Research Assistant I

Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 22, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Anatomy Physiol & Pharmacol

Division Name

College of Veterinary Medicine

Position Title

Research Assistant I

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

1yr + as long as funding is available

Job Summary

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. The individual in this position will be responsible for performing mouse colony management and mouse genotyping on various transgenic strains.

Essential Functions

Performs mouse colony management; performs mouse genotyping on various transgenic strains; harvests mouse brain tissue and perform histological processing and analysis; record and analyze data from behavioral experiments with mice, such as analyzing sleep/wake states based on EEG data; assists with running behavioral experiments with mice; maintain lab routines; prepare data and graphs for presentation; assists in the development of research proposals, plans and protocols; conducts routine or fundamental experiments, investigations and/or studies related to programs and projects in pursuit of new knowledge, techniques and concepts. Assists with logistical considerations to include equipment, materials, and labor needs. Collects data/samples related to others’ research and in routine cases. Records, compiles, processes and analyzes data/samples. Documents results and observations in writing as well as presenting results to others. May assist in the preparation of research results for publication or presentation at conferences to include assisting in literature reviews and assisting in the writing of results and discussions. May instruct students and/or supervise others’ research in area of expertise

Education Level

Bachelor's degree

Field of Study

Biomedical Science or related field

Years of Experience


Area of Experience

Experience in research practices and protocols

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

Ability to provide administrative and professional support to research programs and projects

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Skills in statistical analysis, immunohistochemistry, RT PCR

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.

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  2. Curriculum Vitae
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  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or higher in Biomedical Sciences or related field?
    • Yes
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