Posted on: November 18, 2023
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Veterinary Medicine Administration
College of Veterinary Medicine
Job Class Code
Limited Term Length
1 yr with contingent on funds
This is a 1 year limited term appointment. Continuation of
employment is contingent upon availability of funds.
The College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University seeks
applicants for aResearch Assistantposition! The selected candidate
will assists researchers in planning, maintaining or completing
research programs and/or projects involved in the discovery of new
knowledge, techniques, and concepts which require fundamental
scientific/research knowledge, skills and abilities following
relevant policies, procedures, regulations and laws.
Why should YOU work for VET MED?
- Relocation reimbursement to help you with moving
- Excellent full-time benefits that start on Day 1!
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance options for you and your
- Generous state retirement program with eligibility to receive
monthly payments after 10 years of service.
- How about these numbers? 4 weeks of vacation, 96 hours of sick
leave, 6 weeks of paid parental leave for the birth or adoption of
a child, and 9 official paid holidays.
- Overnight shift differentials = more $$$ in your
- Veterinary care and food discounts for your pets.
- Uniform and continuing education allowances.
- Tuition assistance for you and your dependents after a year of
- Opportunities for advancement.
Need we say more? Probably not - but just in case:
At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World
Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is
dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the
nation, and the world through forward-thinking education,
life-enhancing research, scholarship and selfless service. Auburn
is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence,
community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement,
and thriving community.
Why employees choose Auburn:
Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state
of Alabama's best employers, with employees staying an average of
ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include
top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition
assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts
Learn more about Auburn's impact, generous employee benefits, and
thriving community by visiting aub.ie/working-at-auburn.
Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus
environment. Visit www.auburn.edu/inclusion to learn more about our
commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.
- The individual in this position is responsible for the clean
and efficient operation of plasmapheresis equipment (including
maintenance) to harvest plasma from horses to be used in the
production of human abotulinum antitoxin.
- The focus of the position is to exercise control of the
establishment of the collection, processing, storage and
distribution of plasma.
- Professional training will be required and furnished as
necessary for the competent performance of their assigned functions
to ensure that the final product has the safety, purity, potency,
identity and effectiveness to be used to manufacture a therapeutic
human botulinum antitoxin.
- Facilities provided for the collection of plasma will be
maintained in a clean, orderly manner by this person so the
withdrawal of blood from equine donors can be performed with
minimal risk of contamination.
- The storage and quarantine of the finished product will be
handled by this person as well as the other members of the research
team in the GMP section. Additional duties include post production
processing, handling and shipment of plasma.
Education and Experience:
Level I - Bachelor's Degree in discipline appropriate to position
and no experience.
Level II - Bachelor's Degree in discipline appropriate to position
and 2 years of experience in research practices and protocols .
Level III - Bachelor's Degree plus 4 years of experience in
research practices and protocols, including at least 2 years at the
preceding level or equivalent.
Level IV - Bachelor's Degree plus 6 years of experience in research
practices and protocols , including at least 2 years at the
preceding level or equivalent.
Substitutions allowed for Experience:
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.
Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications
Minimum Skills and Abilities
Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs occasionally.
The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet
eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time
the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally
for the proposed term of employment.
A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is
Minimum Technology Skills
Minimum License and Certifications
Experience as a human (Auto-C) plasmapheresis technician or equine
veterinary technician is desired.
Posting Detail Information
$33,300 - $68,300
Working Hours if Non-Traditional
Normal working hours, plus holidays and weekends as needed
City position is located in:
State position is located:
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Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus
environment. 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
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