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Job ID: 197309

Research Associate Specialist (Sugarcane Pathology)
LSU Agricultural and A&M College

Date Posted Oct. 19, 2022
Title Research Associate Specialist (Sugarcane Pathology)
University LSU Agricultural and A&M College
Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Department East Baton Rouge Parish
Application Deadline Nov. 2, 2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Agricultural - General


Work Location: Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology Department, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA


Position Description:  Provide support for all aspects of laboratory, greenhouse, and field research related to pathogens and diseases affecting sugarcane.  Incumbent should be willing and able to perform physical work outdoors.


Qualification Requirements: The position requires a B.S. or M.S. in plant science, agriculture, or a related field from an accredited college or university.  Knowledge of research techniques related to plant pathology is highly desirable.  Knowledge of statistics and computer skills also are desirable.


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 the selection process.


Application Deadline:  November 2, 2022 or until a suitable candidate is identified.


Application Procedure:  Apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume, official 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:


Jeff Hoy

Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology Department

Room 302 Life Sciences Building

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: 225-578-1392

Fax: 225-578-1415


Web site:


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.

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