(This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position. Continuation will be dependent on funding, job performance, and continued need for the appointment.)
Work Location: School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Responsibilities: The Research Associate position is intended to assist in research activities pertaining to field testing with the black drum fishery as well as research and outreach for additional commercial fishery projects including marine and freshwater. Responsibilities will include; laboratory bioassays; field work; event set up; maintaining equipment on trailer; and interactions with commercial fishermen in Louisiana. The successful applicant would ideally begin January 2020.
Qualification Requirements: B.S. degree with two year or more of relevant experience in Marine Biology, Biology, Fisheries, Zoology, Agriculture, Aquaculture or related field. Willingness to travel to various locations in coastal Louisiana, possess a valid driver’s license, and a good driving record are required. Applicant must possess experience in some, or preferably all, of the following: (1) Previous experience in marine research is desirable, (2) Ability to work evenings and on weekends, (3) Ability to go on overnight or multiday trips on commercial fishing vessels, and (4) Ability to work independently, create work plans, meet deadlines, collaborate as a team, and work in difficult environments.
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: January 1, 2020 or until a suitable applicant is located.
Application Procedure: Apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter, resume, 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. Julie Lively
School of Renewable Natural Resources
227 Renewable Natural Resources Bldg.
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803