Research Associate - Rice Research Station - R00050776

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 field research, with emphasis on managing all aspects of advanced yield breeding trials and a breeding nursery. The position will involve planning, establishing, monitoring, and maintaining of multi-location yield trials, as well as data collection, record keeping, and the use of research equipment. At busy times of the year, this position will occasionally require working outside the standard workday to complete tasks. Routine travel around throughout Louisiana and neighboring states, as well as occasional travel to the winter nursery in Puerto Rico.

Qualification Requirements: A bachelor’s degree in plant sciences, agronomy, horticulture, plant pest management, 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. Demonstrated experience with all aspects of managing a rice crop and a solid background in agronomy, with a knowledge of rice agricultural chemicals. Computer skills required. Demonstrated experience with research field equipment operation and maintenance is highly 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 24, 2020 or until an acceptable applicant is found.

Application Procedure: Apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching a 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


Telephone: 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 4:12:45 PM
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