(This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position. Continuation will be dependent on funding, job performance, and continued need for the appointment.)
Work Location: Scott Research & Extension Center, Winnsboro, LA and/or Department of Plant Pathology, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Responsibilities: The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for visiting and sampling multiple field research trial locations in the southern United States. The successful candidate will be required to analyze, present, and publish data related to soybean variety and plant introduction evaluations. Identification of fungicide resistance in important soybean pathogen populations will be required. Additionally, determination of pathogen communities in multiple field trial locations in the southern United States using molecular techniques will be required. Discovery of epidemiological factors involved in foliar diseases of soybean may result from project investigations. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute ideas and other creativity to projects within the Department of Plant Pathology and at the Scott Research & Extension Center.
Qualification Requirements: The position requires a Ph.D. in plant pathology. Excellent oral and written communication skills with demonstrated ability in laboratory and field research is required. Familiarity with foliar diseases of soybean in the southern United States is preferred. The candidate should be able to work independently as well as in a team-based collaborative environment. Experience in and knowledge related to soybean variety development is desired. Willingness and ability to travel also is required.
Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. 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.
Application Deadline: September 1, 2019 or until a suitable applicant is located.
Application Procedure: Apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter addressing the candidate’s qualifications for the position and his/her goals for it, resume, transcripts, and contact information for three references. Paper, faxed or emailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching the recommendation letters online, they may be sent directly to:
Dr. Trey Price
Scott Research & Extension Center (Macon Ridge Research Station)
212A Macon Ridge Rd
Winnsboro, LA 71295
Phone: 318-435-2157 Fax: 318-435-2133