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Job ID: 220868

Postdoctoral Researcher
LSU AgCenter

Date Posted Sep. 6, 2023
Title Postdoctoral Researcher
University LSU AgCenter
Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Department East Baton Rouge Parish
Application Deadline Sep. 20, 2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Agricultural - General


(This is a 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


Position Description: The post-doctoral position will support and engage in ongoing research collaborations involving scientists at Louisiana State University, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and the United States Forest Service.  Additionally, the candidate will engage in a long-term collaboration between researchers and graduate students at Louisiana State University and the University of Georgia focused on identifying population-level behavioral drivers of demography, reproductive ecology, and resource selection in fragmented environments.


Qualification Requirements: Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology, Ecology, Biology, or closely related discipline. Experience working with geospatial data, Evidence of quantitative skills and programming experience (R/S/Python/JAGS). Proven ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team


Preference will be given to candidates with a familiarity with analysis of mark-recapture and spatially-explicit data analysis, expertise in GIS, demonstrated proficiency in spatial modeling and quantitative programming, a keen interest in upland wildlife population dynamics, and interest in engagement with state wildlife agencies. Note the successful candidate will be housed in the School of Renewable Natural Resources (this position is not eligible for remote work) at Louisiana State University. 


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.


Date Available:  Upon completions of the interview process


Application Deadline:  September 20,2023 or until suitable candidate is located.


Application Procedure: Apply online at  (or in Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter expressing interest, curriculum vitae, official university transcripts, and contact information for at least three professional references. 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. Bret A. Collier


School of Renewable Natural Resources

LSU AgCenter

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: 225-578-4131



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

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