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Job ID: 121908

Research Associate
LSU AgCenter


Date Posted Apr. 8, 2019
Title Research Associate
University LSU AgCenter
Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Department School of Plant, Environmental & Soil Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Agronomy/Plant & Soil Sciences
    Agricultural - General
 
 

Research Associate

WORK LOCATION: School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, La.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Coordination of field, greenhouse, and laboratory research related to agronomy, weed management, weed biology, environmental fate of pesticides, and herbicide physiology as related to weed science in turfgrass, nursery crops, forages, vegetables, and other crops. The applicant should be able to coordinate, train, and supervise student employees. Duties will include design, establish, maintain, evaluate, and collect and analyze data from weed management research studies. Equipment operation and maintenance of farm machinery and herbicide application will be necessary. In-state travel will be an important component of this position.

The applicant should be familiar with the development and presentation of extension related educational materials and seminars for industry, county agents, and other clientele. Participation in industry meetings and county agent trainings is expected. Additionally, the successful applicant will be expected to assist in the writing of extension publications such as newsletters, identification guides, and other publications that will provide content for the LSU AgCenter website.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: B.S. or M.S. (preferred) in a plant science related field. Course work or experience in Agronomy/Horticulture/Weed Science is preferred. Experience with identification and management of weeds prevalent in the mid-south is desired. Familiarity with the handling pesticides, field plot techniques, and knowledge of production agriculture and horticultural crops, demonstration research, weed management, computer applications, and statistical methodology are 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: April 22, 2019 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 along with current 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. Ron Strahan
School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences
104 Sturgis Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Email: RStrahan@agcenter.lsu.edu
Website: www.lsuagcenter.com


 
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