Postdoctoral Researcher (Agronomy)

Job title: Postdoctoral Researcher (Agronomy)

Company: Louisiana State University

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Job Posting Title: Postdoctoral Researcher (Agronomy)

Position Type: Other Academic

Department: LSUAG PL1 – SPESS – Plant Environmental and Soil Sciences (Gerald O Myers (00004218))

Work Location: LSU – AG Center

Pay Grade: Other Academic

Job Description:

Postdoctoral researcher will be involved with initiatives to evaluate the productiveness of Industrial Hemp in Louisiana. This will include agronomic research on production systems devoted to fiber/grain types and essential oils. Applied and molecular genetics approaches towards understanding and improving hemp strains via line and hybrid development will be involved, especially as it relates to fiber properties. Individual hired into this position will be allowed to undertake some fully independent research to take advantage of the applicant’s specific expertise and interests. The postdoctoral researcher will be expected to play a part in designing and conducting field, greenhouse, and laboratory experiments; analyzing data; writing manuscripts; and presenting results at meetings, conferences and field days.

Qualification Requirements: PhD degree in plant breeding/genetics, horticulture, or agronomic field crop research is required. Preference will be given to applicants with molecular genetic experience in combination with applied plant breeding training. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and a willingness and ability to interact and collaborate with other scientists are essential to the success of the research. A valid Louisiana State driver’s license and ability to drive is required at the time of appointment.

Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Current 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.

Application Deadline: April 21, 2021 or until a suitable applicant is located.

Date Available: Upon completion of selection process.

Application Procedure: Must apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching the reference letters online, they may be sent directly to:

Dr. Gerald O. Myers

Professor, Cotton and Industrial Hemp Breeding and Genetics

School of Plant, Environmental and Soils Sciences

104 M.B. Sturgis Hall

Baton Rouge, LA 70803


Phone: 504-858-2099

Additional Job Description:

Special Instructions: This is a non-tenure track position guaranteed for one year located at the LSU AgCenter School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences in Baton Rouge, La. Funding must be available for any continuation of appointment.

Posting Date: April 7, 2021

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!

Essential Position (Y/N):

LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s and . Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management ( ).

HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed

Expected salary:

Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Job date: Sat, 13 Nov 2021 01:26:14 GMT

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