Research Assistant I/II (Laboratory Chemist)

Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Crop Soil and EnvironmentalSciences

Division Name

College of Agriculture

Position Title

Research Assistant I/II (Laboratory Chemist)

Job Class Code

HA01 A/B

Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

1 year

Job Summary

The individual selected for this position will provide professional laboratory research assistance related to crop-livestock production systems.

This is a one year limited term position and is funded from external sources. Continuation of employment is contingent upon availability of funds.

Essential Functions

Daily functions will include analyzing samples (plant, soil, water, manure), performing QA and QC and managing data into a central database. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

*Assist in method development.
*Assure that analytical and other laboratory equipment are properly maintained and operational.
*Assist with and/or prepare results for publication or presentations at research conferences and extension meetings.
*Assist in sample collection during field visits. Occasional travel will be required.

Education Level

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Chemistry, Biology, Soil and Plant Science, or closely related field.

Years of Experience

No experience required for level I; Salary Range $28,000 - $46,700

Area of Experience

Relevant work experience in coordination of lab operations, instrument maintenance and troubleshooting, development of wet chemical procedures.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Research Assistant II: Bachelor’s degree in areas listed above and 2 years of relevant work experience in coordination of lab operations, instrument maintenance and troubleshooting, development of wet chemical procedures.
Salary Range $31,300 – $52,100

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

Must have strong analytical skills and knowledge of laboratory safety procedures.

Minimum Technology Skills

Advanced knowledge of ICP - AES, Discrete or Continuous Flow Analyzer, CNS analyzer, HPLC, Ion chromatography.

Minimum License and Certifications

A valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain one prior to employment is required. The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Desired Qualifications

Master’s degree in chemistry, soil chemistry, or related analytical chemistry scientific field.

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$31,300 - $65,500

Job Category


Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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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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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

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  1. * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
    • AU Employment website
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    • Veterans Assistance Services
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    • Newspaper
    • 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 Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution in Chemistry, Biology, Soil and Plant Science, or closely related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
  5. * Do you have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain one prior to selection?
    • Yes
    • No

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