(This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position, Continuation of appointment is dependent on funding, job performance, and continued need for the appointment.)
Work Location: School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University AgCenter, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Responsibilities: Postdoctoral Researcher needed for an ongoing DoD funded project using remotely sensed data and geolocators to inform landscape-scale conservation planning for an endangered species. The successful candidate will: (1) lead and collaborate on spatial analyses that identifies areas at highest risk of conversion on the species’ breeding and wintering grounds, (2) lead or assist with preparation of technical reports and peer-reviewed publications, (3) assist with management of field-based research, and (4) complete other job duties as assigned. Appointment is 12-months with possibility of extension.
Qualification Requirements: PhD in relevant field (e.g., wildlife ecology, quantitative ecology). Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills; a strong record of publications in peer-reviewed journals; demonstrate fluency in spatial data analyses using R, ArcGIS, and Google Earth Engine and knowledge of socio-economic data for inclusion in habitat modeling; and possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Previous work history with candidate, threatened, or endangered species is desired, but not necessary.
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: March 16, 2020 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 expressing interest, goals, and suitability for the position; curriculum vitae; relevant manuscript reprints; names and contact information for at least three professional references; and unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts. 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:
Ashley M. Long, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Wildlife Ecology
School of Renewable Natural Resources
Louisiana State University
315 RNR Bldg, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-4940 | Fax: 225-578-4227
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