Research Associate I/II/III

Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 25, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Schl Fisheries Aquac Aquat Sci

Division Name

College of Agriculture

Position Title

Research Associate I/II/III

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

The individual selected for this position will provide professional research assistance with ongoing programs at the E. W. Shell Fisheries Center, School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences, Auburn University.

Essential Functions

Essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

*Develops or assists in the development of complex project proposals, plans, and protocols.

*Conducts non-routine experiments, investigations and/or studies related to programs and projects in pursuit of new knowledge, techniques and concepts.

*Coordinates or assists logistics of research to include equipment, materials, and labor needs.

*Collects data/samples related to others’ research and in complex cases.

*Records, compiles, processes and analyzes data/samples.

*Documents results and observations in writing as well as presenting results to others.

*May prepare research results for publication or presentation at conferences to include performing literature reviews and writing results and discussions.

*May instruct students and/or supervise others’ research in area of expertise.

*May maintain project budgets and/or coordinate funding.

*Coordinate and maintain equipment, materials, labor and support of facility/lab operations.

*Lead and/or assist in development of plans and protocols required for safety and inspection ( IACUC, OHS, etc.).

*Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Education Level

Master's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Fisheries, Aquaculture, or closely related field.

Years of Experience

No experience required for entry level I. Salary Range: $31,300 - $52,100

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Research Associate II: Master’s degree in Fisheries, Aquaculture, or closely related field and 2 years of experience in research practices and protocols relevant to the position. Salary range: $35,000 – $52,100

Research Associate III : Master’s degree in Fisheries, Aquaculture, or closely related field and 4 years of experience in research practices and protocols relevant to the position. Salary range: $39,300 – $65,500

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

Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
Excellent organization skills.

Minimum Technology Skills

Computer skills in using programs such as Microsoft Office, Excel, etc.

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

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

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

Please utilize the attachment feature of our online employment site and attach/upload a cover letter and resume.

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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 Fisheries, Aquaculture, or a 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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