Stephen Smith  |  11/5/2018 7:45:00 PM

Research Associate

(Greenhouse Management)

WORK LOCATION: Central Research Station, LSU Ag Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: This position provides coordination of greenhouse facilities relative to research and teaching functions of those departments requiring such services. The incumbent must have solid understanding of research techniques, the ability to coordinate and assist with scientific experimentation, ability to manage in a manner that maximizes teaching and research effectiveness, and the expertise in managing a greenhouse complex. Responsibilities are to provide day-to-day management of greenhouse facilities that include glass houses, repair shop, head houses, and storage buildings in support of research and teaching functions.Management of these facilities will require the coordination of maintenance and repair, allocation of teaching and research space, and related duties in a research setting.Responsibilities also include purchasing of supplies and equipment, maintaining supplies and equipment inventories, grounds maintenance, infrastructure maintenance, small equipment maintenance and repair, budget management, and supervision of one employee.This position answers to the Resident Director of Central Research Station but will be expected to interact with faculty, graduate students, and staff in all departments requiring greenhouse services.The incumbent will be working closely with the LSU AgCenter Facilities Planning office during the final construction phase of a new greenhouse complex and renovation of an existing one.This position will also work closely with other research associates and staff at Central Research Station.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in plant science, horticulture, or closely related field.Other degrees may be accepted if combined with directly related experience.Familiarity with the Argus Environmental Control System is desirable.

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:November 19, 2018 or until suitable candidate is located.

DATE AVAILABLE:Upon completion of interview process.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:Must apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by submitting cover letter, resume, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. (Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted.) For more information contact:

Dr. Pat Bollich, Professor

Central Research Station

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center

2310 Ben Hur Road

Baton Rouge, LA 70820

Phone: (225) 765-2876; Fax: (225) 763-5573



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