- Director and Research Scientist, Center for Applied Isotope Studies (CAIS)
Does this position have operation, access, or control offinancial resources?Yes Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Working TitleDirector and Research Scientist, Center for Applied IsotopeStudies (CAIS) Posting TypeExternal About the University of Georgia EEO Statement Qualifications for this position include a Ph.D. in a physicalscience or related field plus a CAIS -relevant scientificbackground (https://cais.uga.edu/research/) and a record ofobtaining external funds to support research and commensurate withrank.For details about the requirements for each of the ResearchScientist faculty ranks, please see section 2.1 Requirements forAppointment in the University of Georgia Guidelines for theAppointment and Promotion of Research Scientists(https://research.uga.edu/docs/policies/research/Research-Scientist-Appointment-Promotion.pdf). The internationally recognized CAIS reports to the UGA VicePresident for Research. CAIS is the largest isotope geochemistrylaboratory / radiocarbon AMS dating facility in the U.S. and isaccredited under ISO / IEC 17025:2005. CAIS is a free-standingfacility of nearly 20,000 sq. ft. on the UGA campus and containsstate-of-the-art equipment for radiocarbon dating, environmentalanalyses, food flavor and beverage authenticity testing, andbio-based product testing, among other services. Reflecting theCenter’s interdisciplinary nature, its 40+ scientists, staff, andstudents are experts in physical chemistry, geology, marinescience, physics, archaeology, ecology, and biology. Theycollaborate in research and method development, serve the UGAresearch community, and work with a worldwide clientele, includingacademic institutions, government agencies, and private companies.Annual revenue is approximately $3 million. CAIS scientists alsocontribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring,host students in their laboratories, and offer a robust K-12outreach program. Does this position require a P-Card?No Minimum Qualifications Is driving a responsibility of this position?Yes DepartmentVPR-Ctr Applied Isotope Study Supervise administrative and business office staff to ensurecompliance with all university, state, federal and USG / BORregulations. Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?No About the College/Unit/Department The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grantuniversity with statewide commitments and responsibilities is thestate’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversifiedinstitution of higher education ( http://www.uga.edu/ ). UGA is currentlyranked 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 campusesin Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-charteredUniversity in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-timestaff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 studentsincluding over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate andprofessional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools andcolleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta Universityhoused on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. College/Unit/Department websitehttps://cais.uga.edu/ Duties/Responsibilities The position will remain open until filled, but to ensure fullconsideration, all application materials should be submitted byJanuary 1, 2021. It should include a cover letter detailing how theapplicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs,responsibilities, and qualifications stated in the posting request;a current curriculum vita; and contact information for threereferences. The final applicant will be required to submit abackground investigation demonstrating eligibility for employmentwith the University of Georgia. Inquiries about the position shouldbe directed to Dr. Paul A. Schroeder, Chair of the Search Committee([email protected]). Duties/Responsibilities Posting NumberF0730P Retirement PlanTRS Position Details Duties/Responsibilities Percentage Of Time50 Tenure StatusNon-Tenure Track Posting Specific QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResume/CVCover LetterUnofficial TranscriptsOptional DocumentsPortfolioWriting SampleSample PublicationsOther Documents #1Other Documents #2CertificationTeaching Portfolio/PhilosophyResearch Portfolio/PhilosophyUnofficial Letters of Recommendation Anticipated Start Date04/01/2021 Faculty RankOpen Rank Employment TypeEmployee Percentage Of Time25 Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/orCertification Advertised Salary Position Summary Is this a Position of Trust?Yes Duties/Responsibilities Contributes to the strategic design, management, and implementationof the Center’s evaluations or assessments, scoping trips, andembedded research. Actively participates in both internal andexternal academic events related to the Center’s research. FLSA Location of VacancyAthens Area Benefits EligibilityBenefits Eligible The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction employer. All qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, geneticinformation, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation orprotected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations orassistance with the accessibility of materials related to thissearch are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]). Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Contract TypeFiscal (12 mo.) Duties/Responsibilities Posting Details Terminal degree in a physical science or related field Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions withfinancial responsibilities. For additional information about thecredit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website. Special Instructions to Applicants Credit and P-Card policy Oversee scientific, fiscal and regulatory activities, and workclosely with scientists to develop, refine, and implement a visionfor the Center’s continuing growth and excellence. Ensures that theCenter retains its leadership in providing state-of-the-artservices for academic and industrial clients. Ensure thataccreditation requirements are properly maintained to preserveaccreditation under ISO / IEC 17025:2017. Percentage Of Time5 Duties/Responsibilities Does this position have direct interaction or care of childrenunder the age of 18 or direct patient care?No Job Closing Date Attracts a quality, diverse pool of top candidates and hires staffmembers