Research Assistant I

Auburn University

Auburn, AL, US

Position Information

Research Assistant I  
Ag Experiment Station Admin  
$28,000 – $46,700  
Limited Term  
**This is a 2 year limited term position. Continuation of employment is anticipated, but will be based upon availability of funds.**

The individual selected for the position will provide routine technical assistance in support of ongoing research and outreach programs of the Water Resources Center and Alabama Water Resources Research Institute (AWRRI) of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: coordinate, schedule, conduct training sessions and provide technical backstopping to citizen volunteer water monitors of the Alabama Water Watch (AWW) program in support of the program objectives; maintain equipment; inventory and order supplies as needed for daily operations; record, process, and periodically analyze and interpret water data; assist in report preparation and presentation of results; and perform other research, outreach, and administrative duties associated with the Water Resources Center and AWRRI as assigned.  

Designation as a Research Assistant I requires a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science or a related field from an accredited institution. Excellent interpersonal communication skills, and ability to work both independently and in a team environment are required as well as a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain one prior to selection. Must possess proficiency in computer skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and willingness to learn MS Access, WordPress, and ArcGIS. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States by the employment date and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Please utilize the attachment feature of the on-line application system and attach a cover letter and resume. Only complete applications will be considered for selection. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required.  

Desired qualifications include knowledge of scientific techniques for water quality analysis and analysis of water quality data through the use of computer and common lab equipment, as well as experience coordinating and conducting outreach activities and workshops with the public (including youth and adults); willingness to travel and participate in outreach activities on some weekends.