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Research Associate Specialist (Biological Sciences and Engineering)
LSU Agricultural and A&M College

Date Posted Feb. 28, 2023
Title Research Associate Specialist (Biological Sciences and Engineering)
University LSU Agricultural and A&M College
Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Department East Baton Rouge Parish
Application Deadline Mar. 14, 2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Agricultural - General


(This is a 12-month, grant-funded, non-tenure track position. Continuation will be dependent on funding, job performance, and continued need for the appointment.)


Work Location:  Aquatic Germplasm and Genetic Resources Center, Baton Rouge, LA (


Position Description: This is an opportunity for strongly motivated, independent, and innovative individuals to combine biology and open technologies in a highly interdisciplinary environment. Responsibilities include one or more of following duties: (1) independent research and process development for germplasm cryopreservation, cell cultures, reproductive physiology of aquatic species, or algae; (2) collaboration with engineers and makers to produce hardware devices for germplasm preservation; (3) close coordination for repository development with national stock centers that provide aquatic animals for biomedical research; (4) development of manuscripts and presentations to disseminate information; (5) animal husbandry of aquatic biomedical model organisms, or (6) coordination of outreach efforts for community development. Work after hours including weekends may be required periodically. Familiarity with sterile culture, microbiology, or reproductive biology is strongly preferred. Experience with CAD, 3-D printing, and open hardware is preferred including a strong desire for interdisciplinary collaboration.


Qualification Requirements: Candidates must have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in biological sciences, cell biology, biological engineering, or related field. Strong experience in aquatic genetic resources, cell biology, and technology development is preferred. Previous supervision of undergraduate and graduate students is highly desirable, as is experience in tinkering with electronics, microprocessors, and microcontrollers. Candidates must have strong written and oral communication skills.


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. 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.


Date Available: Upon completion of interview process.


Application Deadline: March 14, 2023 or until a suitable candidate is identified.


Application Procedure: Apply online at (or in Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter along with a current resume, official university transcripts, and three letters of reference. 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. Terrence R. Tiersch, Professor

LSUAC Aquatic Germplasm and Genetic Resources Center

2288 Gourrier Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70820




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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