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Job ID: 121632

Research Associate
LSU AgCenter

Date Posted Apr. 1, 2019
Title Research Associate
University LSU AgCenter
Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Department Entomology Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Entomology
    Agricultural - General

Research Associate

(This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position. Funding must be available for any continuation of appointment.)

WORK LOCATION: Department of Entomology, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, La.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Funding is currently available for a research associate in the Soybean Entomology Laboratory at the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center. Responsibilities will include assisting in insecticidal, bacterial, and fungal laboratory, greenhouse, and field assays against soybean and sweetpotato insect pests. Duties also include: collection and analysis of data; preparation of written reports, insect colony care, preparation of insect diet, handling of all insect stages, isolation of genetic material for population analysis, greenhouse plant maintenance, and light clerical work. Applicant will assist in managing undergraduate workers and purchasing lab supplies.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: BS in Entomology or related discipline w/experience in general laboratory procedures. Candidate should have experience with sterile technique, GLP (good laboratory practices), and small plot field research involving insect damage evaluations, insecticide screening, and monitoring of insect populations. Experience with molecular techniques and immunological procedures preferred. Proven ability in diligent documentation, record-keeping, and reporting of experimental data is required.

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 15, 2019 or until a suitable applicant is located.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at (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. Jeffrey A. Davis, Professor
Louisiana State University
Department of Entomology
404 Life Sciences
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-5618

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