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Research Associate with Louisiana State University AgCenter in Baton Rouge, LA

Type of position This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position.
Employer Louisiana State University AgCenter
Location Baton Rouge, LA
Salary Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Benefits 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.
Closing date of competition April 30, 2019 or until a suitable applicant is located.
Date position available May 1, 2019
Description of duties

Coordination of field, greenhouse, and laboratory research related to weed management, weed biology/ecology, and herbicide resistance as related to weed science in row crops. The applicant should be able to coordinate graduate students, train, and supervise student employees. Duties will include design, establish, maintain, evaluate, and collect and analyze data from weed management research Applicant is encouraged to pursue an advanced degree in Weed Science.

Qualifications sought

B.S. or M.S. (preferred) in a plant science related field. Course work or experience in Agronomy/Weed Science and a strong background in row crop agriculture are preferred. Experience with row crop weed management in the mid-south is desired. Familiarity with the handling pesticides, field plot techniques, and knowledge of row crop production, demonstration research, weed management, computer applications, and statistical methodology are desirable.

Contact for additional information Dr. Lauren Lazaro
School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences
104 Sturgis Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Email: llazaro@agcenter.lsu.edu
Application procedure  
Submit what Cover letter along with current resume, transcripts, and contact information for three references
Submit to https://www.lsuagcenter.com/profiles/smsmith/articles/page1555444197172
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