This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position for one year. Continuation will be dependent on funding, job performance, and continued need for the appointment.
Work Location: School of Renewable Natural Resources, LSU Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Nature of Work: A multi-investigator team is seeking a Post-doctoral Research Associate to participate in a collaborative project focused on developing methods and assessing cumulative effects of large-scale coastal ecosystem restoration. Applicants should hold a graduate degree (PhD) in biology, oceanography or related field. The ideal candidate will be experienced in working with state and federal agency work groups, manipulating and working with large datasets, exploring historical and spatial data, analyzing data using advanced statistics. The successful candidate will be expected to assist, design, and implement experiments assessing ecosystem function and resilience across Gulf of Mexico estuaries, in support of the cumulative effects assessment. The position involves supporting and working with faculty, graduate students, and is highly collaborative with state, federal and non-governmental organization co-PIs. Travel to field sites, including overnight stays, and occasional weekend work will be required.
Qualification Requirements: Applicant must hold a PhD degree in biological sciences, natural resources management, marine science, or a related field. Applicant must possess experience in some, or preferably all, of the following (1) experience working with large data sets and data analysis, (2) experience working with spreadsheets, statistical software, GIS, (3) peer-review publication, and science communication, (4) experience working in the field, driving boats and collecting field and laboratory data, and the ability to work independently, create work plans, and meet deadlines.
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, including 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 2, 2022 or until suitable candidate is located.
Date Available: June 15, 2022 but is negotiable
Application Procedure: For consideration, please prepare the following materials: cover letter expressing interest, goals, and suitability for the position; curriculum vitae; names and contact information for at least three professional references; and official undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Then apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for internal applicants).
For more information contact:
Dr. Megan La Peyre
124A Renewable Natural Resources Building
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-6202
Tel.: (225) 578-4180
Fax: (225) 578-4144
Web site: www.lsuagcenter.com
The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.