Stephen Smith  |  10/29/2018 8:16:35 PM

Research Associate

(Medical Research Program Chemist)

LOCATION: School of Plant, Environmental & Soil Sciences, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA

POSITION DESCRIPTION:The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center’s Medical Research Program seeks to fill a grant funded, non-tenure track position in Analytical and Extraction Chemistry.This is a 12-month appointment and has primary responsibilities in research support.The academic rank will be determined at hire.This position will be administratively part of the School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences.The employee will perform laboratory tests to determine chemical compositions of extracted plant material.In addition, the employee will perform extractions of plant material through a variety of techniques, including but not limited to, ethanol, supercritical CO2, and isobutane.The employee will be required to adhere to and support the laboratory’s Quality Management System based on ISO 17025 standards and to follow standard operating procedures.Duties and responsibilities include: perform analytical tests based on standards and procedures as assigned; assist and perform setup and operation of laboratory equipment; calibrate laboratory instruments as needed to ensure that analysis is accurate according to the Quality Management System; clean and sterilize laboratory equipment; prepare chemical solutions according to standard formulas; record test results on standardized forms; understand and complete laboratory raw data sheets and make accurate entries into LIMS database; ability to read and comprehend all analytical methods, including safety standards, other well-defined analytical standards and procedures used in the laboratory; perform other duties assigned by management.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, or a closely related field. A strong science background and experience is preferred.

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), 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: November 15, 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, resume, transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted. For more information, please contact below. In lieu of attaching the letters online, they may be sent directly to:

Dr. Ted Gauthier

Research Associate Professor

Director, LSU AgCenter Biotechnology Laboratory

Director, Research, LSU AgCenter Medical Research Program

115 H.D. Wilson Laboratories

Phone: (225) 578-5230

Fax: (225) 578-7863


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