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  • Research Assistant I/II/III/IV
    Veterinary Medicine Administration
    Auburn University

    Two Positions Available

    This is a 1 year limited term appointment. Continuation of employment is contingent upon availability of funds.

    Assists researchers in planning, maintaining or completing research programs and/or projects involved in the discovery of new knowledge, techniques, and concepts which require fundamental scientific/research knowledge, skills and abilities following relevant policies, procedures, regulations and laws.

    Essential Functions
    The individual in this position is responsible for the clean and efficient operation of plasmapheresis equipment (including maintenance) to harvest plasma from horses to be used in the production of human abotulinum antitoxin. The focus of the position is to exercise control of the establishment of the collection, processing, storage and distribution of plasma. Professional training will be required and furnished as necessary for the competent performance of their assigned functions to ensure that the final product has the safety, purity, potency, identity and effectiveness to be used to manufacture a therapeutic human botulinum antitoxin. Facilities provided for the collection of plasma will be maintained in a clean, orderly manner by this person so the withdrawal of blood from equine donors can be performed with minimal risk of contamination. The storage and quarantine of the finished product will be handled by this person as well as the other members of the research team in the GMP section. Additional duties include post production processing, handling and shipment of plasma.

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