The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

This posting is Closed

Research Engineering/ Scientist Assistant

Hiring department Bfl-PI-Abbott
Monthly salary $1,932+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Variable
Posting number 13-03-20-01-4222
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin, TX (off-campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

This position ends on August 15, 2013 or 4.5 months after the effective start date. Subsequent continuation of the appointment depends on funding.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Position will assist in on-going research associated with the American Burying Beetle. They will specifically be responsible for maintaining and rearing individual beetles in the laboratory. Some field work will also be required.

Essential Functions

Rearing and maintaining live beetles. Assist in specific aspects of research associated with beetles. Assist with field work.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree in biology or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with rearing and maintaining live cultures of insects. Experience with collecting insects in the field. Experience working with burying beetle or endangered species. Familiarity with basic software programs like M.S. Word, M.S. Excel and FileMaker Pro.

Working conditions

May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around standard office conditions May work around chemicals Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity

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