Postdoctoral Researcher - East Baton Rouge Parish - R00065434

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 a Postdoctoral Researcher with experience in spatial ecology to be supervised by Dr. Ashley M. Long. The candidate will contribute to an on-going DoD-funded project using change detection analyses and habitat forecasting to identify areas at highest risk of habitat conversion for an endangered species. In addition to ecological modeling, the Postdoctoral Researcher will lead and assist with preparation of technical reports, peer-reviewed manuscripts, and presentations at scientific conferences, and will have other opportunities for professional development (e.g., mentoring students, grant writing). The Postdoctoral Researcher will also have some flexibility to develop original research questions in areas related to the project. This is a 12-month appointment with possibility of extension based on job performance.

Qualification Requirements: Ph.D. 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; and demonstrate fluency in spatial data analyses using R. ArcGIS, and Google Earth Engine.

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: March 25, 2022 or until suitable candidate is identified

Date Available: Start date is April 1 2022, but is negotiable.

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 unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Then apply online at (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 |

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.

3/11/2022 8:33:00 PM
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