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Job Posting Title:

Postdoctoral Researcher


Position Type:

Other Academic



LSUAM CCE - DOCS - Sediment Geochemistry (Kanchan Maiti (00007816))


Work Location:

2179 Energy, Coast, and Environment Building


Pay Grade:

Other Academic


Job Description:

LSU Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences is seeking a postdoctoral researcher with fieldwork and analytical expertise in analysis of greenhouse gas emissions and their isotopic composition (CO2, CH4) from natural and anthropogenic sources. The researcher will advance efforts to provide comprehensive data to support policy makers in optimizing methane emissions reductions in the state of Louisiana. This position collaborates with other on-campus groups and state agencies in support of this research and the appointee will conduct research, manage projects, prepare peer-reviewed research products, and attend and present at national and international conferences. The grant supporting this position will continue till 2025.

Job Responsibilities:

This position will be responsible for the acquisition and interpretation of field data related to methane and CO2 flux data across the state of Louisiana including offshore regions. 50%

The position will be responsible for conducting geochemical analysis and supervising students who conduct these analyses. Analyses will include dissolved and air samples for both concentrations and isotopic compositions. 20%

The job duties include, but not limited to, organizing and leading meetings, preparing progress and final reports for compliance with contract requirements, conducting literature reviews, collecting, and analyzing data, attending grant related meetings, preparing publications, reports and presentations. 20% Other duties as assigned. 10%

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Geology, Marine Sciences, Environmental Sciences or other science disciplines

Specific Experience: Candidates with experience in lab and fieldwork

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's Degree

Additional Requirements:

-This position requires 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 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 (kmaiti@lsu.edu).


Posting Date:

March 9, 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.


Essential Position (Y/N):


LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

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HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu

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