Research Associate - Iberville Parish - R00064942

Work Location: Audubon Sugar Institute, LSU Agricultural Center, St. Gabriel, Louisiana.

Responsibilities: The Research Associate (RA) will be responsible for assisting Dr. Anurag Mandalika with his research efforts in improving sugarcane processing and will be involved in:

(i) researching utilization of byproducts from sugarcane processing,

(ii) visiting raw sugar factories during the processing season (October through January),

(iii) working with sugarcane factory operators in understanding their operational challenges, and

(iv) installing and testing sensors for process monitoring.

The focus of Dr. Mandalika’s research is centered on conceptualizing sustainable and resilient sugarcane biorefineries of the future by the incorporation of smart sensor networks, long-term data collection, automation, and valorization of byproducts and related conversion technologies. We have a well-equipped lab and analytical facilities, and the candidate will have the opportunity to conduct research at the lab/field and modeling environments.

Required Qualifications: A Baccalaureate degree in agriculture, engineering or the life sciences.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2022, or until suitable candidate is found.

Date Available: June 1, 2022.

Application Procedure: Must apply online at by attaching a cover letter with resume/CV and unofficial transcripts. Two references will be requested upon selection for the interview. For more information, contact:

Anurag Mandalika
Assistant Professor
Audubon Sugar Institute
3845 Hwy 75
St. Gabriel, LA 70776
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center

The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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