Job: Research Assistant II/III – Research Associate I/II

Title Research Assistant II/III – Research Associate I/II
Agency, Location Auburn University, AL
Categories Temporary
Job # 09917
Salary Salary will be commensurate with education and experience
End Date Until Filled

**Individual selected for the position will be working at the US Fish & Wildlife Service’s Conservation Genetics Lab in Warm Springs, GA.

**This is a 1 year, limited term position contingent on availability of funds and is located in Warm Springs, Georgia. ** The successful candidate in this position is expected to work on various projects pertaining to population genetics of aquatic organisms and environmental DNA detection of aquatic invasive species in the southeastern United States. Essential functions include, but not limited to: DNA extraction and quantification; PCR and qPCR, genotyping of microsatellites and mtDNA sequencing; data analysis of population genetic data, report writing, and presentation of findings at professional meetings.

Review of applications will begin after March 1, 2013


Designation as a Research Assistant requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Biology, Zoology, or related field plus two years of experience in conservation genetics research. Designation as a Research Associate requires a Master’s degree in Biology with a research emphasis in conservation genetics. Excellent interpersonal communication skills are required. Excellent computer skills in using programs such as Excel, R, and ArcGIS, STRUCTURE, GENEPOP, and parentage analysis software are desired. Candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States by the start date and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.


For a detailed position advertisement, including application instructions and requirements, please refer to Requisition #24520 and apply on-line at

Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.