Tech II/III, Lab - Biological Sciences

Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 01, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Biological Sciences

Division Name

College of Sciences & Math

Position Title

Tech II/III, Lab - Biological Sciences

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Two years with extension based on need, funding and performance.

Job Summary

The Jones Lab in the Department of Biological Sciences is seeking a Lab Tech II or III for assistance in research.

2 year limited term appointment, continuation of employment will be contingent upon availability of funding

Essential Functions

The essential functions of this position will include but are not limited to: 1) Maintaining, managing, and organizing lab stocks; 2) Helping establish baseline lab operations and safety protocols in accordance with regulatory requirements; 3) Coordinating setup and management of lab equipment including facilitating access to other labs’ personnel for shared equipment; 4) Overseeing training of students both undergraduate and graduate when they first start in the lab; 5) performing some experimental design and data collection/analysis; and 6) other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

Education Level

High school diploma or equivalent

Field of Study

Years of Experience


Area of Experience

Experience should be in a scientific lab with safety protocols.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

For a Level III tech a total of four years of relevant experience is required.

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 year relevant education per year of required experience.

Area of Experience

Biology scientific lab safety and protocols.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Candidates must be organized and independent with excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. Candidates will also need to have basic wet lab skills, including at least some experience with: PCR, molecular cloning, ability to prepare chemical solutions, sterile technique, and DNA / RNA extraction protocols.

Minimum Technology Skills

Basic computational literacy (experience with Microsoft Office or equivalent) plus the ability to learn new software as needed.

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$25,000 - $46,700

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.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
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Supplemental 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.
    • 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 high school diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have 1 year of experience in a scientific lab with safety protocols, OR a degree to use in lieu of experience?
    • Yes
    • No

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