Research Associate for Bycatch Study; Baton Rouge, LA

Louisiana State University / Louisiana Sea Grant
Baton Rouge, LA
Job Category
Full time Positions
Based on experience
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The Research Associate 4 will work in the Transboundary Aquatic and Coastal Ecology lab in the Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences and with Louisiana Sea Grant on a funded project investigating methods for bycatch reduction. Work includes trips on fishing/shrimping vessels as well as all research design, data input, data management, data analysis, communication of messaging resulting from the research component, research report summaries, and updates to NOAA and the working group as required. 50%: Utilize advanced knowledge and abilities to perform field-based research, including participating BRD and vessel testing in Gulf of Mexico waters. Work may be on the water, as well as researching media (photography and video). Field work may also directly or indirectly involve research observing on fishing/shrimping vessels. Other duties as assigned. 50%: Manage and analyze project data (e.g., monitoring: data entry and reporting) with updates provided to NOAA on a regular basis. Preparation of manuscripts and project reports. Apply advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities to assist other researchers in obtaining, analyzing, and interpreting results. Other duties as assigned.
Master’s Degree in Fisheries, Ecology, Oceanography, Marine Biology, or closely related field A valid Driver's License PhD in Fisheries, Ecology, Oceanography, Marine Biology, or closely related field (preferred) Work experience on or around fishing vessels (preferred)
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Steve Midway;
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