Stephen Smith  |  4/2/2018 7:21:15 PM

Research Associate

(Chemist/Laboratory Technician)

(This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position. Funding must be available for any continuation of appointment.)

WORK LOCATION: Audubon Sugar Institute, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, St. Gabriel, Louisiana. Audubon Sugar Institute has been a part of the Louisiana State University System for over 75 years. It is unique in offering a mix of research, extension, education and training in all aspects of sugar processing. It is committed to achieving excellence in the local and international areas.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: 60% - The candidate will be responsible for the molasses survey and will provide a written and/or oral report of the survey for publication in the Biennial Report and/or the Factory Operations Seminar and/or meetings of the American Sugar Cane Technologists.20% - The candidate will be responsible for analyses of sugar or biomass samples from collaborators.The analytical work ranges from routine analyses of sugar factory products. He/she will also be responsible for quality control of all analytical work and ensure that all equipment is properly maintained, that safety requirements are observed and that supplies and laboratory prerequisites are properly manages to achieve goals. 20% - The candidate will also be expected to ensure that all work is accurate and completed in a timely manner, and the results are reported in the appropriate format.The candidate may be required to train graduate students, student workers on the proper use of analytical equipment and laboratory procedures. The candidate will also be responsible for the chemical and equipment inventory of the analytical laboratory.He/she may be expected to perform quarterly laboratory safety inspections.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A Baccalaureate degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry or closely related field plus experience in chemical research or analyses.Experience with advanced analytical methods used in sugar processing research.Proficiency with instruments such as gas and liquid chromatography and near infrared spectroscopy is preferable.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options.Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System.Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:April 16, 2018 or until suitable candidate is located.

DATE AVAILABLE:Upon completion of interview process.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:Must apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume, transcripts, and curriculum vitae including three professional references.For more information contact:

Chardcie Verret

Analytical Laboratory Supervisor/Coordinator

Audubon Sugar Institute

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center

3845 Hwy 75

St. Gabriel, La. 70776



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