Research Assistant I

Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama
Closing date
Oct 30, 2021

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Research Assistant I

Job Summary

This is a limited term appointment funded from external sources. Continuation of employment is contingent upon availability of funds. This position will provide professional support for several research projects focused on the abiotic and biotic factors mediating freshwater harmful algal blooms in aquaculture ponds and drinking water and recreational reservoirs.  For more information about the position or the lab, please contact Alan Wilson at or visit 

Essential Functions

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: 
Participate in field sampling; conduct lab analyses (i.e., phytoplankton and zooplankton enumeration, algal pigments, nutrients); ensure proper maintenance of laboratory equipment; maintain inventory and order supplies; and perform other duties as assigned by supervisor. 

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Limnology, or closely related at the time employment begins.

Years of Experience

No experience required for entry level.

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Knowledge/experience with lab water quality analyses, such as analytical chemistry tools like GC-MS or HPLC.  

Minimum Technology Skills

Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite.

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Prior coursework in limnology and statistics desired.

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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 and attach a cover letter that includes a statement of research interests and experiences, resume, and copies of transcripts. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply by November 1, 2021. Only complete application materials will be accepted for review.

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