Stephen Smith  |  1/28/2019 8:24:54 PM

Research Associate

(Plant Pathology)

(This is a grant funded non-tenure track position.Continuation of employment will be dependent on funding availability, job performance, and continued need for the appointment.)

WORK LOCATION: Rice Research Station, LSU AgCenter, Crowley, La.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Responsibility of working under the direction of a project leader doing research on rice disease control.The duties will include field research, as well as some laboratory and greenhouse work.The position will involve data collection, record keeping, and the use of materials and research equipment.The position will also include responsibility for supervision of certain personnel and cooperation with other projects.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A bachelor’s degree in plant sciences, agronomy, plant disease management, plant pest management, or related discipline from an accredited college or university. Other degrees may be accepted with experience or education related to job duties.Computer skills required.

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:February 11, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is identified.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:Apply online at (or in Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume, 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:

Donald E. Groth

LSU AgCenter/Southwest Region

H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station

1373 Caffey Road

Rayne, LA 70578

Phone: 337-788-7531

Fax: 337-788-7553



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