Stephen Smith  |  8/15/2017 3:02:53 PM

Postdoctoral Researcher

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

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate will conduct research on the chemical ecology of plant-insect interactions in rice, other grasses (e.g., Phragmites), and soybean. The scientist will assume leadership of ongoing research projects on the biochemical and morphological bases of constitutive and inducible plant resistance in these plants. The scientist will also assist in managing the day-to-day activities in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Stout, including mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students and supervising undergraduate workers. The scientist will also be expect to publish the results of his/her research in refereed journals and to pursue extramural funding from various sources, including USDA-NIFA and NSF.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. in Entomology, Biochemistry, or related discipline with experience in the separation, isolation, identification, and quantification of plant natural products.

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:August 28, 2017 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 with resume, transcripts, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. 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:

Michael Stout, Department Head

Entomology Department

A512 Life Sciences Bldg.

Baton Rouge, La. 70803

Email: MStout@agcenter.lsu.edu

Web site: www.lsuagcenter.com

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