Assistant/Associate Professor (Sugarcane Breeding and Quantitative Genetics) - Iberville Parish - R00091629

Work Location: Sugar Research Station, St. Gabriel, LA

Position Description: The LSU AgCenter Sugar Research Station invites applications for full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position in sugarcane breeding and quantitative genetics at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank.

The successful candidate will pursue research that complements the LSU AgCenter sugarcane variety development program by providing advanced metrics that brings additional objectivity to the decision-making processes relating to crossing, population development, variety advancement and release. The candidate will be part of an inter-disciplinary team involved in the variety development program. The candidate will provide oversight for the crossing, early-stage selection, and parent population development stages of the program. The person in this position will have primary responsibility for data management and analysis and will serve as an important link for the application of genomics and other emerging technologies for the sugarcane variety development program. The candidate is expected to develop an internationally recognized and extramurally funded research program.

Inter- and intra-disciplinary collaborations will benefit the candidate and are highly encouraged. The successful candidate will participate in mentoring graduate students and postdoctoral researchers as a member of the graduate faculty of Louisiana State University. Part of these responsibilities will include developing innovative programs that will engage the Louisiana sugarcane industry and involve stakeholders in the variety development effort.

Qualification Requirements: The applicant must possess a Ph.D. in plant breeding or a closely related discipline at the time of employment. A proven track record of scholarly achievement in areas related to the position such as statistical modeling, quantitative genetics, molecular biology, bioinformatics, genomics, and general variety development optimization is important. Outstanding oral and written communication skills, to support their research, are necessary.

Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. LSU 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 the selection process.

Application Deadline: April 12, 2024, or until a suitable candidate is identified.

Application Procedure: Apply online at LSU AgCenter Careers (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching a package including a curriculum vita, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and names and addresses of three persons who can be contacted for letters of reference. In addition, applicants should provide a letter of application describing abilities, research and extension interests and experience, and vision for the research, extension, and service components of the position. Paper, faxed, or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted. Direct questions to:

Dr. Al Orgeron
Chair, Search Committee
Sugar Research Station
Louisiana State University
St. Gabriel, LA 70776
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 Employer.

3/6/2024 8:31:02 PM
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