(This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position through 03/31/2027. Continuation will be dependent on job performance, project requirement, and availability of funding)
Work Location: School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Position Description: The School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences is seeking a highly motivated researcher for a recent USDA-NIFA grant to improve sustainability of rice farming. The position is focused on unravelling the molecular mechanisms and developing high yielding breeding lines with improved tolerance to salinity, drought, and heat stresses in rice. Primary responsibilities of this position include designing experiment to apply next generation sequencing technology for QTL cloning, trait discovery, and analysis of phenotypic, genotypic, whole genome sequencing, RNA-sequencing, and metabolomic data in multiple mapping populations and rice diversity panel.
Qualification Requirements: Ph. D. in Plant Breeding, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or a related field with a strong publication record, organizational, written and oral communication skills, and ability to work in cooperation with other lab members. The candidate should have background in application of genomics, molecular biology, and bioinformatic tools for crop improvement. Experience in analysis and interpretation of next generation sequencing data is essential.
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. 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 of full-time and length of employment.
Date Available: May 1, 2023 or upon completion of interview process.
Application Deadline: March 15, 2023 or until a suitable candidate is found
Application Procedure: Apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching files containing a letter of application, curriculum vita, official university transcripts, and three letters of reference. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching the reference letters online, they may be sent directly to:
Dr. Prasanta K. Subudhi
School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences
LSU Agricultural Center
104, MB Sturgis Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Tel: (225)-578-1303; Fax: (225)-578-1403
Web site: www.lsuagcenter.com
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.