Research Associate Specialist (Biotechnology) - Acadia Parish - R00081171

Work Location: This position will be located at the H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station in Crowley, Louisiana.

Position Description: Position involves assisting a project leader to conduct field evaluations, genetic selections, and laboratory tests to determine major grain quality parameters such as glycemic index, protein content, amylose compositions, and milling quality. Research areas include breeding, applied genomics, and greenhouse/field evaluations with both rice and coastal restoration plants. The individual will work under the supervision of a project leader. The individual will supervise student workers.

Qualification Requirements: A bachelor’s degree (master’s desired) in plant science, agronomy, molecular biology, plant physiology, plant biotechnology, or closely related field required. Experience with molecular biology or biotechnology is preferred.

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. 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: June 28, 2023 or until a suitable candidate is identified

Application Procedure: Apply online at LSU AgCenter Careers (or in Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter along with a current resume, official 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:

Dr. Kurt Guidry, Regional Director
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.

6/6/2023 7:11:32 PM
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