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Job ID: 118427

Extension Associate (Food Safety)
LSU AgCenter

Date Posted Jan. 17, 2019
Title Extension Associate (Food Safety)
University LSU AgCenter
Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Department School of Nutrition and Food Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Research Scientist/Associate
  • Agricultural Extension
    Agricultural - General
    Food & Nutritional Science

Extension Associate
(Food Safety)

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

WORK LOCATION: School of Nutrition and Food Sciences, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, La.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The School of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the Louisiana State University AgCenter seeks one Extension Associate to work in the food safety program of Dr. Achyut Adhikari. The selected applicant will work on produce food safety extension activities related to the Food Safety Modernization Act requirements. Responsibilities include: Involve in FSMA related training such as Produce Safety Alliance Growers Training and Food Safety Preventive Control Alliance Preventive Controls Training. Extensive instate travel for food safety training and outreach. Assist in food safety extension and outreach programs. Develop educational tools and materials related to food safety. Develop effective working relationships with collaborators and networks in the field.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in agricultural related field and equivalent experience in relevant field preferred. Demonstrated experience in food safety systems. Experience with produce food safety and microbiology is desirable. Effective human relations skills are required to work with a variety of clientele and professional groups. Ability to function with minimum supervision and to effectively communicate verbally and in written form with a variety of audiences is 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: January 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 two letters of recommendation. 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. Achyut Adhikari
261 Knapp Hall
LSU AgCenter
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

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