(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, LSU Ag Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Nature of Work: The Research Associate will help with research designed to determine how hydrological restoration of former bottomland hardwood forests should be evaluated. Routine duties will include plot establishment, data collection, and assistance with preparing reports. The Research Associate will focus on monitoring variables focused on groundwater quality and dynamics, but also will assist monitoring vegetation and wildlife. The Research Assistant will be expected to operate and maintain ATVs as well as various types of research equipment. The Research Assistant also will use computer software for data management and statistical analysis.
Qualification Requirements: Education: MS preferred; BS required that focused on forest hydrology, forest management, forest wildlife management, or related biological field. Experience: ground water sampling, forest inventory sampling, database management and programming, GIS and Microsoft applications. Ability to work well independently or within collaborative teams. Previous experience in field and laboratory water quality research is preferred.
Special or Physical Qualifications: At times, this position may require climbing, standing/sitting for long periods of time, working in adverse weather, and/or heavy lifting of items up to 50 lbs. During busy times of the year, it may be necessary to work beyond the normal 8-hour workday.
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. 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 of full-time 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 Workday 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:
Richard Keim, Professor
School of Renewable Natural Resources
328 Renewable Natural Resources
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-6202
Tel.: (225) 578-4169
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