Research Assistant I/II/III – Auburn University School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, & Aquatic Sciences

Auburn University
Auburn, AL
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Full time Positions
Commensurate with education and experience
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THREE POSITIONS AVAILABLE! Individuals selected for these positions will assist with fieldwork (i.e., electrofishing, setting nets) on rivers and reservoirs in Alabama, Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas working on current and future research projects. Additionally, the selected individuals will assist in laboratory work such as otolith preparation and fish aging. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: Assist with fish sampling and habitat data/water quality collection efforts in the field (rivers and reservoirs); prepare otoliths for processing and assist with determining estimated age; take fin clips, weigh fish, and remove other structures and preserve for the PI; enter the field and laboratory data and provide summary tables; maintain laboratory and field equipment such as microscopes, electrofishing boats, boat motors, trailers, and trucks; and perform other duties as assigned. Desired qualifications include experience with the identification of large river fishes of the Red River basin and/or experience with sampling fishes across broad geographic areas in field settings. One-year limited-term positions. Continuation will be contingent upon the availability of funding. Additional information available at the following link:
Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Fisheries, Natural Resource Ecology and Management, or a closely related field. Experience: Research Assistant I: No experience required for entry level I. Pay Range: $28,000 – $46,700 Research Assistant II: 2 years of relevant experience in research practices and protocols. Pay Range: $31,300 – $52,100 Research Assistant III: 4 years of relevant experience in research practices and protocols. Pay Range: $35,000 – $58,400 Indicated education is required; no substitutions allowed. 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 the required experience.
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