(This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position. Funding must be available for any continuation of appointment.)
WORK LOCATION: School of Renewable Natural Resources, LSU Ag Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Postdoctoral Researcher needed for projects using qPCR and blue crab laboratory assays to better understand disease transmission in crabs. The Postdoctoral Researcher will assist with lab data collection; perform qPCR analysis on samples, perform statistical analyses; assist with outreach events for the crab industry; assist or lead preparation of outreach materials and peer-reviewed publications; train technicians and graduate students; assist with procurement and maintenance of equipment and supplies, and complete other job duties as assigned. Some nights and weekend may be required.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: PhD in Marine or Fisheries Sciences or related scientific field. Applicant must have a strong record of publications in peer-reviewed journals, experience with qPCR testing, and be able to demonstrate proficiency in statistical programming languages (e.g., R). Maintenance of marine lab animals (e.g. crabs) experience is preferred. Experience with outreach of technical material is desirable. Applicant must be able to obtain a Louisiana Driver’s License and drive state vehicles.
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. 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: November 1, 2018 or until suitable candidate is located.
DATE AVAILABLE: Upon completion of interview process.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Must apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter and vita, transcripts, including contacts for three personal referees. For more information, contact:
Dr. Julie A. Lively
LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources
114 Renewable Natural Resources Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-6202
Tel.: (225) 578-0771
Web site: www.lsuagcenter.com