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Research Associate 3

Louisiana State University -Dept of Geology and Geophysics
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Closing date
Apr 7, 2023

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LSU Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences is seeking a Research Associate with fieldwork and analytical expertise. Experience in analysis of greenhouse gas emissions is preferred but not required. Preferred candidates should be willing to carry out fieldwork within the state of Louisiana for extended time periods.


Job Responsibilities:

Provide independent acquisition of field data related to methane and CO2 flux data across the state of Louisiana including offshore regions. 70%

Apply advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities while completing lab geochemical analysis and maintenance of lab and field instruments. 20%

Write reports, making graphs, ordering supplies, and other duties as assigned. 10%​


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Geology, Geography, Oceanography, Marines Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources or other science disciplines.

2 - 4 years of related experience

Degree Substitution:

Master's in related field

Specific Experience:

Experience in lab and fieldwork


Preferred Qualifications:

Master's in Geology, Marine Sciences, Environmental Sciences or other science disciplines


Additional Requirements:

-This position will require vehicle operation; a valid Driver's License is required

-This position is subject to drug/alcohol testing in accordance with PS-67


Additional Job Description:



Special Instructions:

Please submit cover letter, curriculum vita and three professional references along with their email addresses. A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, official transcripts are required prior to hire. If your degree was earned outside the US, a credential evaluation will be required. This position will be opened until filled: however, initial review of applications will begin by April 15, 2023. Any additional inquiries about this position can be directed to Dr. Kanchan Maiti (


Posting Date:

January 25, 2023


Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):


Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

Remote Work - Positions approved to work remotely outside the State of Louisiana shall be employed through Louisiana State University’s partner, nextSource Workforce Solutions, for Employer of Record Services including but not limited to employment, benefits, payroll, and tax compliance. Positions employed through Employer of Record Services will be offered benefits and retirement as applicable through their provider and will not be eligible for State of Louisiana benefits and retirement.


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LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (



HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed


The Louisiana State University occupies a 2,000-acre campus on the banks of the Mississippi River just south of Baton Rouge. The campus is defined by its stunning Italian Renaissance architecture, red roofs and abundant oak trees. LSU is the flagship institution of the Louisiana State University System, and the largest institution of higher education in Louisiana in terms of student enrollment. In 2011, the University enrolled nearly 24,000 undergraduate and over 5,000 graduate students in 14 schools and colleges. Designated as a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant institution, LSU is noted for its extensive research facilities, operating some 800 sponsored research projects funded by agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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