This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position. Funding must be available for any continuation of appointment.
Location: School of Renewable Natural Resources, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, La.
Job Description: Postdoctoral researcher needed for a project using remotely sensed data to identify coastal prairie remnants in Louisiana. The successful candidate will serve as the lead researcher on a cooperative project between the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the LSU AgCenter/School of Renewable Natural Resources, conduct spatial analyses, prepare technical reports and peer-reviewed publications, and develop independent research related to the project. Appointment is full-time for 12-months with a possible extension depending on performance.
Qualification Requirements: PhD in relevant field (e.g., geospatial science, natural resource management). Applicants should be self-motivated with a strong work ethic and ability to work cooperatively in a team setting; have excellent written/oral communication skills and a strong record of publications in peer-reviewed journals; and demonstrate fluency in spatial data analyses using R and GIS. Candidates should also have an interest in using remotely sensed data to assist with conservation efforts for at-risk ecosystems and associated wildlife.
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: August 4, 2020 or until suitable candidate is identified
Application Procedure: Apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or in Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter expressing interest, goals, and suitability for the position; curriculum vitae; relevant manuscript reprints; names and contact information for at least three professional references; and unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts. 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:
Ashley M. Long, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Wildlife Ecology School of Renewable Natural Resources
315 RNR Bldg, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-4940 | Fax: 225-578-4227
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | rnr.lsu.edu
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