Research Scientist - Open Rank Job at The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

  • The University of Georgia
  • Athens, GA

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Research Scientist - Open Rank


VPR-Ctr Applied Isotope Study

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 Center for Applied Isotope Studies is the largest Isotope Geochemistry Laboratory / Radiocarbon AMS Dating Facility in the United States that is accredited under ISO/IEC 17025:2017. Our commitment to experiential STEM education, research excellence, and superior service sets us apart from other laboratories. As an interdisciplinary research center, our scientists are experts in physical chemistry, geology, marine science, physics, archaeology, ecology and biology. This means that CAIS researchers are able to effectively collaborate in research programs and participate in method development for myriad of industrial and academic applications.

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Benefits Eligible

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by 01/15/2024, however, screening will continue until the position is filled. Proposed start date will be on or after 3/1/2024.

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO 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 (

USG Core Values Statement:

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at .

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at . Classification Title:

Researcher AC

Faculty Rank:

Open Rank

Contract Type:

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in a related science.

Position Summary:

The University of Georgia’s (UGA) Center for Applied Isotope Studies (CAIS) seeks to hire a Research Scientist in the Stable Isotope Laboratory with expertise in the measurement of light stable isotopes (C,H,N,O,S). The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Senior Research Scientist, depending on qualifications and experience. The successful applicant will work closely with UGA’s interdisciplinary research community to develop tailored methods and novel applications of stable isotope analyses in such fields as anthropology, archaeology, ecology, geology, geography, marine sciences, food sciences, forensics, and/or other disciplines. The duties involve managing analytical projects and laboratory staff/students; running/maintaining/troubleshooting IRMS instruments and peripherals (EA, Gas Bench, and TC/EA); and collaborating with interdisciplinary teams leading to publications in peer-reviewed literature. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active research agenda and contribute to departmental governance.

Additional Requirements:

2 years of experience running, maintaining, and troubleshooting IRMS instruments and peripherals.

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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 .

Background Investigation Policy:

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website .


Provide state-of-the-art IRMS analytical services to researchers at UGA, including operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment;

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Scholarship, research, publication, and grant writing

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Job Tags

Full time, Contract work,

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