Tech III, Lab - Biological Sciences

Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 30, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Biological Sciences

Division Name

College of Sciences & Math

Position Title

Tech III, Lab - Biological Sciences

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

1 year limited term with the possibility of renewal based on need, funding, and performance.

Job Summary

The Department of Biological Sciences is looking to hire a full-time (one year limited term with the possibility of renewal based on need, funding, and performance) Laboratory Technician. This person will perform advanced biochemical, molecular, virological, immunological experimental techniques in support of current projects investigating host-pathogen interactions.

Essential Functions

Essential functions include but are not limited to: Assist in the design and execution of wet-bench biochemical, microbiological, molecular, virological and immunological experiments, maintain mouse colony; maintain detailed records and assist in the writing, editing and, graphic preparation of manuscripts for publication; instruct and supervise undergraduate student employees upon request; participate in laboratory and other mandatory meetings; perform basic laboratory duties such as ordering/tracking supplies and preparing solutions and media; act as liaison with other university offices, vendors, and other offices as necessary; May act as lab safety officer by monitoring and maintaining laboratory radiation, chemical and/or biological safety compliance.
Please utilize the attachment feature of our online employment site and attach a resume. Only complete application packets will be accepted for review. Auburn University and the Department of Biological Sciences is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment, and holds this expectation of all potential employees.

Education Level

High school diploma or equivalent

Field of Study

Years of Experience

4 years of relevant experience

Area of Experience

Candidate’s experience should be in biological sciences working in a virology/modern molecular biology lab.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Education Level

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

This job requires a person that can provide a high degree of accuracy, reliability, organization, effective communication, and experience with computers/software. This employee must provide the highest standard of laboratory practices, safety, and professional interactions. Knowledge of standard procedures in a modern laboratory (making solutions, media, etc).

Minimum Technology Skills

Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and graphing software.

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Desired qualifications include one year of experience in modern molecular biology lab; demonstrated proficiency in molecular cloning, nucleic acid isolation and analysis, mammalian cell culture and bacterial genetics; experience in husbandry and experimentation with a small animal model; experience in virus protection, quantitation, and manipulation, preference for work with human or animal herpesviruses or orthomyxoviruses; experience with Bioinformatics software for sequence data analysis.

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$28,000 - $46,700

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.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
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    • Employment websites (Indeed, HigherEd Jobs, etc.)
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    • Professional Journal
    • Listserv
    • HR email
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    • Walk-in
    • Other
  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University.
    • Not a current Auburn employee
    • Current Auburn employee in position less than one year
    • Current Auburn employee in position more than one year
  3. * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have 4 years of experience in biological sciences working in a virology/modern molecular biology lab OR an advanced degree in lieu of years of experience?
    • Yes
    • No

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