Research Assistant I; Shrimp Disease Diagnostician – 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=194032
Description
**This is a five year limited term appointment. Continuation of employment is contingent upon availability of funds.** Essential functions include, but are not limited to: Serve as the lead diagnostician and provide professional research assistance with shrimp disease diagnostic cases (proficiency in testing shrimps for all OIE listed pathogens); travel to 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 shrimp disease biology; and perform other duties as assigned by supervisor. Dr. Stephen A. (Ash) Bullard (334-844-9278; ash.bullard@auburn.edu).
Qualifications
Entry into 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 online application. Only COMPLETE application packets will be considered for selection. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. A commitment to building an inclusive and diverse campus community is required. Previous work experience as a shrimp disease diagnostician OR fish health diagnostician OR conducting research related to aquatic animal health and shrimp disease diagnostics is desired.
Contact Person
Stephen A. Bullard (ash.bullard@auburn.edu)
Contact Phone
334-844-9278
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