(This is a grant-funded position through December 2023. Continuation will be dependent on funding, job performance, and continued need for the appointment.)
Work Location: School of Animal Sciences, LSU Ag Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Position Description: A research associate position is available in a pathobiology laboratory dealing with oysters. The position will involve conducting both laboratory and field studies to test and select oysters for their resistance to dermo disease, caused by the parasite Perkinsus marinus. The successful candidate will be responsible for field logistics and sampling, laboratory activities and analyses, data management, and preparation of figures.
Qualification Requirements: Applicant must hold a B.S. in biological sciences or a related field. An applicant with experience in some, or preferably all, of the following (1) demonstration of skills through field experience in estuarine habitats, (2), maintenance of saltwater recirculating systems, (3) cell culture aseptic techniques, (4) motivation and initiative to work with little supervision. Ability to work independently, create work plans, meet deadlines, and work in difficult environments critical.
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. Current 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 of full-time, and length of employment.
Date Available: Upon completion of the interview process.
Application Deadline: May 19, 2023, or until a suitable candidate is located.
Application Procedure: Apply online at LSU AgCenter Careers (or in Workday for internal applicants) by attaching a cover letter with a resume, official university transcripts, and three letters of reference. Paper faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching the reference letters online, they may be sent directly to:
Dr. Jerome La Peyre
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-6202
Tel.: (225) 578-5419
Web site: AgCenter website
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.