Stephen Smith  |  6/6/2017 2:53:58 PM

Postdoctoral Researcher

(Project Manager)

(This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position. Funding must be available for any continuation of appointment.)

WORK LOCATION: Department of Entomology, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Funding is available for a project manager in the area of honey bee health and mortality. The successful applicant will coordinate and conduct research as part of a longitudinal study on honey bee health being conducted at the Louisiana State University, Department of Entomology. Objectives of this study are to understand the epidemiology of deformed wing virus to honey bees, to evaluate various stressors affecting the health of commercially managed honey bees, and to evaluate different extension-based methodologies to improve outcomes in managed honey bees. The successful applicant will be required to assist in field data collection in out-of-state study sites (approximately 12 trips over 2 years), in California, South Dakota, and Mississippi. The successful candidate will work closely with the USDA, ARS Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics, and Physiology laboratory in Baton Rouge, who are collaborators in this project. Successful applicant can start as early as June 1st.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Advanced degree in Entomology or related discipline (PHD level) is required for this position. Experience working with honey bees is preferred.

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. 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.

DATE AVAILABLE: Upon completion of selection process.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 30, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is identified

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume, transcripts, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. (Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted.) For more information contact:

Dr. Kristen Healy

Department of Entomology

LSU AgCenter

Email: khealy@agcenter.lsu.edu

Web site: www.lsuagcenter.com

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