Position description: Provide broad technical research and herd management support for the LSU AgCenter Reproductive Biology Center. Requires knowledge of research procedures and philosophy and practical application in a field research setting. The Reproductive Biology Center is an AAALAC accredited facility, and this employee will work cooperatively with the compliance officer. Therefore, attention to detail, good organizational skills, and an understanding and adherence to established standard operating procedures, animal welfare, and timely submission of reports is required. Specific responsibilities will include day-to-day management of horses, goats and cattle, which support the teaching, research, and extension functions for the School of Animal Sciences. Duties include animal health care and biosecurity, research data collection, maintaining production records, animal inventory maintenance, and related duties. Responsibilities also include pasture management, infrastructure maintenance, farm equipment maintenance and repair, general budget management, and supervision of a full-time employee and part-time student workers. This position reports to the Resident Director of Central Research Station administratively but works closely with faculty and the administrative head of the School of Animal Sciences with respect to teaching, research, and extension programs. This position will also be expected to interact with, assist, and support Animal Science Department graduate students, the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, and with any other departmental personnel conducting research at this location.
Qualification Requirements: Baccalaureate and/or Master’s degree in Animal Science or closely related field. Knowledge and experience in working in an agricultural research setting managing cattle, horses and goats and a working knowledge of farming practices, including pasture management, pesticide applications, and operation of farm machinery is highly desirable. Experience in large animal reproductive technologies such as AI and ultrasound examination is preferred. Desire practical experience in managing farm animals, organizational skills to maintain records, assist in data collection and computer skills are 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 27, 2022 or until suitable candidate is located.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or in Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume, university transcripts, and three letters of reference. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching the reference letters online, they may be sent directly to:
Dr. Glen Gentry
Professor and Resident Director
Dole Chambers Central Research Station
LSU Ag Center
2310 Ben Hur Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70820
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