Research Associate I (Insect Identification Tech)

Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 05, 2021
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 (Insect Identification Tech)

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

2 years

Job Summary

The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Auburn University is seeking a highly motivated researcher to perform aphid identification as part of a regional research collaboration aimed at understanding the seasonal dynamics of aphid species that infest cotton. The overarching goals of this project is to understand variation in the abundance, distribution, and timing of infestations into cotton across the cotton belt.

Support for the position is available for 2 years, with additional support beyond year 2 contingent on funding.

Essential Functions

The individual selected for the position will work in a team setting to co-organize sample processing, assist with identification of insects, and lead data recording, analysis, and reporting.

Education Level

Master's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Entomology or a closely related field.

Years of Experience

No experience required for entry level I

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Education Level

Indicated education is required; no substitutions allowed.

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

*Knowledge/experience with insect identification.

*Must be able to work both independently and in a team setting, possess excellent organization interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, and enjoy working with diverse teams.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

The selected candidate must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States by the start date and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. The candidate will also need to secure required visas for their stay in Kenya.

Desired Qualifications

Experience identifying aphids is highly desirable.

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$31,300 - $52,100

Job Category


Working Hours if Non-Traditional

List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Posting Date


Closing Date

EEO Statement

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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 DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
    • AU Employment website
    • Employment websites (Indeed, HigherEd Jobs, etc.)
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • Newspaper
    • Professional Journal
    • Listserv
    • HR email
    • Social Media
    • State Employment Service
    • 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 Master's degree or higher from an accredited institution in Entomology or a 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+

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