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  • Postdoctoral Researcher
    School of Plant, Environmental & Soil Sciences
    LSU AgCenter

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    (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: School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

    Responsibilities: The Sugarcane Genetics Laboratory of the School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences is seeking a seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research associate (RA). The RA will conduct research integrating molecular/quantitative genetics and genomics approaches with multitude of phenotypic and NGS data generated with germplasm resources within the breeding program to identify casual variants (and target genes) for various agronomic traits. The overarching goal is to develop trait markers for use in marker-assisted breeding, and deploy genome-editing strategies to create desirable mutation.

    Qualification Requirements: Candidates with a Ph. D. in molecular/quantitative genetics, molecular biology or related fields are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have documented experience in quantitative genetics, statistical genomics and/or gene editing. Candidates with prior working experience in polyploid crops will be given preference. The candidate should be able to work independently as well as in a team environment.

    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: January 15, 2020 or until a suitable applicant is located.

    Application Procedure: Apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter describing research statement, detailed CV, 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:

    Niranjan Baisakh, Ph. D.
    Associate Professor
    School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences
    Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
    104 Madison B Sturgis Hall
    Baton Rouge, LA 70803
    Phone: 225-578-1300; Fax: 225-578-1403


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