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Job ID: 215896

Research Fellow
Auburn University

Date Posted Jun. 28, 2023
Title Research Fellow
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Canine Performance Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Veterinary Medicine - General
    Veterinary Medicine - General

Job Summary

This is a one-year limited term appointment. Continuation of employment is contingent upon availability of funds.

The College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking candidates for a Research Fellow position working with the Canine Performance Sciences department. The selected individual will assists others and conducts original research to include planning, maintaining or completing research programs and/or projects involved in the discovery of new knowledge, techniques, and concepts which require advanced level scientific/research knowledge, skills and abilities following relevant policies, procedures, regulations and laws.

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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.

Must be U.S. Citizen at time of hire
Able to obtain a U.S. Government Security Clearance

Essential Functions

  • Develops original project proposals, research designs, plans and protocols and assists in the development of complex project proposals, plans and protocols.
  • Designs and/or conducts complex experiments, investigations and/or studies related to programs and projects in pursuit of new knowledge, techniques and concepts.
  • Coordinates or assists with logistics of research to include equipment, materials, and labor needs.
  • Collects data/samples related to own research as well as others’ research and in complex cases.
  • Records, compiles, processes and analyzes data/samples.
  • Documents results and observations in writing as well as presenting results to others.
  • May prepare research results for publication or presentation at conferences to include performing literature reviews and writing results and discussions.
  • May serve as an instructor and/or supervisor to other researchers and students in area of expertise.
  • May provide consulting to third party organizations related to research activities.
  • May maintain projects and/or coordinate funding.
Minimum Qualifications


Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience:
Level I: Doctoral degree in discipline appropriate to position and no experience.
Level II: Doctoral degree in discipline appropriate to position and 2 years experience in research practices and protocols.

Focus of Education:
Doctoral degree in discipline appropriate to position. Disciplines include behavioral and or cognitive sciences, engineering, sensors, biomedical sciences, neuroscience, chemistry, biology (specializing in canids), animal sciences and other related fields

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