Research Associate (Biological Sciences) - Aquatic Germplasm & Genetic Resources Center - R00049888

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 germplasm from amphibians including relevant reproductive biology. (2) collaboration with technology-development engineers to produce practical devices for germplasm repositories. (3) close coordination and outreach for repository development with national stock centers that provide amphibians 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 cryogenic processes, amphibian husbandry and cryobiology are strongly preferred including a background in conservation of imperiled species.

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

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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