Stephen Smith  |  2/5/2018 9:25:55 PM

Research Associate

(This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position through 12/31/18. Funding must be available for any continuation of appointment.)

WORK LOCATION: Rice Research Station, LSU AgCenter, Crowley, Louisiana.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Responsibility of working under the direction of a project leader doing research on rice breeding and genetics. The duties will include field research, as well as some laboratory and greenhouse work. The position will involve data collection, record keeping, and the use of materials and research equipment in the rice breeding project. The position will also include responsibility for supervision of certain personnel. Experience in plant breeding is preferred.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A bachelor’s or master’s degree in plant sciences, agronomy, horticulture, plant pest management or related discipline from an accredited college or university. Other degree may be accepted with experience or education related to job duties. Computer skills required.

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 19, 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. For more information contact:

Dr. Donald Groth

Resident Coordinator

Rice Research Station

1373 Caffey Road

Rayne, LA 70578

Email: dgroth@agcenter.lsu.edu

Telephone: 337/788-7531

Web site: www.lsuagcenter.com

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