Research Associate - Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology - R00053846

Research Associate

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

Work Location: Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, La.

Job Responsibilities: The successful applicant will assist with faculty research projects in plant physiology. Coordination of field, greenhouse and laboratory research related to photosynthesis and photorespiration. Duties will include the design, build, and test cycle transgenic plants for improved photosynthetic traits as well as plant experiments in diurnal, seasonal and stress related changes to the photorespiration process. The position includes establishing, monitoring, and maintaining field experiments, as well as data collection, record keeping and used of research equipment. At busy times of the year, this position will occasionally require research outside of standard working hours. Travel to field sites as well as travel to scientific meetings is required.

Qualification Requirements: Candidates must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in biological sciences, plant physiology, or related field. Strong experience in plant genetics, photosynthesis research and/ or field research is preferred. Previous experience in the supervision of undergraduate students is highly desirable. Candidates must have strong written and oral communication skills.

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 16, 2021 or until a suitable applicant is located.

Application Procedure: Must apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter, resume, transcripts, and contact information for two references. 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:

Paul South

Department of Biological Sciences

202 Life Sciences Building, Baton Rouge, LA, 70803


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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

3/17/2021 3:41:51 PM
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