Work Location: Sugar Research Station, LSU AgCenter, St. Gabriel, LA
Position Description: The primary responsibility in this position will be working with the on-station, offstation, and infield nursery stages of the LSU AgCenter Sugarcane Variety Development program. Activities in this position include planting, harvesting, laboratory analysis of harvested samples and data acquisition. The person in this position is also expected to actively participate in variety advancement activities and preparing an annual report of research activities. The applicant is also expected from time to time to assist the breeder with sugarcane breeding activities. Applicant should be willing and able to perform physical work outdoors.
Qualification Requirements: A bachelor's degree is required and master's degree preferred in plant sciences, agronomy, plant disease management, or related discipline from an accredited college or university. Other degrees may be acceptable if combined with sugarcane or other farming experience.
Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. 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.
Date Available: Upon completion of interview process.
Application Deadline: August 16, 2023 or until suitable candidate is identified.
Application Procedure: Must apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume, official university transcripts, and contact information for three professional references. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching the reference letter online, they may be sent directly to:
Collins Kimbeng, PhD
Sugar Research Station
5755 LSU Ag Road
St. Gabriel, LA 70776
Web site: www.lsuagcenter.com
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.