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  • Research Associate (Plant Science Research)
    LSU AgCenter
    Red River Research Station

    Research Associate
    (Plant Science Research)

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

    WORK LOCATION: Red River Research Station, LSU AgCenter, Bossier City, Louisiana.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION: A fulltime research associate is required to assist applied research and extension program in row crop irrigation and nutrition. The program conducts research on the response of agronomic crops to irrigation and nutrition. Position responsibilities include, but not limited to, the following: 1) establishment, maintenance, and harvesting of field plots and laboratory experiments; 2) collection of data on various plant parameters and soil moisture; 3) collection and analysis of soil and plant tissue samples; 4) establishment and operation of irrigation systems. Other duties as may be assigned as necessary to complete research projects. The position also requires some weekend travel and overnight stays to visit experimental sites.

    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A minimum qualifications include a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture, plant science, or closely related field. Proficiency in Microsoft office, excellent communication skills, ability and willingness to learn new things, ability to work as part of a team, ability to work independently without supervision and ability to work outside in non-ideal environments are highly desired. Applicants with previous experience with field crop research, agricultural irrigation, and use of various farm equipment are preferred.

    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 6, 2017 or until suitable candidate is located.

    DATE AVAILABLE: Upon completion of interview process.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Must apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter, resume, university transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching recommendation letters online, they may be sent directly to:

    Dr. Syam Dodla, Assistant Professor
    LSU AgCenter/Red River Research Station
    226 Research Station Drive
    Bossier City, LA 71112
    318-741-7430 (office)
    Email: sdodla@agcenter.lsu.edu
    Web site: www.lsuagcenter.com

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