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Job ID: 135920

Research Associate
LSU AgCenter

Date Posted Jan. 8, 2020
Title Research Associate
University LSU AgCenter
St. Gabriel, LA, United States
Department Sugar Research Station
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Agronomy/Plant & Soil Sciences

Research Associate

Work Location: Sugar Research Station, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, St. Gabriel, Louisiana.

Responsibilities: The person in the position will be an active participant in the LSU Agricultural Center Sugarcane Variety Development Program. Primary responsibilities will be all aspects of the initial stage of the breeding program: parent photoperiod treatment and crossing. The incumbent also will assist in all phases of the Variety Development Program and work closely with personnel in cooperating agencies, including USDA-ARS and the American Sugar Cane League. Applicant should be willing and able to perform physical work outdoors.

Qualification Requirements: A bachelor’s degree in plant sciences or related discipline from an accredited college or university. Other degrees may be accepted with experience or education related to job duties. Knowledge and experience working in an agriculture research setting and computer skills are highly desirable.

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 20, 2020 or until a suitable applicant is located.

Application Procedure: Apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume, transcripts, and three letters of reference. 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:

Jeff Hoy
LSU AgCenter
Southwest Region
Sugar Research Station
5755 LSU Ag Road
St. Gabriel, LA 70776
Phone: 225-642-0224; Fax: 225-642-5339

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