Stephen Smith  |  6/19/2018 2:22:46 PM

Research Associate

(Chemist/Laboratory Technician)

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, national, and international areas.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 60% - The candidate will be responsible for undertaking research on sugar factory/biorefining processing.The candidate could be asked to make a written and/or poster presentation for select projects that will be communicated at the Factory Operations Seminar, American Sugar Cane Technologists meetings or select sugar conferences. 20% - The candidate will be responsible for analyses of sugar samples from industrial and/or academic collaborators as part of research.He/she will also be responsible for quantitative and 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 as well as collection of samples from smaller scale pilot plants or large-scale factories and/or refineries. The candidate will also be responsible for the chemical and equipment inventory of the 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 industrial sugar production chemistry and analyses. Experience with advanced analytical methods used in sugar processing research such as high performance liquid chromatography, UV/Vis spectrometry, and photodiode array spectroscopy is required.Experience in visiting sugar factories as well.

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. Current 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:July 2, 2018 or until suitable candidate is located.

DATE AVAILABLE:Upon completion of selection process.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Must apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume/CV and transcripts.(Paper, faxed or emailed application materials will not be accepted.) For more information contact:

Gillian Eggleston, Head

Audubon Sugar Institute

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center

3845 Hwy 75

St. Gabriel, La. 70776

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