Stephen Smith  |  1/29/2018 9:32:25 PM

Research Associate

WORK LOCATION: Hill Farm Research Station, LSU AgCenter, Homer, Louisiana.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Responsibilities are to provide day-to-day management of the forestry research experiments on the Hill Farm Research Station and several off-station experiments. Work will include planning and establishment of research plots, collecting data in field and laboratory, managing fertilization, vegetation control, and harvesting operations according to research protocols established by forestry research project leader. Additional responsibilities will include maintenance of equipment, supplies, and facilities, ordering of supplies and chemicals, plant and soil sample preparation for chemical analyses, and such other duties as may be necessary for the research projects. This position will occasionally require some overnight travel to plots located in diverse parts of the state.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Must have a Baccalaureate degree in Forestry, Natural Resources, or closely related field. Minimum 2.5 GPA desired. Preference will be given to applicants with practical experience working with forestry research programs. The applicant must demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to work with and through others is essential as well as the ability to function with minimum supervision.

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:March 31, 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 two letters of recommendation. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted. For more information contact:

Dr. Michael Blazier

Hill Farm Research Station

11959 Hwy 9

Homer, LA 71040

Telephone (318) 927-2578

Email: mblazier@agcenter.lsu.edu

Web site: www.lsuagcenter.com

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