Research Associate - East Baton Rouge - R00056820

The position will be renewed annually based on availability of funds and successful performance review.

Work Location: Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA.

Job Description: The Field Crop Pathology Lab at Louisiana State University is recruiting a Research Associate. The primary responsibility will be to assist with planning, coordinating, and executing field experiments on plant disease epidemiology and management. The individual will also be expected to assist with greenhouse and lab experiments as needed. Primary tasks associated with the job include, but are not limited to, setting up fungicide trials, data/sample collection, disease rating, conducting inoculation experiments, isolation and storage of pathogens etc. The individual is also expected to assist the PI it tasks that will ensure the smooth functioning of the lab. Individual will have the opportunity to participate in scientific meetings and contribute to writing manuscripts.

Qualifications: BS/MS in plant pathology, or related field. Preferred qualifications include experience working with soybean or other field crops, conducting pesticide applications, conducting small plot experiments, operating farm equipment, and basic plant pathology lab skills. Individual is expected to be a fast learner, with good communication skills, and have a collaborative nature. A valid Louisiana State driver’s license and ability to drive is required at the time of appointment or soon thereafter.

Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. For detailed description of this position and benefits, please visit us at http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/administration. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options, such as retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances, Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan, university holidays, 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 of full-time and length of employment.

Application Deadline: July 21, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is identified.

Application Procedure: Apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching a cover letter with resume, university transcripts, and two letters of reference. Paper, faxed, or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching the reference letters online, they may be sent directly to sthomassharma@agcenter.lsu.edu.


Dr. Sara Thomas-Sharma

Assistant Professor

Field Crop Pathology

Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center

Please contact Sara if you have any questions at sthomassharma@agcenter.lsu.edu


The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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