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Job ID: 172129

Research Associate
LSU Agricultural and A&M College

Date Posted Nov. 12, 2021
Title Research Associate
University LSU Agricultural and A&M College
Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Department East Baton Rouge
Application Deadline Dec. 6, 2021
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Agronomy/Plant & Soil Sciences
    Agricultural Extension
    Plant Pathology


(This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position through 11/14/22. Funding must be available for any continuation of appointment.)

WORK LOCATION: Department of Entomology, Life Sciences Building, Louisiana State University

RESPONSIBILITIES: An independent, highly motivated individual is needed to manage a program of research investigating the biostimulant and resistance-inducing properties of natural extracts derived from wood. The individual will be expected to maintain cultures of plants in the greenhouse, assist in designing and executing experiments to test the effects of elicitor application on plant growth, yield, and resistance to pathogens and insects, and summarize results for reports. Opportunities for independent research projects will be available.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in horticulture, entomology, agronomy, plant pathology, or related field is required; a master’s degree in one of these fields and experience with horticulture are highly desired. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in cultivating plants in controlled environments and a background in natural products chemistry. The incumbent must be physically capable of working in greenhouse and field environments, and supervision of student workers will be 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: December 6, 2021 or until a suitable applicant is found.

Date Available: Upon completion of selection process

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Must apply online at by attaching a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and list of three references. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted. For additional information about the position, contact:

Michael Stout, Professor and Head
Department of Entomology
402 Life Sciences Building, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA, 70803
225-578-1628 (phone)
Web site:

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.

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