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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Comparative Biomedical Science

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Competitive salary
Closing date
Oct 27, 2023

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Life Sciences, Biomedical Sciences
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The Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences (CBS) at the LSU Veterinary Medicine (Vet Med) is seeking outstanding candidates for an open-rank, tenure-track faculty position in the biomedical sciences. Preference will be given to junior investigator with outstanding high impact journal publication record in cancer biology.

The CBS department provides teaching and training in the areas of physiology, neurosciences, cell and molecular biology, immunology, developmental biology (including tissue regeneration), anatomy, pharmacology, cancer biology, and toxicology. Advanced studies in the department lead to MS and PhD degrees in biomedical and veterinary medical sciences for both DVM and non-DVM graduate students. Graduate courses are offered in all disciplines associated with the department. Candidates with research programs in any biomedical field aligned with the department, including those with proficiency in proteomics, genomics, and/or transcriptomics, are particularly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be provided with a competitive start-up package, access to high- performance computing, next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics, advanced flow cytometry and microscopy core facilities, metabolomics and lipidomics, mass spectrometry facility, high-quality laboratory animal facilities, including in vivo bioluminescence/fluorescence, radioisotope and CT imaging, access to Biosafety Level 3 laboratories, and modern laboratory space. LSU SVM is home to two NIH Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in lung biology and in pre-clinical cancer research, with intramural support mechanisms for developing junior faculty. This search will give preference to a junior investigator with an outstanding track record of high impact publications with high potential for extramural funding. If the candidate’s project is approved by NIH, the newly hired junior faculty member will slot into one of four full projects as a Principal Junior Investigator in our funded preclinical cancer research COBRE.  Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Responsibilities:

●          Establish and maintain a vigorous, extramurally funded research program.
●          Teach professional and graduate level courses and direct/supervise graduate students.
●          Participate in service activities pertaining to the mission of the department, and the advancement of the profession.

Please direct questions to: Dr. Joseph Francis, BVSc., MVSc., Ph. D Search Committee Chair Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences LSU School of Veterinary Medicine Baton Rouge, LA 70803 Email:



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 (


LSU is the State’s flagship research university and carries the designation of “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation. It is one of 21 universities nationwide holding land-, sea-, and space-grant status. LSU enjoys a lively and diverse community of more than 36,000 faculty, staff, and students from every state and more than 120 countries. Occupying 2,000 acres on the Mississippi River in Louisiana’s capital city, Baton Rouge, LSU is approximately 80 miles northwest of New Orleans in the heart of the culturally diverse delta region. LSU’s campus, largely of Italian Renaissance architecture, is regarded as one of the top 20 most beautiful campuses in the United States with 57 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places and over 1,200 magnificent Live Oak trees, amongst numerous magnolia grandiflora, crape myrtle, camellia, and azalea.

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