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Job ID: 181437

Research Associate
LSU Agricultural and A&M College

Date Posted Mar. 15, 2022
Title Research Associate
University LSU Agricultural and A&M College
Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Department East Baton Rouge Parish
Application Deadline Jun. 10, 2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Pathobiology

WORK LOCATION: School of Animal Sciences, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 

NATURE OF WORK: A research associate position is available in a pathobiology laboratory dealing with oysters. The position will involve conducting both laboratory and field studies to test and select oysters for their resistance to dermo disease, caused by the parasite Perkinsus marinus. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining laboratory and field equipment, field logistics and sampling, laboratory activities and analyses, data management, and preparation of figures. 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicant must hold a B.S., with an M.S. preferred, in biological sciences or a related field. Applicant must possess experience in some, or preferably all, of the following (1) demonstration of skills through field experience in estuarine habitats, (2), maintenance of saltwater recirculating systems, (3) cell culture aseptic techniques, (4) motivation and initiative to work with little supervision. 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 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 of full-time, and length of employment. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 10, 2022, or until a suitable candidate is located. 

DATE AVAILABLE: Upon completion of the interview process. 


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Qualified candidates must apply online at  by attaching file(s) containing a curriculum vita, a letter of application, university transcripts, and contact information for three references. Questions about the online application system should be directed to the HRM Office at 225-578-2258. (Paper, faxed, or emailed application materials will not be accepted.)  In lieu of attaching the letters of reference, they may be sent directly to:

Dr. Jerome La Peyre 
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center 
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-6202 
Tel.: (225) 578-5419 
Web site:


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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