Work Location: LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Position Description: We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research fellow to participate in a multi-disciplinary team of research and extension scientists working to enhance and improve a national clean foundation seed (CFS) program for sweet potato. To meet the project goals, the successful candidate will work to 1develop best practices (BPs) for efficient CFS production in both the lab and greenhouse, develop new technological innovations to determine the presence of viruses and vectors in the field, and determine BPs that minimize virus inoculum and reinfection rates.
Qualification Requirements: PhD in Plant Pathology, Entomology, or related discipline. Experience in plant virology or plant virus vector epidemiology is preferred. Proven ability in diligent documentation, record-keeping, and reporting of experimental data is required. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to work closely with other researchers in participating universities.
Salary and Benefits: This is a fully funded position for up to four years, but yearly continuation depends on satisfactory job performance. 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 Asistance 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 selection process.
Application Deadline: November 30, 2023, or until a suitable candidate is identified.
Application Procedure: Qualified candidates must apply online at LSU AgCenter Careers (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching file(s) containing a curriculum vita, a letter of application, official university transcripts, and three letters of reference. Questions about the online application system should be directed to the HRM Office at 225/578-0324. (Paper, faxed, or emailed application materials will not be accepted.)In lieu of attaching the letters of reference, they may be sent directly to:
Dr. Jeffrey A. Davis
Louisiana State University
Department of Entomology
404 Life Sciences
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
phone: (225) 578-5618
website: 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.