Stephen Smith  |  8/31/2017 1:51:03 PM

Research Associate

WORK LOCATION: Botanic Gardens , LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Resident Director at the Botanic Gardens, the Research Associate will assist with design and implementation of greenhouse and field trials, taking data and preparing it for publication. This person will assist with conducting research through surveys to further develop a more highly effective, integrated public relations program to assist with marketing, visitor programming, special events, education and fund-raising development. This person will assist the East Baton Rouge Parish Extension Agent, LSU AgCenter Communications and the Event Coordinator at the Botanic Gardens in maintaining information on the LSU AgCenter, Botanic Gardens, Hammond Research Station and SPESS websites, social media platforms and how that research based information can be deployed for different marketing scenarios. They will work with LSU AgCenter Communications to develop and maintain contacts across all media formats - print, broadcast, digital consumer, and trade.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor of Science in Horticulture.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 12, 2017 or until suitable candidate is located.

DATE AVAILABLE: Upon completion of interview process.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Must apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume, transcripts, and contact information for three references. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching recommendation letters online, they may be sent directly to:

Jeff Kuehny

Director & Professor of Horticulture

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens

Burden Museum and Gardens

4560 Essen Lane

Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Web site: www.lsuagcenter.com

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