Research Assistant I/II

Location
Alabama, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
May 26, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


Position Details

Requisition Number

S847P

Home Org Name

Schl Fisheries Aquac Aquat Sci

Division Name

College of Agriculture

Position Title

Research Assistant I/II

Job Class Code

HA01 A/B

Appointment Status

Full-time

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

Yes

Limited Term Length

1 year

Job Summary

This is a one-year limited term appointments. Continuation will be contingent upon availability of funding.

The individual selected for this position will provide professional research assistance related to catfish genetics.

Essential Functions

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

*Conduct fish culture, fish feeding, spawning, egg incubation, feeding, animal welfare checks, water quality maintenance, seining, move aerators and dissolved oxygen checks.
*Inspect fish culture facilities and conduct basic molecular analyses.
*Collect and analyze data, maintain genetics records, follow IACUC protocols, stocking, and harvesting.
*Assist with purchasing supplies, chemicals, and maintaining all systems and related equipment.
*Assist with maintaining lab organization and cleanliness and training others in molecular techniques and trouble shooting.
*Maintain and operate recirculating systems, basic vehicle maintenance, isolate DNA, conduct PCR analysis and additional molecular procedures.
*Fish processing
*Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Education Level

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Fisheries, Biology, or a closely related field

Years of Experience

No experience required for entry level I

Area of Experience

Fish culture, basic molecular genetics

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Research Assistant II: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Fisheries, Biology, or closely related field and 2 years of experience in research practices and protocols related to fish culture and/or basic molecular genetics.

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

Biology, aquaculture, molecular genetics

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Skills with fish culture and basic molecular genetics

Minimum Technology Skills

Basic computer skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Desired qualifications include experience in the following:

Conducting fish culture, fish feeding, spawning, egg incubation, feeding, animal welfare checks, water quality maintenance, seining, move aerators and dissolved oxygen checks: Conducting basic molecular analyses; Collecting and analyzing data, maintaining genetics records, following IACUC protocols, stocking, and harvesting. Assisting with purchasing supplies, chemicals, and maintaining all systems and related equipment. Assisting with maintaining lab organization and cleanliness and training others in molecular techniques and trouble shooting. Maintaining and operating recirculating systems, basic vehicle maintenance, isolating DNA, conducting PCR analysis and additional molecular procedures; Fish processing

Salary Grade

30

Salary Range

$28,000 - $58,400

Job Category

Research

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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Posting Date

05/26/2021

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.

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

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  1. * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
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  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University.
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  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution in Fisheries, Biology, or a closely related field?
    • Yes
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  4. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
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