(Civil and Environmental Engineer)
This is a 12-month, grant funded, non-tenure track position. Continuation will depend on funding, job performance, and continued need for the appointment.
Work Location: Aquatic Germplasm and Genetic Resources Center (AGGRC), LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, La.
Responsibilities: Responsibilities include: (1) independent research and technology development for cryopreserving germplasm or cells from aquatic organisms. (2) establishment of a comprehensive, centralized unit (“Hub”) to integrate activities across NIH-funded stock centers and their communities. (3) develop approaches and documentation for cryopreservation. This would include development of protocols and pathways, outreach programs, community interaction, standardization, freezing services, and training. (3) collection and incorporation of feedback from stock centers and other collaborators into refinement of devices developed at the AGGRC. (4) Development of manuscripts and conference presentations to disseminate information on work performed. Work after hours including weekends will be required periodically. Experience with cryogenic processes and cryobiology preferred. Experience with water quality and culturing of aquatic organisms, including algal species, is strongly preferred.
Qualification Requirements: Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in civil or environmental engineering, or related field. Experience in aquatic species genetic resources and biology, cryobiology, cryopreservation, experimental design, and statistical analysis is preferred. Previous supervision of undergraduate and graduate students is highly desirable. Candidates must have strong written and oral communication skills.
Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications 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: July 27, 2020 or until suitable candidate is located.
Application Procedure: Apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or in Workday for internal applicants) by attaching letter of interest, vita, copies of university 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. Terrence R. Tiersch, Professor
Aquatic Germplasm and Genetic Resources Center
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
2288 Gourrier Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70820
Phone: (225) 578-6257
Web site: www.lsuagcenter.com
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