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Meet the Fleet

Meet the Fleet

Coming in May of 2020 - Meet the Fleet: Join us for our FREE multiday public event featuring the flagship vessels of Louisiana’s scientific research fleet. The Research Vessel (R/V) Pelican and the R/V Acadiana, owned and operated by the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON), will be featured and open for public tours given by the vessels’ crews.

Part-time Student Worker

The Roberts Lab of Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) is seeking a part-time student worker to participate in laboratory experiments studying the effects of fungal pathogens on coastal marsh ecosystems and to be involved in additional field and laboratory experiments studying the effects of the Maconodo oil spill on coastal marsh systems.

Social Media and Science Communication Coordinator

A Social Media & Science Communication Coordinator is sought for employment at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON). Science communication strategies at LUMCON focus on innovation and seeks to catalyzes change through that innovation. One of our highest priorities is experimenting with how our scientists and our brand interact with the public and our peers, rather than just following the status quo.

Vessel Operations Ordinary Seaman

LUMCON is currently accepting applications for a USCG licensed Able-Bodied Seaman. Vessels are home ported at the LUMCON facility in Cocodrie, LA. and the R/V Point Sur, Gulfport, MS.

Coastal Behavioral Ecology Lab Research Assistant

The Dr. Rieucau Coastal Behavioral Ecology lab (CBEL) at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) is seeking one Research Assistant (1-year position, level 2) starting October 2019 to participate in the SWARM research project funded by the Norwegian Research council dedicated at forecasting krill dynamics in ecosystem hotspots using behavior-based models.

Two Ph.D. Positions

The Roberts Lab at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) and the Nelson lab at the University of Louisiana Lafayette are seeking two highly motivated, enthusiastic, and organized individuals to study the relationship of human disturbance to ecosystem services in offshore sand shoal habitats in coastal Louisiana.

The Gulf gets a new Regional Class Research Vessel

A third NSF vessel will come here to the Gulf Coast through a cooperative agreement between NSF and the Gulf-Caribbean Oceanographic Consortium co-led by LUMCON and the University of Southern Mississippi (USM).

Consortium Coordinator

LUMCON is searching for an experienced, reliable, and task-oriented Consortium Coordinator. LUMCON not only represents a traditional marine laboratory, the DeFelice Marine Center, but also a Consortium of public and private colleges and universities in the state of Louisiana.

Cluster Hire For Coastal or Marine Science Faculty Positions

The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium for Research and Education (LUMCON; https://lumcon.edu) seeks to hire two new Assistant Professors in the second phase of multi-year faculty expansion. We invite well-qualified coastal or marine scientists, regardless of discipline, to apply. We are interested in scientists that address a wide range of fundamental problems in ocean and coastal sciences, as well as interdisciplinary research questions, using observations, modelling, theory and/or field and laboratory experiments.

LUMCON’s DeFelice Marine Center Featured in NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune Article

On a thin strip of land in Terrebonne Parish, researchers with the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium study the problems facing coastal Louisiana, the Gulf of Mexico and ocean ecosystems. But with its location outside the levee system, the marine lab has become ground zero for the very issues it is tasked with studying.