Research Associate (Chemist/Laboratory Technician) - Iberville Parish - R00066898

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 100 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.

Responsibilities: 60% - The incumbent will be responsible for analyses of sugar samples from industrial and/or academic collaborators as part of the Audubon Laboratory Service. 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. The incumbent 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 written format for customers.

40% - The incumbent will be responsible for undertaking research on research projects for sugarcane factories as part of the Audubon Central Laboratory. The candidate may be required to train industrial personnel on the proper use of analytical equipment and laboratory procedures as well as collection of samples from factories and/or refineries. 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.

A Baccalaureate degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry/Analytical Chemistry or closely related field plus experience in chemical research or analyses.

Additional Requirements: 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. 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: May 25, 2022

Date Available: Upon completion of selection process.

Application Procedure: Must apply online at by attaching cover letter with resume/CV and official transcripts. (Paper, faxed or emailed application materials will not be accepted.) For more information contact:

Chardcie Verret
Analytical Laboratory and Audubon Lab Services Director/Supervisor/Coordinator
Audubon Sugar Institute
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
3845 Hwy 75
St. Gabriel, LA. 70776

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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