Postdoctoral Researcher

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
July 29 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

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

  • Research projects will be primarily focused on protein-protein interactions, intracellular signaling, and the tumor microenvironment, in human and canine osteosarcoma. The project involves both in vitro and in vivo studies, and data analysis. This position will involve utilization of cell culture, protein biochemistry, and molecular biology techniques. Specific techniques include but are not limited to cell function assays, RNA/protein extraction, peptide synthesis, proximity ligation assay, HPLC, mass spectrometry, high-throughput drug screening, flow cytometry, PCR, RNAseq, Western blot, ELISA, immunohistochemistry/ immunofluorescence, and acquisition of microscopy images. 
  • The postdoctoral researcher is required to analyze data and write manuscripts to be published in peer-reviewed journals, and attend annual scientific meetings to present findings. The postdoctoral associate will also contribute to maintenance of the work environment in the laboratory by complying with all biosafety training and laboratory training of graduate and professional students.
  • other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

Education level: Ph.D.

Specific Degree: Protein biochemistry, cancer biology, or related field

Specific Experience: Evidence of scientific achievement including a good publication record. Training and experience in tissue culture, protein-protein interactions, drug discovery, molecular biology, and mouse handling are highly desirable.


Special or Physical Qualifications:

Required to be capable of lifting up to 40 pounds, stand or walk for prolonged periods, able to reach and/or climb a ladder, kneel or sit on the floor, bending, squatting, and/or twisting. Must be able to distinguish between different colors accurately and have near-vision acuity at 20 inches or less. Must be comfortable and knowledgeable about handling hazardous materials (e.g., blood and bodily fluids as potential sources of bacterial and viral pathogens of humans, including zoonotic agents). Position requires occasional holiday and weekend work. Due to the nature of the position and/or position responsibilities this position shall be subject to drug/alcohol testing in accordance with University Policy Statement 67. 


Job Competencies:

Advanced in Ability to work both independently and cooperatively within a team

Proficient in Effective verbal and written communication skills

Proficient in Computer skills - MS word, Excel, PowerPoint, EndNote

Proficient in Problem solving ability


Special Instructions:

Please provide your cover letter, CV, and three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address. A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.

Please attach ALL required documents under the "Resume/CV" section of your application.


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 (

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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