who are committed to world-class science and technology.Other duties as assigned. Physical Demands Percentage Of Time10 Underutilization Classification TitleDepartment Chair/Head AC Percentage Of Time10 Job Posting Date11/06/2020 Additional Requirements Open until filledYes Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety,IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access tochemicals and medications)Yes The University of Georgia’s ( UGA ) Center for Applied IsotopeStudies ( CAIS ) is seeking a Director at the rank of Assistant,Associate or Senior Research Scientist. The CAIS is the largestisotope geochemistry / radiocarbon AMS dating facility in the U.S.and is accredited under ISO / IEC 17025:2017. CAIS containsstate-of-the-art facilities for radiocarbon dating, environmentalanalyses, food flavor and beverage authenticity testing, andbio-based product testing (http://cais.uga.edu). CAIS’sinterdisciplinary 40+ scientists collaborate in research and methoddevelopment, serve the UGA research community and work with aworldwide clientele, including academic institutions, governmentagencies, and private companies.The Director will oversee scientific, fiscal and regulatoryactivities, and work closely with scientists to develop, refine,and implement a vision for the Center’s continuing growth andpreservation of ISO / IEC accreditation. The Director serves as theinterface with the UGA Office of Research for policyinterpretation, report preparation, and personneladministration.The successful candidate will have a commitment to a diverseworkforce and will maintain a high quality, diverse workforce ofresearchers and staff members who are committed to world-classscience and technology.The Center for Isotope Studies ( CAIS ) director provides primaryleadership for a robust and technologically advanced research andservice center. This position is mission critical. CAIS has a mixof industrial and academic clients all around the world and acrossUGA . It generates annual revenues of approximately $3M each year.The CAIS director manages these activities, and ensures that theCenter remains technologically state of the art and retains its ISO/ IEC 17025:2017 accreditation. The director also ensures that CAISoperates with fiscal and scientific integrity. The incumbent willbe responsible for ensuring that the Center supportsinterdisciplinary work at UGA and offers unique trainingopportunities for students, undergraduate and graduate. Currently,the Center collaborates with and supports the work of faculty inUGA’s Departments of Chemistry, Marine Science, Ecology,Archaeology and many others across UGA . Candidates currently active in academia as well as those currentlyactive in non-profits, government agencies, research organizations,conservatories, and/or industry are encouraged to apply.Preferred additional qualifications are a background in a facilityor laboratory operating, troubleshooting, maintaining, andrepairing compact accelerators, IRMS, GC/MS, ICP and HPLCinstrumentation. A demonstrated record of excellence in ascientific area directly relevant to the work of the CAIS,interests and specific expertise in isotope methodologies.Other preferred qualifications include a supervisory background andbackground that includes mentoring and training the next generationof researchers, including graduate students and postdoctoralscholars. Encourage the Center’s participation in collaborative,interdisciplinary work at UGA and its contributions to the teachingmission of the University. Oversee undergraduate and graduateteaching and mentoring, and ensure the offering of a robust K-12outreach program.
- Ocean City Invades Delsea in South Jersey Group 3 Football Playoff Battle
By Tim KellyFans and observers of Ocean City High School football will tell you tonight’s playoff game at Delsea Regional is the Red Raiders’ biggest in nearly a decade.The Raiders (6-2 overall, 3-2 in the West Jersey football league) travel to Franklinville, Gloucester County for a Group 3 first round battle at Delsea Regional at 7 p.m.It will be Ocean City’s first action in the state football championships since 2008, and the excitement extends to head coach Kevin Smith, despite a 46-7 home loss last Friday against undefeated St. Joseph of Hammonton in its last regular season game.“We did some things well, but we have to put (St. Joeseph) behind us quickly,” Smith said. “Let’s have a big windshield and a small rear view. It’s playoff week.”The windshield view has Delsea (6-3 overall, 4-1 league) staring at Ocean City and presenting a formidable challenge.The Crusaders are one of South Jersey’s legendary programs. When former coach John Oberg retired in the early 90s, he did so as the winningest coach in area history with a 230-67-15 record.The current coach, Sal Martchese, hasn’t skipped a beat. The Crusaders have won four consecutive South Jersey Group 3 titles and have been to five straight finals.They got off to a 0-2 start this year as a result of forfeiting a win on the field against powerful Timber Creek after using an ineligible player in that game. Since then, the Crusaders have been on a tear, going 6-1 and outscoring opponents 274-72 in their wins. They haven’t lost since a 42-35 overtime loss at Holy Spirit on September 29.The high-powered offense is led by junior running back Aidan Borguet who has rolled to over 1,500 rushing yards in Delsea’s nine games.But Ocean City has been on an impressive run of its own, winning five of its last six games in 2016 to build momentum for this year’s championship contention.The league has noticed, naming seven Red Raiders to the All-West Jersey Football League first or second teams.Quarterback Harry Pfeifle, who has 14 rushing touchdowns on the year, linebacker Tommy Meehan, defensive back Isacc Robertson, two-way lineman Arthur Spackman and defensive lineman Jimmy Rice were all named to the first team. Running back Liam Bergman and center Chad DiDonna were tapped for the second unit.“I can’t remember when we had (that many) all stars,” Smith said. “That truly is a team accomplishment.”Ocean City High School Senior Matt DiMarino provided OCNJ Daily with an exclusive up close-view of the team in his attached video.Things won’t get any easier for Ocean City moving forward. The winner of tonight’s game will face the winner of the Timber Creek-Seneca next weekend. On Thanksgiving, the Raiders face traditional rival Pleasantville, currently 7-1 and a playoff team in its own right.