Research Associate (Biological Sciences) - Aquatic Germplasm & Genetic Resources Center - R00049889

Research Associate

(Biological Sciences)

(This is a 12-month, grant-funded, non-tenure track position. Continuation will be dependent on funding, job performance, and continued need for the appointment.)

Work Location: Aquatic Germplasm and Genetic Resources Center, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, La.

Nature of Work: Responsibilities include: (1) independent research and process development for cryopreserving early life stages of marine invertebrates, including relevant developmental biology. (2) collaboration with technology-development engineers to produce practical devices for germplasm repositories. (3) close coordination and outreach for repository development with the national stock center that provides Aplysia (sea hares) for biomedical research. (4) Development of manuscripts and conference presentations to disseminate information on work performed. Work after hours including weekends will be required periodically. Familiarity with research, husbandry, and cryobiology of marine invertebrates is strongly preferred including a broad background spanning genomics, physiology, and ecology.

Qualification Requirements: Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree and additional graduate training in biological sciences, genetics, or related field. Strong experience in marine species genetic resources and biology, cryopreservation, experimental design, and statistical analysis is preferred. Previous supervision of undergraduate and graduate students and STEM education is highly desirable. Candidates must have strong written and oral communication skills, and experience with photography and video production is highly desired.

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 effort and length of employment.

Application Deadline: October 5, 2020 or until suitable candidate is located.

Date Available: Upon completion of interview process.

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. Terrence R. Tiersch, Professor

Aquatic Germplasm and Genetic Resources Center

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center

2288 Gourrier Avenue

Baton Rouge, LA 70820

Phone: (225) 578-6257


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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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