R00008759 - ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (NUTRITION AND FOOD SCIENCES) - SCHOOL OF NUTRITION AND FOOD SCIENCES

Stephen Smith  |  7/25/2017 2:48:27 PM

Assistant Professor

(Nutrition and Food Sciences)

This position is an academic (9-month), split appointed position with 70% research and 30% teaching appointments; position is a tenure track Assistant Professor of digestive health with expertise in the chemical, biological or engineering development of in vitro digestion models to understand the digestive fate of foods and food structures that promote health. This position is jointly appointed among LSU AgCenter, and Pennington Biomedical Research Center (PRBC) in the School of Nutrition and Food Sciences

WORK LOCATION: Baton Rouge, LA. The LSU AgCenter and LSU maintains state-of-the-art research facilities and faculty have access to extensive infrastructure and collaborative opportunities within the School and across campus. In addition, both basic and clinical cores at PBRC are available for the successful applicant's research program. This includes the PBRC Genomics Core that operates an Illumina MiSeq sequencing instrument capable of performing 16S metagenomics analyses of microbial community compositions. Bioinformatics support is also available as is state of the art clinical research facilities and metabolic kitchen.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: A faculty line with expertise in the chemical, biological or engineering development of in vitro digestion models to understand and predict the digestive fate of foods and food structures that promote health. This position could form a highly effective, high impact bridge, in an emerging area, with faculty in nutrition, food science, microbiology and engineering and contribute to understanding the role of ingredients in nutrient absorption, gut microflora, and sensitivity to foodborne pathogens. Responsibilities include development of in vitro bioreactors that simulate regions of the digestive tract (mouth, stomach, small intestine and colon) and can be tailored for individual variation, such as age, disease state or weight status. Teaching responsibilities include teaching an undergraduate course in food ingredients and a graduate, multi-disciplinary course in physical properties of foods and health. Candidates with expertise in microbiome function in relation to diet and nutrition will also be considered. To support research efforts, both basic and clinical cores at PBRC will be available for the successful applicant's research program.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Nutrition, Food Science or closely related fields with expertise in core areas as identified in responsibilities. Post-doctoral experience preferred with a scholarly emphasis on gut microbiome. Evidence of research excellence, ability to develop and conduct extramurally funded research, and ability to develop and effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses.

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: March 31, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is selected.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for Internal applicants) by attaching (1) a letter addressing the applicant's interest, (2) curriculum vitae (3) statement of research accomplishments and future plans relevant to this position (4) statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy (5) names and contact information of three letters of reference. Paper, faxed, or emailed applications will not be accepted. Letters of reference and inquiries may be addressed to:

Jennifer S Marceaux

School of Nutrition and Food Sciences

LSU AgCenter

(225) 578-1509 Voice

(225) 578-4443 Fax

email: jmarceaux@agcenter.lsu.edu

Web site: www.lsuagcenter.com

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