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Company Name : Auburn University
Company Location : Auburn, AL
Job Position : Research Associate
Job Category : Jobs in Alabama

Job Description :

Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number

Home Org Name
Schl Fisheries Aquac Aquat Sci

Division Name
College of Agriculture

Position Title
Research Associate

Job Class Code

Appointment Status

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

Limited Term Length
1 year

Job Summary
The individuals selected for these positions will provide professional-level assistance with research related to fish parasites and disease. These are limited-term appointments funded from external sources. Continuation of employment is contingent upon the availability of funds.

About Auburn: At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship, and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.

Why employees choose Auburn: Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts, and more!

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Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

Essential Functions
Essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

Conduct screening and diagnosis of fish pathogens on hatchery or wild fish; perform necropsies and collect samples to detect viral, bacterial, fungal, or parasitic fish pathogens; maintain bacterial agars and virological medias; isolate and plate bacteria and viruses; manage and maintain lab equipment and inventory; conduct research and write papers and submit for peer review and publication if appropriate; write case reports to deliver results to state, federal, or private producers; and perform other duties assigned by supervisor.

Travel may be required to hatcheries or field areas, meetings, site visits, and workshops throughout the year.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level
Master’s degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study
Biology, Fisheries, or closely related fields.

Years of Experience
No experience required for entry Level I

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels
Research Associate II: Master’s degree in Fisheries, Aquaculture, or closely related field and 2 years of experience in research practices and protocols relevant to the position.

Research Associate III: Master’s degree in Fisheries, Aquaculture, or closely related field and 4 years of experience in research practices and protocols relevant to the position.

Research Associate IV: Master’s degree in Fisheries, Aquaculture, or closely related field and 6 years of experience in research practices and protocols relevant to the position.

Alternate Minimum Education and Experience (If available)

Education Level
Indicated education is required; no substitutions allowed.

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities
Excellent interpersonal communication skills

Minimum Technology Skills
Computer skills in using programs such as Excel, ArcGIS, and SAS are helpful

Minimum License and Certifications
Valid driver’s license required

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications
Desired qualifications include the following:

Experience with performing diagnostic tests with microbiology and/or virology in a lab setting.

Experience working with fish pathogens

  • Peer review papers/publications

Posting Detail Information

Salary Range
$38,600 – $57,900

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Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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EEO Statement
Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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