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LSU AgCenter

Project Manager

Will be hired as either a Postdoctoral Researcher (Applicants with a PHD), or Research Associate (Applicants with MS degrees)

WORK LOCATION: Department of Entomology, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Funding is available for a project manager 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. Development of independent research projects will be encouraged. Successful applicant can start as soon as possible.

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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please contact Dr. Kristen Healy () directly if you are interested in this position. Please attach a brief cover letter and CV to your email.