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  • Research Associate Technician
    East Baton Rouge Parish
    LSU Agricultural and A&M College

    Research Associate Technician

    Job Description
    The Research Associate (Lab technician) position will be renewed annually based on availability of funds and successful performance review.

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

    Job Description: The Oliveira-Garcia laboratory at Louisiana State University is recruiting a Research Associate. The primary responsibility will be to assist with planning, coordinating, and executing laboratory, greenhouse and field experiments on plant disease diagnosis and management. Major tasks associated with the job include, but are not limited to, DNA/RNA extraction, culture media preparation, isolation and storage of pathogens, conducting inoculation experiments, DNA sequencing, PCR, Southern blots, plasmid construction etc. The individual is also expected to assist the PI it tasks that will ensure the proper functioning of the lab. Individual will have the opportunity to participate in scientific meetings and contribute to writing manuscripts.

    Qualifications: BS/MS in biology, agronomy, plant pathology or related field. Preferred qualifications include experience working with rice, wheat, corn or other field crops, and basic plant pathology lab skills. Individual is expected to be a fast learner, with good communication skills, and have a collaborative nature. A valid Louisiana State driver’s license and ability to drive is required at the time of appointment or soon thereafter.

    Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. For detailed description of this position and benefits, please visit us at The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options, such as retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances, Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan, university holidays, 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 of full-time and length of employment.

    Application Deadline: November 15, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is identified.

    Application Procedure: Apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching a cover letter with resume, university transcripts, and two 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. Ely Oliveira-Garcia
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology
    Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
    Please contact Ely if you have any questions at

    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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