Research Associate Coordinator
Work Location: Central Research Station, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Position description: Provide broad technical research and management support for the LSU AgCenter Central Station Beef Unit. Requires knowledge of research procedures and philosophy, and practical application in a field research setting. Specific responsibilities will include day-to-day management of a large beef herd which supports teaching, research, and extension functions for the School of Animal Sciences. Herd management includes development of replacement heifers, cow-calf management, management of market steers and cull cows, as well as bull purchases. Hands-on duties include animal health care, research data collection, production records, animal inventory maintenance, and related duties. Responsibilities also include pasture management, infrastructure maintenance, farm equipment maintenance and repair, general budget management, and supervision of three full-time employees and numerous part-time student workers. In addition to bovine responsibilities, there will also be a small multi-species program component involving small ruminant and non-ruminant livestock. This position reports to the Resident Director of Central Research Station administratively but works closely with faculty and the administrative head of the School of Animal Sciences with respect to teaching, research, and extension programs. This position will also be expected to interact with, assist, and support Animal Science Department graduate students, the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, and with any other departmental personnel conducting research at this location.
Qualification Requirements: Baccalaureate and/or Master’s degree in Animal Science or closely related field. Knowledge and experience in working in an agricultural research setting dealing with cattle production and a working knowledge of farming practices, including pesticide applications and operation of farm machinery is highly desirable. Experience in large animal reproductive technologies such as AI and ultrasound examination is preferred. Desire practical experience in managing large beef animal herds and organizational skills to maintain records and assist in data collection; computer skills are required.
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: May 5, 2021 or until suitable candidate is identified.
Application Procedure: Apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or in Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume, university transcripts, and three 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:
Dr. Glen Gentry
Professor and Resident Director
Central Research Station
LSU Ag Center
2310 Ben Hur Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70820
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