The Nelson lab at the University of Louisiana Lafayette (www.nelsonecolab.net) is
seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and organized individual to participate in field
and laboratory-based studies in Louisiana freshwater wetland ecosystems. The Nelson
lab conducts interdisciplinary research in wetland and coastal systems to understand
how organisms respond to changing environmental conditions. We use a variety of
techniques in our work including field surveys, experimental approaches, stable isotope
analysis, mathematical modeling, and remote sensing.
The general responsibilities of the position will be to conduct fieldwork (in arduous
conditions) in a freshwater wetland system in Broussard, LA. In the lab, the person will
organize lab workflow, keep accurate records, supervise undergraduate workers, and
work with graduate students to accomplish project goals. Experience with stable isotope
analysis, operating small boats, and coding in R are a plus. Come work with us in Cajun
• BS/MS in Biology, Chemistry, or Environmental Science
• Intensive Field Work Experience
• Wetland Research Experience
• Capable of performing and directing lab work and flow.
• General computer knowledge and the ability to use Office software.
• Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize workload.
• Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
• Experience in Laboratory and Chemical Safety
• Must be able to travel and spend time in the field and offshore
• Can-do positive attitude
• Driven personality type
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
• Field Sampling and sample processing
• Manage undergraduate workers and work with graduate students.
• Process tissue samples for stable isotope analysis
• Organize and prepare equipment for field-work
• Travel to field sites and stay offshore overnight
Location: Lafayette, LA
Interested candidates, please email a C.V. to