Assistant/Associate Professor (Bioinformatics/Systems Biology/Animal Omics) - East Baton Rouge Parish - R00079843

Work Location: School of Animal Sciences, LSU AgCenter, LSU College of Agriculture, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Position Description: The highly interactive and collaborative School of Animal Sciences at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor who are using a multi-omics, systems biology approach to study domestic animal physiology and solve challenges in the animal sciences and industry using advanced data analytics tools such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, computational modelling, and high throughput genotyping and phenotyping. This is a 9- or 12-month tenure-track position with 75% research and 25% teaching.

Research: The successful applicant will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program addressing fundamentally important challenges to livestock animal production and wellbeing. The ideal candidate will develop and utilize bioinformatics pipelines to investigate animal omics (genomics, phenomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and microbiomics). Priority will be given to candidates exceptionally proficient in the use of computational biology and data science to integrate omics data into livestock animal production in the areas of reproduction, breeding and genetics, developmental biology, nutrition, meat science, and One Health. Applicants with a multidisciplinary and translational research portfolio are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will also be encouraged to participate in collaborative research within the School of Animal Sciences, the wider LSU System, and beyond.

Teaching: Teaching expectations include primary responsibility for an undergraduate or graduate course revolving around their area of expertise. Moreover, the successful candidate will develop a strong graduate student mentoring program, especially at the Ph.D. level.

Facilities: LSU is designated as a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant institution, and boasts an R1 very high research activity Carnegie Classification. Core facilities include The Louisiana Biomedical Research Network, Center for Computation and Technology, Genomics, Shared Instrumentation, Mass Spectrometry, and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facilities, among others.

The School of Animal Sciences is a dynamic, collaborative, inclusive, and established department within the LSU Agricultural Center and LSU College of Agriculture. The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System. We are based in the new state-of-the-art Animal and Food Science Laboratories in the heart of the central LSU Baton Rouge campus. The School additionally facilitates the operation of centralized farm units with beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, small ruminants, and poultry. Faculty in the School of Animal Sciences are funded through various agencies, including the NIH (NICHD, NHLBI, NIDDK, and NIGMS), USDA, as well as private foundations and intramural awards.

Qualification Requirements: The ideal applicant will have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience at the interface of computational biology and animal science. They must additionally demonstrate a capacity for publishing in high-impact refereed journals, obtaining extramural research funding, participating in collaborative research projects, and effective teaching. Individuals from any social, ethnic, racial, cultural, and national backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The selected candidate will have the opportunity for supplemental salary through extramural funding. LSU offers an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances, university holidays, generous 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 the interview process.

Application Deadline: August 1, 2023, or until a suitable candidate is identified.

Application Procedure: Apply on line at LSU AgCenter Careers (or through Workday for internal applicants). Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, official university transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a statement describing how diversity would figure into your teaching, research, or extension activities. Questions about the on-line system should be directed to the HRM Office at 225/578-2258. Questions about the position and search process may be directed to:

Dr. Richard Cooper
School of Animal Sciences
LSU Agricultural Center
205 Animal and Food Sciences Laboratory
Baton Rouge, LA
Phone: 225-578-2875


Dr. Philip Elzer, Director
School of Animal Sciences
201 Animal and Food Sciences Laboratory
Baton Rouge, LA
Phone 225- 578-3241

Web site: AgCenter website

The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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