路易斯安那州立大学（Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge），简称LSU，是一所美国著名的公立大学，坐落在路易斯安那州州府巴吞鲁日市的南城，距离新奥尔良大约1个半小时车程，距离休斯顿大约4个小时车程， 是该州的标志性大学。学校占地面积800多万平方米，被公认为是全美最美的20所大学校园之一。
The Richards Lab at Louisiana State University is recruiting a postdoctoral research associate to dissect qualitative/quantitative host resistance and pathogen virulence in the rice – Cercospora janseana pathosystem.
The postdoctoral research associate will be expected to lead the high resolution mapping and cloning of a major narrow brown leaf spot resistance gene, as well as the phenotyping of host populations to characterize quantitative resistance.
Additionally, the postdoctoral research associate will have the opportunity to investigate the molecular mechanisms of pathogen virulence using genomic and molecular techniques.
Responsibilities also include designing and conducting laboratory and greenhouse experiments, data analysis, writing manuscripts, presenting results at meetings and conferences, and mentoring students.
PhD in plant pathology, genetics, microbiology, biology, or other related field.
A successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in the design and execution of genetic, genomic, and/or molecular biology experiments.
Preferred qualifications include bioinformatics and experience working with fungal plant pathogens.
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 https:// www. lsuagcenter.com/en/administration.
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.
March 15, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is identified.
Must apply online at https: // lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching resume, cover letter, university transcripts, and 2-3 letters of recommendation.
Paper, faxed, or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching recommendation letters online, they may be sent directly to:
Dr. Jonathan K. Richards
Assistant Professor of Fungal Biology
Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
Additional Job Description:Special Instructions:
This is a grant funded (USDA-NIFA) non-tenure track position with available funding for three years located at the LSU AgCenter Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology in Baton Rouge, La. Continuation past the first year is contingent on a successful annual review.
February 3, 2021
Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):Additional Position Information:
Background Check – An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
Benefits – LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!
Essential Position (Y/N):EEO Statement:
LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.
HCM Contact Information:
Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu