Research Associate - Sugar Research Station - R00047069

Research Associate

Position Description: Provide support for all aspects of field research conducted by faculty at the Sugar Research Station. It will be necessary to perform all types of farming practices related to sugarcane production in a research environment. Incumbent should be willing and able to perform physical work outdoors.

Qualification Requirements: A bachelor’s degree in plant sciences, agronomy, entomology, horticulture, or related discipline from an accredited college or university. Knowledge of farming practices and operation of farm machinery is highly desirable. Knowledge and experience in working in an agricultural research setting 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.

Application Deadline: July 27, 2020 or until a suitable candidate is identified.

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

LSU AgCenter/Southwest Region

Sugar Research Station

5755 LSU Ag Road

St. Gabriel, LA 70776

Phone: 225-642-0224

Fax: 225-642-5339


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

7/14/2020 5:12:18 PM
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