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Job ID: 134057

Research Associate
LSU AgCenter

Date Posted Nov. 25, 2019
Title Research Associate
University LSU AgCenter
Crowley, LA, United States
Department Rice Research Station
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Horticulture
    Agronomy/Plant & Soil Sciences
    Agricultural - General

Research Associate

(This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position through 12/31/2021. Continuation will be dependent on funding, job performance, and continued need for the appointment.)

Work Location: H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Crowley, Louisiana.

Responsibilities: Responsibility of working under the direction of a project leader doing research on rice breeding and genetics. The duties will include field research, as well as some laboratory and greenhouse work. The position will involve data collection, record keeping, and the use of materials and research equipment in the rice breeding project. At busy times of the year, this position will occasionally require working outside the standard Workday to complete time tasks. Occasional travel (1-2x per year) to the winter nursery in Puerto Rico and travel throughout Louisiana to conduct field trials. The position will also include responsibility for supervision of certain 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: December 9, 2019 or until a suitable applicant is located.

Application Procedure: Apply online at (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:

Dr. Don Groth, Resident Coordinator
Rice Research Station
1373 Caffey Road
Rayne, LA 70578
Telephone: 337/788-7531

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