Stephen Smith  |  9/12/2017 1:31:54 PM

Postdoctoral Researcher

(This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position, initially for 1.5 years. Extension of appointment is contingent upon availability of funds and satisfactory job performance)

WORK LOCATION: School of Plant, Environmental & Soil Sciences, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The postdoctoral researcher will be in-charge with management and statistical analysis of data collected from multiple soil fertility research studies. The successful candidate will also involve in the planning, design, and implementation of research projects both in the greenhouse and field set-ups. Responsibilities also include conduct literature reviews, data interpretation, and writing of reports and scientific articles.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Candidates with a Ph. D. in Soil Science, Agronomy and related fields are encouraged to apply. The applicant should have demonstrated record of experience in precision farming research, soil and plant chemical analysis, data management and statistical analysis. The candidate should be able to work independently as well as in a team environment. The researcher should have communication proficiency and is required to publish and present research results.

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 25, 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 describing research statement, detail CV, university transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. 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:

Brenda S. TubaƱa, Associate Professor of Soil Fertility

School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences

104 M.B. Sturgis Hall

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: 225-252-6025; Fax: 225-578-1403

Email: btubana@agcenter.lsu.edu

Web site: www.lsuagcenter.com

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