Postdoctoral position in plant genomics/bioinformatics
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Type: Full Time
Area of Focus:
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Internal Number: R00078766
A postdoctoral researcher position is available in a USDA-NIFA funded project in the School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences at Louisiana State University. The position is focused on unravelling the molecular mechanisms and developing high yielding breeding lines for improved tolerance to salinity, drought, and heat stresses in rice. Primary responsibilities include analysis of phenotypic, whole genome sequencing and RNA-sequencing, and metabolomic data in multiple mapping populations and rice diversity panel generated by the all collaborating researchers in the project. The successful candidate will also be responsible for designing experiments to apply next generation sequencing technology for QTL cloning and trait discovery. The candidate must have experience in applying of genomics, molecular biology, and bioinformatic tools for crop improvement.
A PhD in plant bioinformatics, computational biology, molecular biology, genetics, or a related discipline and a strong publication record. The prospective candidate should be a strong team player with excellent communication, problem-solving and leadership skills, and interest in mentoring students.
Application deadline is March 15, 2023 or until a suitable candidate is found. This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position through March 31, 2027. Continuation will be dependent on job performance, project requirement, and availability of funding. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Details of the position can be found in the LSU AgCenter website.
About Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
The LSU AgCenter focuses on research, extension and teaching to make advancements that will benefit generations. It is one of nine campuses of the LSU System with offices in every parish and research stations across the state to serve the citizens of Louisiana. That pledge includes our dedication to agriculture and the vital work of providing innovation and support for the food and fiber sector while improving agriculture’s valuable contributions to the state’s economy. Our educational efforts in the College of Agriculture span nutrition and health, food safety, backyard gardening, disaster preparedness, storm recovery, youth development, managing insects and natural threats, economic development, resource conservation and so much more. The LSU AgCenter provides individuals, families, businesses, schools, industries and local governments with valuable information aimed at improving economic conditions, general wellness and quality of life. Our faculty members across the state are actively engaged in research that creates solutions for the many aspects of agriculture while serving all residents of Louisiana.