Work Location: LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Position Description: This is a fully funded position for up to two years, but yearly continuation depends on satisfactory job performance. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to lead a project to monitor spotted wing drosophila in native mayhaws and develop an enhanced management program to strengthen the economic and environmental sustainability of the Louisiana mayhaw industry. The successful candidate will collaborate with cooperating farmers in wild and commercial mayhaw orchards to map spotted wing drosophila infestation timings and patterns of migration and to evaluate and validate sustainable control strategies.
Qualification Requirements: PhD in Entomology or related discipline. Experience in outreach, fruit crop production and pest management, and mating disruption is preferred. Proven ability in diligent documentation, record-keeping, and reporting of experimental data is required. Must have a valid driver's license.
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: December 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 a brief statement of interest, current CV, official university transcripts, and contact information for three references willing to provide written recommendations. 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. Jeffrey A. Davis, Associate Professor
Louisiana State University
Department of Entomology
404 Life Sciences
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-5618
Website: 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.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture