Research Assistant I; Parasitology, Aquatic Animal Health – Alabama

Agency
Auburn University, School of Fisheries
Location
Auburn, Alabama (Auburn University main campus)
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$28,000 - $46,700
Start Date
01/10/2020
Last Date to Apply
10/15/2019
Website
http://www.auemployment.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=194031
Description
**This is a three year limited term appointment. Continuation of employment is contingent upon availability of funds.** Essential functions include, but are not limited to: Serve as laboratory manager for Southeastern Cooperative Fish Parasite and Disease Laboratory and provide professional research assistance related to aquatic animal health, parasitology, and microbiology; travel to fish culture facilities and field sites to collect samples and to attend scientific meetings to present results of disease research and diagnostics cases; maintain equipment to operational standards and generally maintain laboratory to QA/QC standards; order supplies, maintain inventory of laboratory supplies, invoice clients, track budgets and expenditures; train students in disease diagnostics; write annual reports, assist in compiling data, and participate in the publication of research related to aquatic animal health; and perform other duties as assigned by supervisor. Dr. Stephen A. (Ash) Bullard (334-844-9278; ash.bullard@auburn.edu).
Qualifications
Entry in the applicant pool requires a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution in Fisheries, Biology, or closely related field. Knowledge of computers and software programs is required. Excellent interpersonal communication skills, demonstrated technical excellence, ability to work independently and in a team environment, and a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain one prior to selection are also required. Applicants must attach a cover letter and resume to the on-line application. Only COMPLETE application packets will be considered for selection. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. A commitment to building a diverse and inclusive environment is required. Previous work experience as a diagnostician OR conducting research related to aquatic animal health and disease diagnostics is desired.
Contact Person
Stephen A. Bullard (ash.bullard@auburn.edu)
Contact Phone
334-844-9278
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