Research Assistant I/II/III/IV

Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 23, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Veterinary Medicine Administration

Division Name

College of Veterinary Medicine

Position Title

Research Assistant I/II/III/IV

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

1 yr with contingent on funds

Job Summary

Two Positions Available

This is a 1 year limited term appointment. Continuation of employment is contingent upon availability of funds.

Assists researchers in planning, maintaining or completing research programs and/or projects involved in the discovery of new knowledge, techniques, and concepts which require fundamental scientific/research knowledge, skills and abilities following relevant policies, procedures, regulations and laws.

Essential Functions

The individual in this position is responsible for the clean and efficient operation of plasmapheresis equipment (including maintenance) to harvest plasma from horses to be used in the production of human abotulinum antitoxin. The focus of the position is to exercise control of the establishment of the collection, processing, storage and distribution of plasma. Professional training will be required and furnished as necessary for the competent performance of their assigned functions to ensure that the final product has the safety, purity, potency, identity and effectiveness to be used to manufacture a therapeutic human botulinum antitoxin. Facilities provided for the collection of plasma will be maintained in a clean, orderly manner by this person so the withdrawal of blood from equine donors can be performed with minimal risk of contamination. The storage and quarantine of the finished product will be handled by this person as well as the other members of the research team in the GMP section. Additional duties include post production processing, handling and shipment of plasma.

Education Level

Bachelor's degree

Field of Study

Discipline appropriate to position

Years of Experience

No experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Level II – Bachelor’s degree in discipline appropriate to position and 2 years of experience.
Level III – Bachelor’s degree in discipline appropriate to position and 4 years of experience, including at least 2 years at the preceding level or equivalent.
Level IV – Bachelor’s degree in discipline appropriate to position and 6 years ofexperience, including at least 2 years at the preceding level or equivalent.

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs occasionally.

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Experience as a human (Auto-C) plasmapheresis technician or equine veterinary technician is desired.

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$28,000 - $65,500

Job Category

Agricultural/Veterinary Medicine

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

Normal working hours, plus holidays and weekends as needed

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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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other
  4. Other Documentation
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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.
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    • Current Auburn employee in position less than one year
    • Current Auburn employee in position more than one year
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in a related field?
    • Yes
    • No

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