(This is a grant funded non-tenure track position. Continuation of employment will be dependent on funding availability, job performance, and continued need for the appointment.)
Work Location: Dean Lee Research and Extension Center, LSU Agricultural Center, Alexandria, LA.
Responsibilities: The incumbent will provide support for the project leader conducting research and extension programs addressing variety testing and crop management in agronomic crops. The successful candidate will assist with coordinating the LSU AgCenter soybean variety testing program. Research will be conducted on LSU AgCenter research stations and on-farm locations. The successful candidate will be expected to operate and maintain various types of research equipment associated with the program and use computer software for data management, statistical analysis, and preparation of presentations for the project leader. Other responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, calibrating, operating sprayer equipment, fertilizer applicators, planters, as well as operate tillage implements, and harvesting equipment. Routine duties will include plot establishment and maintenance, data collection and analysis and assist with preparation of reports. During busy times of year, it may be necessary to work beyond the normal 8-hour workday. Travel to off site locations will be necessary. In addition, the incumbent will have responsibility for supervising other support personnel.
Qualification Requirements: A bachelor’s degree in plant sciences, agronomy, horticulture, plant pest management, other agricultural curriculums or related discipline from an accredited college or university. Other degree may be accepted with experience or education related to job duties. Computer skills required. Experience with field research or plant breeding is preferred. Demonstrated experience with research field equipment operation and maintenance is highly desired.
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: February 10, 2020 or until a suitable applicant is located.
Application Procedure: Apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter, resume, transcripts, and contact information for three references. 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:
LSU AgCenter State Soybean Specialist
Dean Lee Research and Extension Center
8105 Tom Bowman Dr.
Alexandria, LA 71302