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Research Assistant

Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama
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Closing date
Jul 12, 2024

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Research Assistant

Requisition Number: S3671P


Job Summary

This is a 1-year limited term appointment funded from external sources. Continuation of employment is contingent upon availability of funds.


The College of Agriculture seeks applicants for a Research Assistant! 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


Why Should YOU Choose Auburn University?

  • Auburn University was named a “Best in Alabama” employer by Forbes! Our employee longevity speaks for itself, with employees staying an average of ten years. Competitive state benefits including retirement plan vesting at 10 years of service, generous leave accrual, and parental leave opportunity. Auburn University tuition assistance for yourself and your dependents. Employees can take 15 hours of classes for free, and dependents receive a 50% tuition waiver.


It’s a Lifestyle: The Auburn/Opelika area is a page right out of Southern Living magazine with an idyllic small-town feel, perfecting a unique balance between a close-knit community and driving consistent growth and development. Paralleling the exponential growth of Auburn University, the Auburn/Opelika area boasts services and amenities that cater to any interest. We’re proud of our top school systems, city services, award-winning restaurants, and the infectious spirit of life in a college town. You can find us nestled halfway between the beach and the mountains in a lower-cost-of-living area, two hours outside of Atlanta or Birmingham. If you’re new to Auburn, we’d love to introduce you. If you’re already acquainted with Auburn, we’ll keep it simple: it’s time to come home!


Essential Functions

Minimum Qualifications

  • Level I: Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Limnology, or closely related at the time employment begins; no experience required. Level II: Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Limnology, or closely related discipline plus 2 years of experience relevant to the position. Level III: Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Limnology, or closely related discipline plus 4 years of experience relevant to the position. 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. Knowledge/experience with lab water quality analyses, such as analytical chemistry tools like GC-MS, and molecular analyses, such as qPCR. Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite.


Desired Qualifications

  • Prior coursework in limnology and statistics desired.


Salary Range: $33,300 - $57,900


Special Instructions to Applicants

Please utilize the attachment feature and attach a resume and cover letter that includes a statement of research interests and experiences. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply by June 24, 2024. Only complete application materials will be accepted for review.


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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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