Postdoctoral Researcher

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Job Posting Title:
Postdoctoral Researcher   

Position Type:
Other Academic   

Department:
LSUAM Science - BioS - Ecology - Plant Herbivore (James T Cronin (00005628))   

Work Location:
A0306 Life Sciences Annex   

Pay Grade:
Other Academic   

Job Description:
A full-time postdoctoral researcher to participate in a USDA funded project that focuses on the role of plant chemistry in mediating plant-herbivore, plant-soil microbe, and above- and belowground interactions. The goal is to understand whether these interactions are playing a role in the large-scale dieback of a dominant coastal marsh plant (Phragmites australis) in the Mississippi River Delta. The postdoctoral researcher will be expected to design and conduct experiments, analyze data and write manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications.

 

Duties:

80% Design and conduct experiments, to understand whether these interactions are playing a role in the large-scale dieback of a dominant coastal marsh plant (Phragmites australis) in the Mississippi River Delta.
20% Write manuscripts and give presentations on the research.
 

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in Entomology, Botany, Ecology or related field.

 

Preferred Qualifications:
PhD in Entomology, Botany, Ecology or related field. With specific experience in conducting research on plant-herbivore or plant-soil microbe interactions. Strong statistical skills using SAS or R; A strong record of publications in peer-reviewed journals related to plant, plant-herbivore interactions or plant-microbe interactions.

 

Special or Physical Qualifications:

Must be willing and capable of working in coastal marsh habitats and in hot and humid weather.

   

Additional Job Description:
 

 

Special Instructions:
Please submit a c.v., brief statement of research interest/accomplishments and a list of at least 3 professional referees with full contact information.   

Posting Date:
November 6, 2020   

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):
  

Additional Position Information:
Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

   

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EEO Statement:
LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.

   

HCM Contact Information:
Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu
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