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006291 Extension Associate - Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology


(This is a grant-funded, part-time [20 hrs/week], non-tenure track position through 12/31/2012. Funding must be available for any continuation of appointment.

WORK LOCATION: Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

RESPONSIBILITIES: Conduct laboratory research on molecular biology of fungal pathogens. Routine duties include: maintain experimental materials, equipment, and fungal cultures and specimens; perform DNA isolation, PCR, and 2-D gel electrophoresis.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: B. S. or M. S. degree in biology, plant pathology or related field. Excellent skills in molecular biology techniques are required as is willingness to learn new techniques. Experience in working with fungi, microbial cultures, and/or microscopy is preferred.

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: 02/03/2012 or until suitable candidate is located.

DATE AVAILABLE: Upon completion of the selection process.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Must apply online at by attaching cover letter with resume, university transcripts and three letters of recommendation. (Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted.) In lieu of attaching the letters online, they may be sent directly to:

Dr. Raghuwinder Singh
Dept. of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology
LSU Agricultural Center
302 Life Sciences Building
Baton Rouge, LA. 70803
Tel: (225) 578-4562
Fax: (225) 578-1415
Web sites: and

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
Last Updated: 1/20/2012 3:30:18 PM

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