(This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position through 6/30/2027. Funding must be available for any continuation of appointment.)
Work Location: Department of Entomology, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA
Position Description: An agricultural research scientist is needed to conduct field, greenhouse, and laboratory studies examining ecology and integrated pest management of sugarcane and rice insects. The position is for a full time Research Associate (RA) in the Department of Entomology at Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA). The RA will be expected to work independently to design experiments, collect and analyze data, and publish and present results. Research activities include, but are not limited to collecting and processing rice and sugarcane samples for insect injury, planting experimental plots, conducting insect biology assays in the greenhouse and laboratory.
Qualification Requirements: Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in Entomology or related field. Master's preferred. Experience working in integrated pest management in agricultural systems is required. Experience working in rice or sugarcane cultivation preferred. Candidates with a working knowledge of row crop production will be preferred. Experience working with agricultural stakeholders is desired. Applicants should be willing and able to perform physical work outdoors. Work will require frequent travel to research sites on experiment stations and commercial farms throughout south Louisiana. Possession of a valid drivers’ license is required.
Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Current 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 selection process.
Application Deadline: May 31, 2023 or until a suitable candidate is identified.
Application Procedure: Apply online at LSU AgCenter Careers (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching files containing a letter of application, CV, official 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:
Department of Entomology, 404 Life Science Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone : 985-373-6193
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.