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Job ID: 103843

Research Associate
LSU AgCenter

Date Posted Feb. 20, 2018
Title Research Associate
University LSU AgCenter
Department School of Renewable Natural Resources
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Baton Rouge, LA
    United States
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Agricultural - General

Research Associate

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

WORK LOCATION: School of Renewable Natural Resources, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This position will be responsible for research that supports the use of zebrafish as a medical model for human diseases. Duties include conducting acute and chronic exposure experiments on larval and adult zebrafish. The successful candidate is expected to perform zebrafish stock maintenance and routine breeding to provide newly fertilized embryos. This position require conducting behavioral screening assays using video analysis tools on newly hatched larvae. Finally, this position will couple locomotor work with immunohistochemistry and molecular tools to provide physiological and molecular insights into disease pathology.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Minimum of a M.S. in biological sciences or a related field or a B.S. in biological sciences or a related field and 12 months relevant experience. Applicant must possess experience in some, or preferably all, of the following: (1) experience with video microscopy and immunohistochemistry, (2) understanding of zebrafish husbandry and routine recirculation water quality, and (3) experience with acute bioassays and developmental toxicity assays. Ability to work independently, create work plans, meet deadlines, collaborate as part of a team, and work in difficult environments critical.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with education 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 effort and length of employment.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2018 or until a suitable applicant is located.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and contact information for three references. Paper, faxed or emailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching the recommendation letters online, they may be sent directly to:

Dr. Chris Green
Aquacultural Research Station
2410 Ben Hur Road
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-6202
Phone: (225) 765-2848; Fax: (225) 765-2877
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