Research Associate Specialist - Acadia Parish - R00070106

Work Location: H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station, LSU AgCenter, Crowley, Louisiana

Position Description: The position will provide support to and assist with the coordination of rice agronomy research. The successful applicant will focus their efforts at the H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station, but some travel will be required to conduct off-station research plots. The position will assist in the preparation, establishment, maintenance, and harvest of rice field experiments at both on-station and off-station sites. The applicant should have some working knowledge of agronomic crop production. Principal responsibilities will include preparation of seeds and other pre-planting materials, planting and harvesting, application of fertilizers and chemicals; sample and data acquisition; laboratory and greenhouse work, operation of field equipment; and general management of off-station rice experiments under the direction of a project leader. Weekly overnight travel is required during the rice growing season (April – September). Some heavy lifting is required. The position will also include responsibility for supervision of certain personnel.

Qualification Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree in plant sciences, agronomy, horticulture, plant pest management, other agricultural curriculums or related discipline from an accredited college or university. Computer skills required. Farming or research experience is highly desirable, but not necessary. Candidates with non-agricultural degrees may be considered depending on other experiences.

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.

Date Available: Upon completion of the interview process.

Application Deadline: August 18, 2022 or until a suitable candidate is identified.

Application Procedure: Apply online at Workday (or in Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume, university transcripts, and three 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:

Kurt Guidry
Resident Coordinator
H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station
1373 Caffey Road
Rayne, LA 70578
Phone: 337-788-7531; Fax 337-788-7553
Web site: AgCenter website

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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