis if time and interest permits. Work hours will be 20 hours a week (50% time), with some flexibility between the hours of 8:00am -5:00pm.


Activities and decisions are varied in nature, needing independent action and judgment in solving common problems. Less common scenarios or matters are resolved with the oversight of the supervising faculty, PhD student or other senior faculty/staff members.


Completion or anticipated completion of a BS or BA degree in wildlife ecology, biological or veterinary sciences, physiology, and animal or laboratory science is strongly preferred; however equivalent training or experience will be considered.


Previous experience with animal handling and/or in a laboratory is preferred. Experience working as part of a veterinary health or veterinary/wildlife research team, and skills in organization and multi-tasking are advantageous. Laboratory and field experience with techniques used in wildlife health surveillance is considered an asset, as is experience in data management.


Interested candidates should contact Chloe Goodwin ( or Nicole Nemeth (

How to Apply:

All applicants must apply at the link below:


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