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Research Associate (Water Quality Research)
LSU AgCenter

  • Jan. 22, 2018
  • Research Associate (Water Quality Research)
  • Red River Research Station
  • LSU AgCenter
    Bossier City, LA
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Land & Water Resource Engineering
    Water Management/Policy
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Research Associate
(Water Quality Research)

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

WORK LOCATION: Red River Research Station, LSU AgCenter, Bossier City, Louisiana.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate for this position will be providing technical support on research projects related to on water quality, nutrient runoff, and nutrient leaching from crop fields. Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to the establishment, daily maintenance, and sampling (soil, water, and plant) of field plots and the completion of laboratory experiments. The position also will be responsible for supervising student and transient employees. The position also requires some weekend travel and overnight stays to visit experimental sites. Other duties as may be assigned as necessary to complete research projects.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: The minimum qualifications include a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture, Environmental Science, or closely related field. Proficiency in Microsoft office, Excel, basic statistics, basic GIS mapping, excellent communication skills, ability and willingness to learn new things, ability to work as part of a team, ability to work independently without supervision and ability to work outside in non-ideal environments are highly desired. Applicants with previous experience with field crop research, water quality monitoring, and laboratory analysis skills are preferred.

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.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 15, 2018 or until suitable candidate is located.

DATE AVAILABLE: Upon completion of interview process.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Must apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume, university transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted. For more information contact:

Dr. Changyoon Jeong, Assistant Professor
LSU AgCenter/Red River Research Station
226 Research Station Drive
Bossier City, LA 71112
318-741-7430 (office)
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