Research Associates I, II, III, IV and Senior – Open Pool

Employment Type: Administrative Professional

College: Natural Sciences

Department: Biology

Position Summary:  The Department of Biology seeks applications from individuals who are interested in obtaining temporary or special research positions within the department in the areas of cell and molecular biology, physiology of plants or animals, animal behavior, ecology, evolutionary biology and computational/theoretical biology.Applicants must hold at least a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline.

There are five levels of appointment. Level I is for individuals with less than 3 years of professional, post-baccalaureate experience. Level II is for individuals with a Bachelor’s degree and more than 3 years of relevant professional experience or a recent Master’s degree. Level III is for individuals with a Bachelor’s and 5 years of experience or a Master’s degree with 2 years of experience. Individuals with a PhD who have no experience may also be appointed to this position if appropriate. Level IV is for individuals with a Bachelor’s degree plus 10 years of experience, a Master’s degree and 5 years of experience or a PhD with 2 years of experience. The Senior Research Associate level is for individuals with a PhD plus 5 years of experience and demonstrated group leadership activities.

Ranking and qualifications within the levels are done on a case-by-case basis with factors that include the complexity of research and specialized skills.   Annual terms and reappointment may depend on performance and/or the continued availability of funding

The open positions may be temporary or special assignment. Annual terms and reappointment may depend on performance and/or the continued availability of funding.  A detailed description of the department’s teaching and research efforts is available on the department web page:

Application Deadline: 04-30-18

To Apply:   Interested individuals should upload a letter of interest, a current CV and names and contact information of three professional references at   Please note: If you are interested in working with specific faculty member(s), please indicate that in your cover letter. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

This pool is valid through April 30, 2018, at which time all applicants wishing to remain in the pool must reapply.

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