Research Associate - Rice Research Station - R00050777

Research Associate

This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position through 12/31/2022. Continuation will be dependent on funding, job performance, and continued need for the appointment.

Work Location: H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station, LSU AgCenter, Crowley, La.

Job Description: Responsibility of working under the direction of a project leader doing research on rice breeding and genetics. The duties will include greenhouse, laboratory, and fieldwork. The position will involve managing plants in the greenhouse, data collection, record keeping, conducting grain quality analysis, and the use of research equipment in a rice breeding program. This position will occasionally require working outside the standard workday to complete time tasks. Occasional travel may be necessary to field sites across Louisiana and to winter nursery in Puerto Rico. The position may include responsibility for supervision of certain personnel.

Qualification Requirements: A bachelor’s degree in Plant Sciences, Agronomy, Horticulture, Plant Pest Management, Geology, Soil Science, other agricultural curriculums or related discipline from an accredited college or university. Other degrees may be accepted with experience or education related to job duties. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and ability to learn software programs required. Experience with field and/or greenhouse research and plant breeding is desired.

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.

Date Available: Upon completion of interview process.

Application Deadline: November 10, 2020 or until an acceptable applicant is found.

Application Procedure: Apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume, all university transcripts and three letters of recommendation. (Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted.) In lieu of attaching the letters of recommendation, they may be emailed or mailed directly to:

Dr. Don Groth

Resident Coordinator

Rice Research Station

1373 Caffey Road

Rayne, LA 70578


Phone: 337/788-7531

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

10/28/2020 4:05:32 PM
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