Research Assistant II/III - Research Associate I/II/III

Location
Alabama, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
May 17, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


Position Details

Requisition Number

S816P

Home Org Name

Forestry & Wildlife Sciences

Division Name

School of Forestry & Wildlife Sci

Position Title

Research Assistant II/III - Research Associate I/II/III

Job Class Code

HA01B/C, HA02 A/B/C

Appointment Status

Full-time

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

Yes

Limited Term Length

2 years

Job Summary

This is a 2 year limited term appointment funded by extramural funds.
Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences invites applications for the position of Research Assistant II/ III – Associate I/II/ III . This position is committed to 100% research associated with the Auburn University Forest Health Cooperative and will coordinate the research of one faculty member and multiple graduate students.

Essential Functions

The Forest Health Co-op’s mission will be to address important, current and pertinent forest health issues in a way that addresses real world management problems in the Southeastern United States. Essential functions include, but are not limited to: an ongoing research and technology transfer program involving industry, state, and private forest land owners; engage actively in research, collection and analysis of data, development of experimental designs and/or protocols that address Co-op priorities. The successful candidate will participate in writing research reports, technical notes and newsletter articles for Forest Health Co-op Members. Will participate in presentations at Forest Health Co-op meetings and at regional or national meetings of relevance. Will be required to travel to field sites across the Southeastern U.S. to install experiments, collect data and serve as a liaison with Forest Health Co-op Members in a limited diagnostic capacity. The candidate must have the ability to work in strenuous field conditions.

Education Level

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Forest Pathology, Forest Entomology, Forestry or closely related field

Years of Experience

2

Area of Experience

Research practices and protocols

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Research Assistant II – Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Forest Pathology, Forest Entomology, Forestry or closely related field and 2 years experience in research practices and protocol.
Salary Range: $31,300 – $52,100

Research Assistant III – Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Forest Pathology, Forest Entomology, Forestry, or closely related field and 4 years of experience in research practices and protocols.
Salary Range: $35,000 – $58,400

Research Associate I – Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Forest Pathology, Forest Entomology, Forestry, or closely related field and no experience
Salary Range: $31,300 – $52,100

Research Associate II – Master’s degree from an accredited institution Forest Pathology, Forest Entomology, Forestry, or closely related field and 2 years of experience in research practices and protocols.
Salary Range: $35,000 – $58,400

Research Associate III – Master’s degree from an accredited institution Forest Pathology, Forest Entomology, Forestry, or closely related field and 4 years of experience in research practices and protocols.
Salary Range: $39,300 – $65,500

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

A valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain one prior to employment is required.

Desired Qualifications

1. A background in forest entomology, forest pathology or forest health and research
2. Familiarity with data set management and analytical methods
3. Experience with forestry, pathological and entomological experimentation and monitoring
4. Strong understanding of the interactions of forest health, insects and diseases that affect tree health;
5. Understanding of silviculture; good knowledge of Southeastern US forestry practices along with background in entomology/pathology
6. Able to work independently or as a team leader
7. Able to perform a variety of field sampling techniques, manage data sets, coordinate multiple tasks, and supervise hourly student employees.

Salary Grade

31

Salary Range

$31,300 - $65,500

Job Category

Research

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Job occasionally requires climbing or balancing, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, and lifting up to 50 pounds. The position also requires the ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

Posting Date

05/17/2021

Closing Date

06/13/2021

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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