Stephen Smith  |  5/1/2018 1:53:20 PM

Research Associate

(This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position through June 30, 2019. Funding must be available for any continuation of appointment.)

WORK LOCATION: School of Renewable Natural Resources – Aquatic Germplasm and Genetic Resources Center, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, La.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Manage fabrication operations for development of tools and accessories for cryopreservation of germplasm of aquatic species.Fabrication includes additive manufacturing (e.g., 3-D printing) and subtractive manufacturing (e.g. CNC milling or turning).May include design work for such tools and accessories depending on level of experience.Manage operations in the commercial-scale section of the Aquatic Germplasm and Genetic Resources Center.Duties may also include operation of the mobile cryopreservation laboratory for onsite work at fish hatcheries.Manuscript preparation and student worker coordination are also necessary.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: MS in Aquaculture, Fisheries, Engineering, or related scientific field.Applicant must have experience writing scientific manuscripts.Experience with cryopreservation of germplasm from aquatic species is preferred.Experience with fish culture is desirable.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options.Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System.Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:May 15, 2018 or until suitable candidate is located.

DATE AVAILABLE:Upon completion of interview process.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:Must apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume, transcripts, and contact information for three professional references.For more information contact:

Mike Christensen

Aquatic Germplasm and Genetic Resources Center

School of Renewable Natural Resources

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803

Phone: (225) 578-6257



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