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  • Research Associate Specialist
    East Baton Rouge Parish
    LSU Agricultural and A&M College

    This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position. Funding must be available for any continuation of appointment.


    WORK LOCATION: School of Renewable Natural Resources, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA


    POSITION DESCRIPTION: Research Associate needed to support GIS projects including vegetation mapping and species distribution models. The Research Associate will also assist with preparation of technical reports and peer-reviewed manuscripts. This appointment is available through 31 December 2022 with possibility of extension.


    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: MS in relevant field (e.g., wildlife ecology, quantitative ecology). Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills; publications in peer-reviewed journals; and demonstrate fluency in spatial data analyses using R and ArcGIS.


    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: May 10, 2022 or until suitable candidate is identified.


    DATE AVAILABLE: Upon completion of the interview process.


    APPLICATION PROCEDURE: For consideration, please prepare the following materials: 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 official undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Then apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for internal applicants).


    For more information contact:


    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


    amlong@agcenter.lsu.edu | rnr.lsu.edu


     


    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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