Research Associate I/II

Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 16, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Entomology and Plant Pathology

Division Name

College of Agriculture

Position Title

Research Associate I/II

Job Class Code

HA02 A/B

Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

1 year

Job Summary

The individual in this position will provide professional research assistance for a program focused on molecular ecology of plant-microbe interactions.

This is a one-year limited term position. Continuation will be contingent upon availability of funding.

Essential Functions

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: assist supervisor in conducting routine experiments using basic microbiology and molecular biology techniques, responsible for equipment, materials, labor and lab operations, assist supervisor in planning and conducting experiments in growth chamber and greenhouse settings, collect and process research samples and data according to written protocols; perform data entry and assist in report preparation and presentation of results; and perform other duties as necessary.

Education Level

Master's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Microbiology, Biological Sciences, Plant Sciences, or a closely related field.

Years of Experience

No experience required for entry level I

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Research Associate I: Master’s degree in discipline appropriate to position and no experience
Pay Range: $31,300 – $52,100

Research Associate II: Master’s degree in discipline appropriate to the position and 2 years of relevant experience in research practices and protocols.
Pay Range: $35,000 – $58,400

Education Level

Indicated education is required; no substitutions allowed.

Field of Study

Years of Experience

When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Desired qualifications include the following:
-Experience in performing routine molecular biology experiments including PCR, cloning, Real-time PCR ; and routine microbiology procedures including isolation, and characterization of bacteria.
-Experience working with next-generation sequencing including library preparation and downstream NGS data analyses.

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$31,300 - $58,400

Job Category


Working Hours if Non-Traditional

List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Posting Date


Closing Date

EEO Statement

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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  2. Cover Letter
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

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  1. * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
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  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University.
    • Not a current Auburn employee
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    • Current Auburn employee in position more than one year
  3. * Do you have a Master's degree or higher from an accredited institution in Microbiology, Biological Sciences, Plant Sciences, or a closely related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
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    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+

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