Postdoctoral Researcher

Job Posting Title:
Postdoctoral Researcher   

Position Type:
Other Academic   

LSUAM Science - BioS - Plant Physiologist (Paul South (00059646))   

Work Location:
LSU - Baton Rouge   

Pay Grade:
Other Academic  

A postdoctoral research position is available in the laboratory of Paul South at Louisiana State University for the development, testing, and validation of genetic constructs to engineer improved photosynthesis through modification of photorespiration in plants. Genetic constructs will need to be engineered for plants including tobacco, potato, tomato, rice, soybean, and cowpea. The goal of the research position is to generate improved photosynthetic efficiency through alternative photorespiration metabolism. The postdoctoral position is currently funded for two years with opportunity for renewal.

Job Responsibilities:

55% Perform experiments in synthetic biology, molecular biology, biochemistry and plant physiology on transgenic plants;
15% Design implement and direct research team in experiments;
10% Train research team on experiments and experimental design;
10% Design and implement requirements and regulations for laboratory and field experiments;
10% Manage DNA assembly, sequencing, storage and transformation of DNA into plants used in photorespiratory bypass pipeline.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in Plant biology, Plant physiology, Biochemistry, Molecular biology, or similar field of study.

Additional Job Description:


Special Instructions:
Please attach c.v., a list of 3 references will full contact information; a short description of your experience with plant biology.   

Posting Date:
February 17, 2020   

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):
March 2, 2020  

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! 

Essential Position (Y/N):

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

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