AgCenter Research Associate

Baton Rouge, LA

Louisiana State University

Job Posting Title: AgCenter Research Associate
Position Type: Other Academic
Department: LSUAG ANRP - DE - Entomology (Kristen Bea Healy (00013506))
Work Location: A0508 Life Sciences Annex
Pay Grade: Other Academic
Funding is available for a project leader in the area of honey bee health and mortality. The successful applicant will coordinate and conduct research as part of a longitudinal study on honey bee health being conducted at the Louisiana State University, Department of Entomology. Objectives of this study are to understand the epidemiology of deformed wing virus to honey bees, to evaluate various stressors affecting the health of commercially managed honey bees, and to evaluate different extension-based methodologies to improve outcomes in managed honey bees. The successful applicant will be required to assist in field data collection in out-of-state study sites (approximately 12 trips over 2 years), in California, South Dakota, and Mississippi. The successful candidate will work closely with the USDA, ARS Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics, and Physiology laboratory in Baton Rouge, who are collaborators in this project.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Experience working with honey bees is preferred. Advanced degree in Entomology or related discipline (Masters or PHD level) is required for this position.

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 the selection process.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 24, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is identified.

Additional Job Description:

Special Instructions: This is a grant funded non-tenure track position. Funding must be available for any continuation of appointment.

Must apply online by attaching cover letter with resume, transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. In lieu of attaching the letters online, they may be sent directly to contact listed below. (Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted.) For more information contact:

Dr. Kristen Healy
Department of Entomology
A508 Life Sciences
110 LSU Union Square
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
(225) 578-7386
Web site:
Posting Date: January 30, 2017
Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):
Additional Position Information: Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

Essential Position (Y/N): No
EEO Statement: LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.

HCM Contact Information: Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed

To apply please click here! Posted: 05/09/2021