Research Associate Specialist (Wildlife) - East Baton Rouge Parish - R00073604

(This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position, for one year. Extension of appointment is contingent upon availability of funds and satisfactory job performance)

Work Location: School of Renewable Natural Resources, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA.

Position Description: Responsibilities will involve research activities related to the operation of a variety of wildlife capture, tagging, and tracking projects in Louisiana. The primary responsibility will be to provide field and laboratory support to current and future wildlife research projects evaluating population ecology, demography, disease ecology and movement dynamics on upland wildlife in collaboration with state and federal entities.

Qualification Requirements: B.S. in Natural Resource Management, Wildlife Ecology, or a closely related field. Preference will be given to those with 2-3 years of field experience. Previous experience capturing wild turkeys, white-tailed deer, and American woodcock is required. Familiarity and experience working with Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries personnel is preferred. Applicants should be able to work effectively with private landowners and land managers, state and federal biologists, undergraduate and graduate students, and must be capable of communicating effectively with diverse audiences.

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. 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.

Date Available: Upon completion of the selection process

Application Deadline: October 18 2022, or until a suitable candidate is identified

Application Procedure: Must apply online at LSU AgCenter Careers (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume, official university transcripts, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. (Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted.) For more information contact:

Bret A. Collier

School of Renewable Natural Resources

227 Renewable Natural Resources Bldg.

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803

Telephone: 225-578-4192

Email: bret@lsu.edu

Website: AgCenter website

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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