(This is a non-tenure track position funded by revenues generated by the Soil Testing and Plant Analysis Lab. Funding must be available for any continuation of appointment.)
Work Location: Soil Testing and Plant Analysis Lab, School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences (STPAL), LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA
Responsibilities: This position is a full-time, 12-month, Research Associate position in the School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences. The incumbent will work in the STPAL in Sturgis Hall under the direct supervision of the Director of STPAL (currently Michael Breithaupt). The Research Associate performs a wide variety of tasks related to soil and plant analysis, with some of the functions requiring knowledge of sophisticated instrumentation and software and familiarity with soil science. Duties include:
Qualification Requirements: A BS degree in soil science, crop science, agronomy, horticulture, or related field is required. An MS degree and coursework in soil science is preferred. Prior experience with soil or plant testing procedures or advanced instrumentation and software interfaces 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: November 19, 2021
Date Available: Upon completion of selection process
Application Procedure: Must apply online at https://LSU.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU attaching letter of interest, transcripts, a detailed CV, 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:
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