Stephen Smith  |  5/22/2018 6:25:27 PM

Research Associate

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

WORK LOCATION: Sugar Research Station, LSU Ag Center, St. Gabriel, Louisiana

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Responsibility of working under the direction of a project leader doing research on sugarcane weed management and soybean production in fallow sugarcane systems. The duties will include field research, as well as some laboratory and greenhouse work. The position will involve herbicide application, data collection, record keeping, and the use of materials and research equipment in sugarcane and soybean research. Experience in sugarcane or soybean systems 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:May 28, 2018 or until suitable candidate is located.

DATE AVAILABLE:Upon completion of interview process.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:Must apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume, transcripts, and contact information for three professional references.For more information contact:

Dr. Al Orgeron

Pest Management Specialist

Southeast Region

2430 Louisiana Ave.

Lutcher, LA 70071


Telephone: 225/562-2320


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