Work Location: Sugar Research Station, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, St. Gabriel, Louisiana.
Responsibilities: Support research related to diseases, insects and weeds adversely affecting sugarcane at the LSU Agricultural Center’s Sugar Research Station in St. Gabriel, Louisiana and on cooperating commercial farms. Incumbent will support research conducted by faculty at the Sugar Research Station and other Agricultural Center units. Duties will include responsibility for all aspects of pathology, entomology, and weed science research under the supervision of research faculty. Incumbent should be willing and able to perform physical work outdoors.
Qualification Requirements: A bachelor’s degree in plant sciences, entomology, agronomy, integrated pest management, or related discipline from an accredited college or university. Knowledge and experience in working in an agricultural research setting and computer skills are highly desirable. Knowledge of farming practices and operation of farm machinery is 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: January 20, 2020 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 with resume, transcripts, and three letters of reference. 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:
Sugar Research Station
5755 LSU Ag Road
St. Gabriel, LA 70776
Phone: 225-642-0224; Fax: 225-642-5339