Job ID: 201230

Research Associate Specialist

LSU Agricultural and A&M College

  • Dec. 8, 2022
  • Research Associate Specialist
  • East Baton Rouge Parish
  • LSU Agricultural and A&M College
    Baton Rouge, LA
  • Dec. 22, 2022
  • Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Statistics & Actuarial Science
    Environmental Sciences/Ecology/Forestry


This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position through December 2023. Continuation will be dependent on funding, job performance, and continued need for the appointment.)

Work Location:  School of Renewable Natural Resources, LSU Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Position Description:  A multi-investigator team based at LSU AgCenter is seeking a Research Associate to serve as a spatial analyst / data scientist for ongoing research designed to improve waterfowl and wetland conservation and management in the state of Louisiana.  Routine duties will include working with real-time satellite telemetry data (mallard, northern pintail, and common gallinule) to support field technician and graduate student data collection, working to compile and analyze large remotely sensed spatial data sets of both southwestern and coastal Louisiana, and developing spatial and graphical visualizations to support data analysis. The Research Associate may also support spatial analyses of ongoing research designed to understand natal origins of captured / harvested waterfowl using stable isotope techniques.

Qualification Requirements:  Education: graduate degree required focused on spatial ecology, wildlife conservation, ecological data science / statistics, or related fields.  Experience: demonstrated competency in database management, data cleaning, and spatial programming in RStudio.  Ability to work well independently as well as within collaborative teams.  Previous experience working with movement data of marked individuals, Survey123, and Google Earth Engine is preferred. 

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.

Date Available:  Upon completion of interview process.

Application Deadline:  December 22, 2022, or until a suitable candidate is located.

Application Procedure:  Apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter expressing interest, goals, and suitability for the position; curriculum vitae, official university transcripts, and names and contact information for at least three professional references. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching the reference letters online, they may be sent directly to:

Drew Fowler, Assistant Unit Leader

Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

224 Renewable Natural Resources Building

Baton Rouge, LA 70803-6202

Tel: (281) 748-4856


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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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