Assistant Professor - Research (Marine Ecology/DEB Modeling) - School of Renewable Natural Resources - R00049026

Assistant Professor - Research

(Marine Ecology/DEB Modeling)

(This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position through October 2021. Continuation will be dependent on funding, job performance, and continued need for the appointment.)

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

Nature of Work: A multi-investigator team based at LSU AgCenter is seeking a PhD level researcher to contribute to work exploring physiological responses of the eastern oyster to environmental stressors using lab, field and through dynamic energy budget modeling (DEB). Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Ecology or related field and experience working with DEB models. The ideal candidate will have well-developed skills in DEB modeling with a background in marine ecology, shellfish physiology, or estuarine ecology. Competitive candidates will be capable of conceiving and implementing lab experiments to provide data to support modeling, contribute to the conceptual development and expansion of DEB models, develop and apply for research funding, a strong publication record and a desire to work in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.

Qualification Requirements: Applicant must hold a PhD. in marine or biological sciences or a related field and have previously published on DEB modeling and bivalves. Applicant must possess experience in some, or preferably all, of the following (1) demonstrated ability working with DEB models, (2) experience working with Octave, MATLAB and other programming languages, (3) laboratory experience exploring ecophysiology of bivalves and other organisms, (4) motivation and initiative to work with little supervision, (5) evidence of creativity and ability to identify areas for further investigation, and (6) experience working in the field and collecting field and laboratory data. Ability to work independently, create work plans, meet deadlines, and collaborate as part of a team critical.

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: September 15, 2020 or until suitable candidate is located.

Date Available: November 1, 2020, but is negotiable.

Application Procedure: For consideration, please prepare the following materials: cover letter expressing interest, goals, and suitability for the position; curriculum vitae; 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:

Dr. Megan La Peyre

124A Renewable Natural Resources Building

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center

Baton Rouge, LA 70803-6202

Phone: (225) 578-4180; Fax: (225) 578-4144;


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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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