Research Associate I/II/III/IV

Employer
Auburn University
Location
Alabama, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 28, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Type
Full Time


Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number

S1370P

Home Org Name

Schl Fisheries Aquac Aquat Sci

Division Name

College of Agriculture

Position Title

Research Associate I/II/III/IV

Job Class Code

HA02A/B/C/D

Appointment Status

Full-time

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

Yes

Limited Term Length

1 year

Job Summary

The individual selected for this position will provide professional research assistance with ongoing aquaponics programs at the E. W. Shell Fisheries Center, School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences, Auburn University. The employee will help develop and implement large-scale aquaponics projects primarily dealing with the fish side of the research and will be the primary person who assists with planning, coordinating, maintaining, and executing studies as well as maintaining research files and summarizing the data.

Essential Functions

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

1) Planning and Implementation- Develops and implements research project and protocols for researchers that integrated, nutrition, production practices, nutrient loading of culture systems and health. This includes monitoring of animals and research systems.

2) Operations coordination- Assists in the prioritization of fish production goals to meet the needs of researchers and demonstration faculty/staff from multiple departments. Manages and adjusts resources to ensure proper fish husbandry and production goals are met. Monitors for fish health and implements husbandry protocols.

3) Equipment/supplies management- Manages, prepares, and maintains equipment, materials, and labor in support of faculty and facility needs (including research and production equipment); Organization and accounting for expansive inventory.

4) Development of publications relevant to research and outreach of projects; assists with the development of reports and new proposals.

5) Compliance- Ensures compliance with animal care and chemical and maintains suitable records to meet regulatory and safety requirements; Manages chemical inventory, storage, and disposal.

6) Data management- Maintain and manage experimental data, protocols and records.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level

Master's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Fisheries, Aquaculture, Zoology, Biological Sciences, or closely related field.

Years of Experience

No experience required for entry level I.

Area of Experience

Aquaculture

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.

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.

Research Associate IV: Master’s degree in Fisheries, Aquaculture, or closely related field and 6 years of experience in research practices and protocols relevant to the position.

Alternate Minimum Education and Experience (If available)

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

Aquaculture

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills; ability to work in a group environment, moderate to advanced knowledge in the field of fisheries/aquaculture research and broad knowledge of associated equipment, materials, and processes; moderate knowledge of complex aquaculture processes such as fish spawning and husbandry, disease diagnostics, observation, documentation, data collection and analysis.

Minimum Technology Skills

Computer skills in using programs such as Microsoft Office, Excel, etc.; Ability to work with statistical analysis software ( SAS ) and reference management tools (Endnote) as well as on line data and task management (sharepoint) tools; familiarity/experience with a variety of water quality instruments and general farm equipment and tools.

Minimum License and Certifications

Driver’s license

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

Master’s degree in Fisheries, Aquaculture, or closely related field and 2 years of experience in research practices and protocols relevant to the position.

Posting Detail Information

Salary Grade

31

Salary Range

$31,300 - $75,100

Job Category

Research

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

City position is located in:

Auburn

State position is located:

Alabama

List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Posting Date

01/28/2022

Closing Date

EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. 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.

Quick Link for Internal Postings

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

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  2. * Do you have a Master's degree or higher from an accredited institution in Fisheries, Aquaculture, Zoology, Biological Sciences, or closely related field?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Will obtain degree within 6 months


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