Assistant Professor – Biological Sciences (Tenure-Track)

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Commensurate with experience.
October 18 2018
Position Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor – Biological Sciences (Tenure-Track)

Department of Biological Sciences

Louisiana State University


The Department of Biological Sciences and the Center for Computation and Technology at Louisiana State University jointly invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Data Science and Biology. The ideal candidate is a biologist conducting hypothesis-driven research with data science approaches. Although the position is open to all areas of biology, preference will be given to those candidates who actively develop cutting-edge data science techniques including, but not limited to, informatics, data mining, machine learning, artificial intelligence, statistics, and large-scale data visualization. This hire is part of a larger initiative to establish a university-wide program in Interdisciplinary Data Science.

Job Responsibilities:

50% Develop and maintain an independent and extramurally funded research program at the intersection of data science and biology.

50% Teach undergraduate and/or graduate level courses in a biological sciences discipline, and direct/supervise graduate students. Participate in service activities pertaining to the mission of the Department and the Center, and the advancement of the profession.

Required Qualifications:

PhD in biology, data science, computational biology, bioinformatics, computer science, or related field; and a successful track record of independent research.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Postdoctoral Experience or its equivalent preferred.

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; annual and sick leave; 14 paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption; training and development opportunities; employee discounts and more!


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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