(This is a grant funded non-tenure track position. Continuation of employment will be dependent on funding availability, job performance, and continued need for the appointment.)
WORK LOCATION: This position will be housed at the Louisiana State University AgCenter – Macon Ridge Research Station in Winnsboro, LA. Collaborative work will also be conducted at other LSU AgCenter Research Stations which include Northeast, Dean Lee, Red River, Ben Hur, Rice, and other locations as necessary.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting resident scientist prepare and issue data reports, design, plant, and execute field research trials in corn, soybean, cotton, grain sorghum, rice, and wheat. Responsibilities will include but not limited to field preparation, establishment of field trials, operation and/or use of farm equipment, and data scheduling, collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation. Additional responsibilities will include research proposal writing for external funding, report writing for research project, and manuscript writing and publication in referee journal. The candidate will also be expected to help maintain all field and laboratory equipment, order supplies as needed, and help maintain research plot records and fertilizer and pesticide inventory. Responsibilities also involve some travelling to different research stations and producer fields.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: The position requires a Ph.D. in soil science (soil fertility and/or nutrient management), agronomy, crop science, plant science, or a closely related field. Knowledge and skills in organization, time management, using word-processing, spreadsheet, data management, and statistical analysis (SAS/JMP/R) are essential. Field based soil fertility/agronomy research experience is desirable. The successful candidate must have acceptable written and oral communication skills.
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: December 31, 2021, or until a suitable candidate is identified.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU by attaching cover letter with detailed CV including educational, employment, and research experiences, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and any other pertinent information. Letters of recommendation can be sent directly to:
Dr. Rasel Parvej
Macon Ridge Research Station
212-A Macon Ridge Road
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.