Our laboratory is looking for individuals with experience and expertise in plant genomics, conventional and molecular breeding, genome editing, and bioinformatics. Prospective candidates should contact Dr. Prasanta Subudhi (e-mail: psubudhi@agcenter.lsu.edu) for the details of the avilable positions.

Current Openings

Postdoctoral Researcher (Plant Genomics/Bioinformatics)

The School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences is seeking a highly motivated researcher for a recent USDA-NIFA grant to improve sustainability of rice farming. The position is focused on unravelling the molecular mechanisms and developing high yielding breeding lines with improved tolerance to salinity, drought, and heat stresses in rice. Primary responsibilities of this position include designing experiment to apply next generation sequencing technology for QTL cloning, trait discovery, and analysis of phenotypic, genotypic, whole genome sequencing, RNA-sequencing, and metabolomic data in multiple mapping populations and rice diversity panel.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Ph. D. in Plant Breeding, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or a related field with a strong publication record, organizational, written and oral communication skills, and ability to work in cooperation with other lab members. The candidate should have background in application of genomics, molecular biology, and bioinformatic tools for crop improvement. Experience in analysis and interpretation of next generation sequencing data is essential.

The details about this position can be found in this link.

Graduate Assistants

The School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences is seeking highly motivated researchers to work on salinity, drought, temperature extremes (cold and heat), water use efficiency, and nitrogen use efficiency. Major responsibilities include screening of mapping populations and diversity panels, pyramiding of QTLs, integration of genome and transcriptome sequencing data to discover novel and superior alleles of important genes.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: M.S in Biology, Agriculture, Plant Breeding, Genetics, or related field with a strong organizational, written and oral communication, and ability to work in cooperation with other lab members. The candidate should have solid hands-on experience in molecular biology, molecular breeding, and bioinformatics. Experience in screening for abiotic stresses in rice is preferable.

Positions are immediately available or until suitable candidates are identified.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates should send a cover letter describing the suitability of his/her expertise and qualification for the project, a current curriculum vitae, copies of university transcripts, and have three current letters of recommendation sent directly to: Dr. Prasanta K. Subudhi, School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences, Louisiana State University, 104 MB Sturgis Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, Tel: (225)-578-1303; Fax: (225)-578-1403, E-mail: psubudhi@agcenter.lsu.edu.