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Job ID: 214543

Research Associate Specialist
LSU AgCenter

Date Posted Jun. 2, 2023
Title Research Associate Specialist
University LSU AgCenter
Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Department East Baton Rouge Parish
Application Deadline Jun. 16, 2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Land & Water Resource Engineering
    Agricultural - General


(This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position. Funding must be available for any continuation of appointment. Position is funded through 15 December 2023.)

Work Location: School of Renewable Natural Resources, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA

Position Description: The LSU AgCenter and School of Renewable Natural Resources is seeking applications for two Research Associates. Participate in extensive field activities (e.g., fishes, benthic invertebrates, and water quality collections, etc.) related to an integrated long‑term research projects; field activity planning; data analysis; assist principal investigators in the design and direction of research activities, reporting, and publication of results.

Qualification Requirements: BS in natural resources management, wildlife management, or fisheries management, or related biological field; experience with comprehensive management reporting; experience with database management and programming, and GIS and Microsoft applications; ability to work well independently or within collaborative teams. Previous experience in field and laboratory fish and water quality research is preferred.

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 completion of selection process.

Application Deadline: June 16, 2023 or until suitable candidate is identified.

Application Procedure: Apply online at (or in Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter expressing interest, goals, and suitability for the position along with a current resume, official university transcripts, relevant manuscript reprints, and names 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. Michael Kaller

105 Renewable Natural Resources

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803

Phone: (225)578-0012  Fax: (225) 578-4144


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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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