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Lab Coordinator - Ecological Protection Lab (Open until March 1)

Job Category: Staff

Location: Dahlonega, GA

Department: Physics / Biology

This position is open until March 1.

General Summary:

The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for a Lab Coordinator at the Dahlonega campus. The Lab Coordinator will be responsible for the operational activities of the Ecological Protection Lab, formerly the Predatory Beetle Lab, which is a program of UNG’s Environmental Leadership Center. The primary focus of the Ecological Protection Lab is the rearing, release and tracking of populations of predatory beetles and other biological controls to combat the hemlock woolly adelgid.

Additionally, the Lab will explore and develop strategies for combating other ecological threats in the North Georgia region, in cooperation with federal and state agencies and other universities.

The Ecological Protection Lab is a program of the Environmental Leadership Center. The ELC supports service, research and teaching activities that promote leadership and stewardship in preserving and enhancing the environment.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 17,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs.

Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

The Lab Coordinator will:

Be responsible for oversight of laboratory facility. Ensures appropriate environment and prepares and performs lab operations.

Work with the Environmental Leadership Center Director to develop and maintain the lab’s research focus and budget.

Coordinate the work of and provide support services to researchers, technicians, students, and volunteers involved in both production and research operations of the lab.

Develop and implement policies, procedures, and standards for lab operations to ensure the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality control of the laboratory and compliance with federal, state, and university regulations and standards.

Coordinate the ordering, inventory, storage, and maintenance of supplies, laboratory supplies, and instruments essential to the operation of the lab.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Working knowledge of biology and laboratory rearing equipment and procedures
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a lab setting
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to present data to the public and outside agencies and to effectively coordinate with a variety of governmental agencies
  • Ability to work carefully and maintain orderly work environment.
  • Ability to work outdoors in rugged terrain
  • Valid driver’s license

Certifications/Licenses and Minimum requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Biology or closely related field required

Requires three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Administrative Assistant - Environmental Leadership Center (Open until March 1)

Job Category: Institutional Student Worker

Location: Dahlonega, GA

Department: Physics / Biology

This position is open until March 1.

General Summary:

The Environmental Leadership Center (ELC) supports service, research and teaching activities that promote leadership and stewardship in preserving and enhancing the environment. The Administrator for the ELC will assist in coordinating accounts, communications, and partnerships between our four programs: The Water Lab, the Ecological Protection Lab, the Ecological Restoration Lab, and the UNG Sustainability Lab.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

• Accounting for the four budgets of the ELC (including travel, reimbursals, payroll, invoices)
• Outreach and Organization of events, databases, calendars
• Web development and upkeep
• Communications including phone calls, letters, e-bulletin boards, publications

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Applicants should be detailed oriented and have experience with MS Excel, Web Design, or equivalent outreach and organizing skills.
• Must have an interest and passion for the environment and sustainability and be a people person ready to engage with a diversity of people via phone, e-mail and face to face meetings.

Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:

• Work experience in accounting, organizing, communications, or website work desired.
• Must be enrolled at the University of North Georgia in a minimum of six (6) credit hours to qualify as a student worker

Required Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit contact information for three professional references.

Certifications/Licenses and Minimum requirements:

• Work experience in accounting, organizing, communications, or website work desired.
• Must be enrolled at the University of North Georgia in a minimum of six (6) credit hours to qualify as a student worker.

Application materials can be uploaded through UNG’s Hire Touch system. Or e-mail directly to Justin Ellis, Director at Justin.ellis@ung.edu.

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