Stephen Smith  |  1/22/2018 9:52:59 PM

Postdoctoral Researcher

(This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position. Funding must be available for any continuation of appointment.)

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

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Coordination of field, greenhouse, and laboratory research related to weed management, weed biology, environmental fate of pesticides, and herbicide physiology as related to weed science in rice and other row crops. The applicant should be able to coordinate graduate students and train and supervise student employees. Duties will include design, establish, maintain, evaluate, and collect and analyze data from rice weed management research studies. The applicant should be familiar with the development and presentation of extension related educational materials and seminars for County Agents and LSU AgCenter Clientele. Participation in professional and producer meetings is expected. The applicant should be well versed in submitting and publication of research in scientific journals focusing on weed management.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. in a plant science related field. Course work or experience in Weed Science and a strong background in rice production and rice weed management. Experience with drill-seeded and/or water-seeded rice weed management in the mid-south. The applicant should have practical experience with Texas and Louisiana rice production. The successful candidate should have familiarity with the handling pesticides, field plot techniques, and knowledge of rice and row crop production agriculture, demonstration research, weed management, computer applications, and statistical methodology, and scholarly writing are desirable.

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:February 5, 2018 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, university transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted. In lieu of attaching the letters of recommendation, they may be sent directly to the contact listed below. For more information contact:

Dr. Eric Webster

School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences

104 Sturgis Hall

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Email: EWebster@agcenter.lsu.edu

Web site: www.lsuagcenter.com

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