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A senior postdoctoral research position in cancer and molecular biology is available in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine (LSU-SVM).

  • 50% Perform advanced research through research projects that will be primarily focused on the molecular biology of hepatocellular carcinoma, hepatobiliary neuroendocrine neoplasia, and cellular and molecular pathology.  The project involves both in vitro and in vivo studies using mice, and data analysis. This position will involve cell culture maintenance and molecular techniques. Molecular techniques include but are not limited to DNA/ RNA/ protein extraction, PCR, qPCR, Western blot, ELISA, immunohistochemistry/ immunofluorescent antibody staining and acquisition of microscopy images. 
  • 40% The postdoctoral associate is required to analyze data and write manuscripts to be published in peer reviewed journals, and attend annual scientific meetings to present research data. The postdoctoral associate will also contribute to maintain the work environment in the laboratory by complying with all biosafety training and laboratory training of graduate and professional students.
  • 5% May supervise lower level employees and students. Provide advice and technical assistance. Assign and review work and train lower level employees and students.
  • 5% Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education Level: Terminal degree and related coursework in discipline/ specialty area and 3 years or more years of postdoctoral experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education level: Ph.D
  • Years of Experience: 3 years

Specific Experience:

  • Evidence of scientific achievement including a good publication record.
  • Training and experience in tissue culture, molecular techniques, protein expression and purification, and mouse handling are highly desirable.

Special or Physical Qualifications:

  • Required to be capable of lifting up to 50 pounds, stand or walk for prolonged periods, pushing, pulling, kneeling or sitting on the floor, bending, squatting, and/or twisting.

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!

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 Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (hr@lsu.edu).

COVID-19 Vaccine Protocol:
LSU requires the COVID-19 vaccine for all students, faculty, and staff or mandatory monthly testing. New employees must either submit proof of vaccination within three (3) days of their official start date, otherwise they will be entered into the mandatory monthly testing protocol beginning in November 2021.

Special Instructions:

  • Please provide your resume and three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address.
  • Attach your official transcripts to your application if you plan to substitute college credit for the required experience.

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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