Research Assistant in Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality – Auburn University

Research Assistant in Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Auburn University, School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences Auburn, AL, USA


One Research Assistant position is currently available to support several projects focused on the abiotic and biotic factors mediating freshwater harmful algal blooms in aquaculture ponds and drinking water and recreational reservoirs.  The incumbent will participate in field sampling, conduct lab analyses (i.e., phytoplankton and zooplankton enumeration, algal pigments, nutrients), ensure proper maintenance of laboratory equipment, and maintain inventory and order supplies.


Minimum qualifications include a BS (MS preferred) in biology, ecology, limnology, or related field.  Prior experience in field and laboratory aquatic ecology and water quality research is not required but preferred.


Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.  At a minimum, the salary will be $28,000 plus benefits.

Start date:

Exact start date is negotiable, but a preference would be given to candidates available no later than 1 September 2020.  The position is for one year and may be renewable pending available funds and performance.

How to Apply:

The position will remain open until filled.  For full consideration, please apply by 1 July 2020.  Applicants will be required to submit a statement of research interests and experiences and CV.  Additional information,  including contact information for three references and copies of transcripts, is also requested at the time of application.  For more details about the application process, please visit

For more information about the position or our lab, please contact Alan Wilson at or visit

Auburn University is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer.