Research Associate - School of Plant, Environmental & Soil Sciences - R00033218

Stephen Smith  |  4/16/2019 7:49:57 PM

Research Associate

(This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position.Funding must be available for any continuation of appointment.)

Work Location: School of Plant, Environmental & Soil Sciences, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, La.

Responsibilities: Coordination of field, greenhouse, and laboratory research related to weed management, weed biology/ecology, and herbicide resistance as related to weed science in row crops. The applicant should be able to coordinate graduate students, train, and supervise student employees. Duties will include design, establish, maintain, evaluate, and collect and analyze data from weed management research Applicant is encouraged to pursue an advanced degree in Weed Science.

Qualification Requirements: B.S. or M.S. (preferred) in a plant science related field. Course work or experience in Agronomy/Weed Science and a strong background in row crop agriculture are preferred. Experience with row crop weed management in the mid-south is desired. Familiarity with the handling pesticides, field plot techniques, and knowledge of row crop production, demonstration research, weed management, computer applications, and statistical methodology are desirable.

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.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2019 or until a suitable applicant is located.

Application Procedure: Apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter along with current resume, transcripts, and contact information for three references. Paper, faxed or emailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching the recommendation letters online, they may be sent directly to:

Dr. Lauren Lazaro

School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences

104 Sturgis Hall

Baton Rouge, LA 70803



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