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Postdoctoral Researcher
LSU Agricultural and Mechanical College

Date Posted Feb. 3, 2022
Title Postdoctoral Researcher
University LSU Agricultural and Mechanical College
Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Department East Baton Rouge Parish
Application Deadline Mar. 1, 2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Agricultural - General

Work Location: Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA.

Job Description: The Richards Lab at Louisiana State University is recruiting a postdoctoral research associate to understand the population structure, genetic diversity, and transcriptional responses to environmental stresses in Phragmites australis (Roseau cane) and the relationship of these factors to Roseau cane dieback. The postdoctoral research associate will be expected to lead and contribute to designing experiments, collecting field samples, preparing next-generation sequencing libraries, and conducting bioinformatics analyses. Responsibilities also include writing manuscripts, presenting results at meetings and conferences, and mentoring students. Prior experience with population genetic and/or functional genomics datasets is highly preferred.

Qualifications: PhD in genomics, genetics, biology, botany, plant pathology, or other related field. A successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in the design and execution of population genetic and/or functional genomics experiments. Preferred qualifications include experience working with large-scale transcriptomics datasets. Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to collaborate with colleagues within and among departments are required. A valid Louisiana State driver’s license and ability to drive is required at the time of appointment or soon thereafter.

Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. For detailed description of this position and benefits, please visit us at The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options, such as retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances, Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan, university holidays, 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 of full-time and length of employment.

Application Deadline: March 01, 2022 or until a suitable candidate is identified.

Application Procedure: Apply online at  (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching a cover letter with resume, university transcripts, and contact information for 2-3 references. Paper, faxed, or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted.

Dr. Jonathan K. Richards

Assistant Professor of Fungal Biology

Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center

Please contact Dr. Jonathan Richards if you have any questions at

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

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