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Research Associate (Fisheries and Freshwater Ecology)
LSU AgCenter

  • Dec. 12, 2017
  • Research Associate (Fisheries and Freshwater Ecology)
  • School of Renewable Natural Resources
  • LSU AgCenter
    Baton Rouge, LA
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Water Management/Policy
    Environmental Science & Ecology
    Agricultural - General
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Research Associate
(Fisheries and Freshwater Ecology)

(This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position. Continuation will depend on funding, job performance, and continued need for the appointment.)

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

POSITION DESCRIPTION: A multi-investigator team based at LSU AgCenter is seeking a Research Associate to manage and participate in ongoing field activities (e.g., sampling fishes and benthic invertebrates, water quality collections, habitat measurement) within an integrated long term research project and other projects as assigned; assist principal investigators in the design and direction of research activities, as well as data analyses, reporting, and publication of results. Applicants must have a MS in fisheries management, aquatic ecology, or related biological field; experience with operation and maintenance of water quality monitoring and field collecting techniques for fishes, aquatic insects, and invertebrates; experience with database management and programming, and GIS and Microsoft applications; ability to work well independently or within collaborative teams. Experience with operation and maintenance of boats and trailers is preferred. The project involves work with graduate students, as well as state, federal and non-governmental organization collaborators, and the successful candidate will be required to coordinate and communicate findings with all groups. This is a MS level position.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicant must hold a MS in fisheries management, aquatic ecology, or related biological field. Applicant must possess experience in some, or preferably all, of the following (1) demonstrated ability managing field and lab based research projects, (2) experience managing data and working with statistical programs, such as R or SAS, (3) experience and knowledge of freshwater fisheries and ecology (4) experience working in the field, driving boats and collecting field and laboratory data. Ability to work independently, create work plans, meet deadlines, and collaborate 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. 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: January 3, 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 vita, university transcripts, including contacts for three personal referees. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted. For more information contact:

Dr. Michael D. Kaller
LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources
119 Renewable Natural Resources Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-6202
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