Opportunities banner image
Employment: Graduate Student

Employment Opportunities

Louisiana Sea Grant’s Job Postings


Graduate Student – Local Food Systems and Food Security in Coastal Louisiana

Work Location: The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center – School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences, Baton Rouge, La.

A MS graduate student assistantship is available for an eligible student to assist the project team personnel with the grant funded Documenting Food Networks and Pathways in Coastal Louisiana project. The goal of the project is to understand the role of subsistence seafood harvesting and local food production in reducing food insecurity and strengthening community resilience in the coastal area of Louisiana.

Responsibilities: This position will be part of the team from LSU, LSU AgCenter, Louisiana Sea Grant and local collaborators in an effort to implement this local food systems project.  The student will be involved in local food systems qualitative and quantitative data collection, case student management and other tasks as assigned with a thesis research topic to be determined.  The ability to work within a team and with others in a team-oriented environment and also to be able to directly engage in the local community is essential. This is a “half-time” assistantship and it generally expected that the graduate student will work on average twenty hours a week with the team on this project as part of their duties.

Required qualifications: BS degree from an accredited institution. Preference will be given to applicants with a degree in education, or horticulture/plant science, biology, coastal environment, or environmental science-related disciplines.

Interested candidates should contact: Dr. Carl Motsenbocker — [email protected]; office: 225-578-1036

Closing date: Until filled.