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Research Assistant

Company: Auburn
Location: Auburn
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number

Home Org Name
Veterinary Medicine Administration

Division Name
College of Veterinary Medicine

Position Title
Research Assistant

Job Class Code
HA01 (A-D)

Appointment Status

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

Limited Term Length
1 yr with contingent on funds

Job Summary

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 expenses!
  • Excellent full-time benefits that start on Day 1!
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance options for you and your family.
  • 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 pocket.
  • Veterinary care and food discounts for your pets.
  • Uniform and continuing education allowances.
  • Tuition assistance for you and your dependents after a year of service.
  • Opportunities for advancement.

    Need we say more? Probably not - but just in case:

    About Auburn:
    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 and more!

    Learn more about Auburn's impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting

    Our Commitment:
    Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

    Essential Functions

    • 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.

              Minimum Qualifications

              Minimum Qualifications

              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 required.

              Minimum Technology Skills

              Minimum License and Certifications

              Desired Qualifications

              Desired Qualifications
              Experience as a human (Auto-C) plasmapheresis technician or equine veterinary technician is desired.

              Posting Detail Information

              Salary Range
              $33,300 - $68,300

              Job Category
              Agricultural/Veterinary Medicine

              Working Hours if Non-Traditional
              Normal working hours, plus holidays and weekends as needed

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              Posting Date

              Closing Date

              EEO Statement
              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 law.

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