(This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position through June 30, 2020. Funding must be available for any continuation of appointment.)
WORK LOCATION: School of Renewable Natural Resources, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, La.
RESPONSIBILITIES: This position will be responsible for coordination of field data collection and laboratory analysis for an integrated forestry-hydrology research project in floodplains on Louisiana and Texas, and assisting in multiple related projects. Duties include collection of data from the field using boats and all-terrain vehicles; performing lab assays on tree-ring, soil and water samples, data processing; data entry; and coordination of activities with other personnel involved in several projects. The successful candidate will be the point person for all aspects of research including maintenance of laboratory and field equipment, field logistics and sampling activities, lab analyses, data management, and preparation of reports and publications.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicant must hold an M.S. in a natural science such as forestry, ecology, geography, or environmental science. Applicant must possess experience in some, or preferably all, of the following (1) experience with forest inventory techniques, tree identification in Louisiana and Texas, tree-ring sample collection and analysis, water sampling, and GIS, (2) experience with boats and all-terrain vehicles, (4) experience with and interest in field instrumentation used for measuring forest and hydrological variables, (5) motivation and initiative to work with little supervision and in commonly difficult field circumstances, and (6) ability to manage field and laboratory projects, including coordinating student workers.
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: April 1, 2019 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 along with current resume, transcripts, curriculum vitae, 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. Richard Keim
School of Renewable Natural Resources
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-6202
Tel.: (225) 578-4169; Fax: (225) 578-4227