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Assoicate Scientist of Chemistry - Part-time

The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) seeks a part-time associate scientist of chemistry to work two days per week in our Marshall, MN lab. This position assists AURI scientists and clients with agricultural projects and/or specialized initiatives related to analytical testing of agricultural and food commodities. The associate scientist independently prepares samples, performs analysis and basic agricultural and food research.  Components of research will include analysis of protein, fat, moisture, fatty acids, minerals, amino acids, and other compounds. Other duties that will be performed include:
•    Conduct fundamental and advanced chemistry laboratory tasks.
•    Apply basic principles and practices of sample preparation.
•    Perform chemical (proximate) analysis independently using developed SOP’s.
•    Conduct HPLC analysis using external and internal standards.
•    Utilize Excel, Chromeleon, ChemStation, and Winlab AA software is ideal.
AURI is a thriving, culture-centered, Minnesota based nonprofit dedicated to fostering long-term economic benefit through applied research on value-added agricultural products, focusing on coproducts, biobased products, renewable energy, and food. The vision of the organization is empowering the commercialization of innovative value-added food and agricultural ideas. Our dynamic, mission driven staff assist entities across the agricultural value chain, from producers to entrepreneurs to corporates, to help overcome technical and commercialization challenges to create novel agricultural and food products that increase commodity utilization and benefit Minnesota’s economy.
The ideal candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in chemistry or a related field e.g., medical lab technician, biology, agriculture and three years of related experience.  A master’s degree in the same areas and five years of related experience is preferred.  More details are available on the position at
AURI offers a competitive salary.  The position includes prorated holiday, vacation and health leave along with enrollment in the State of Minnesota Retirement plan and the option to contribute to a deferred compensation plan.  This position is not eligible for health insurance benefits. To apply by email, send a cover letter and resume to  The position is open until filled. The first set of applicants will be reviewed on July 31, 2020. AURI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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