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Job ID: 190494

Research Associate Specialist
LSU Agricultural and A&M College

Date Posted Jul. 19, 2022
Title Research Associate Specialist
University LSU Agricultural and A&M College
Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Department East Baton Rouge Parish
Application Deadline Aug. 5, 2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Agricultural - General


(This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position through February 29, 2023. Continuation will be dependent on funding, job performance, and continued need for the appointment.)

Work Location:  School of Renewable Natural Resources, LSU Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana


Nature of Work:  We are seeking a Research Associate to assist classifying coastal wetland vegetation using Google Earth Engine and ArcGis Pro. This work supports a large-scale marshbird survey of coastal Louisiana.


Qualification Requirements:  An M.S. is preferred but a B.S. with appropriate experience also will be considered.  Applicant must possess experience in some, or preferably all, of the following: (1) experience using Google Earth Engine and ArcGIS Pro to work with remotely sensed data, (2) experience with database management and programming, (3) experience working with spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, and project reports, and (4) ability to work well independently within a collaborative team.  Previous field experience in coastal wetlands 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.


Application Deadline:  August 5, 2022 or until suitable candidate is located.


Date Available: Upon completion of interview process


Application Procedure: Apply online at by attaching a letter of application and vita, including official university transcripts and contacts for three personal references. Questions about the online system should be directed to the HRM Office at 225-578-2258. For more information, contact:


Dr. Sammy King

Leader, USGS Louisiana Coop Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

124 Renewable Natural Resources

Phone: (225) 578-7564



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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