The Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences (CBS) at the LSU Veterinary Medicine (Vet Med) in the LSU A&M Flagship campus (Baton Rouge, LA) is seeking outstanding candidates for two open-rank, tenure-track, or tenured faculty position in the biomedical sciences.
The CBS department provides teaching and training in the emphasis areas of physiology, neurosciences, cell signaling, immunology, developmental biology, anatomy, pharmacology, and toxicology. Advanced studies in the department lead to the MS and PhD degrees in 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 physiology, neurosciences, lung biology, cancer, environmental diseases, or immunology 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 lipidomic 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. Candidates will be expected to possess and further develop and maintain strong, externally funded federal research programs, and participate in collaborative projects with other LSU departments and institutes on the campus and LSU at large. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
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!
- 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.
- Ph.D. in Biology, toxicology, neuroscience, pharmacology, or other bio-science degree with 2+ years of experience. Degree Substitution - DVM or MD Specific Experience - Productive postdoctoral record and peer-reviewed publications.
- Ph.D. in Biology, toxicology, neuroscience, pharmacology, or other bio-science degree with 5 years of experience. Degree Substitution - DVM or MD Specific Experience - Productive research and peer-reviewed publications, and extensive postdoctoral experience.
- Ph.D. in Biology, toxicology, neuroscience, pharmacology, or other bio-science degree with 8 years of experience. Degree Substitution - DVM or MD Specific Experience - Productive research and peer-reviewed publications, and extensive postdoctoral experience.
Special and Physical Requirements for all ranks:
Safety and Security Sensitive Job - Safety and security-sensitive positions are defined as those positions where any form of substance abuse may affect University activities through unsafe work behavior/performance or error in judgment; or where substance abuse could jeopardize the safety and well-being of employees, other personnel, or the general public, or cause significant damage to University property. This includes positions requiring firearms, access to controlled substances, handling hazardous material, operating heavy equipment or machinery, etc. These positions are subject to drug screens per PS-67/FASOP HR-04.
Physical Requirements - Required to be capable of lifting up to 50 pounds, standing, sitting, walking, bending, reaching above or below the shoulder, vision near sight, vision far sight, twisting, pushing, pulling, grasping, and squatting.
Please direct questions to:
Dr. Charles C. Lee
Search Committee Chair
Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences
LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Baton Rouge, LA 70803