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Food Safety Microbiologist 
Actus Consulting Group - 
Chicago, IL 



$50,000 - $60,000 a year

Japanese company is seeking a Food Safety Microbiologist/ Assay Development Manager.

This position will allow you to apply your microbiology experience to the field of food safety testing, and to gain experience in the field of new business development.The Assay Development Manager will lead to ensure that the company develops the most commercially successful assay series for their food safety system. This is an international business initiative that includes corporation and management of objectives in the United States, England, Scotland, and Japan.Responsibilities

  • Responsible for meeting project goals for performance and schedule.
  • Define assay specifications with input from licencor and development partners.
  • Comprehend all activities external contract resources (Licencor, design & Engineering contractor, particle conjugation, consumable & plastics, assay certification such as AOAC/ AFNOR)
  • Report on status of key partner activity in writing and at TV conference.
  • Monitor performance and deliverable.


  • Ph.D., Masters, or Bachelors degree in Microbiology with 2-10 years of industry experience.
  • Ideal applicant would have industry experience with one or all of the following areas: Pathogen detection, SERS technology, Food safety, Biotech, Immunoassay development.
  • Able to travel domestically and internationally.
  • Japanese language skill is not required but a plus.

LocationChicago, IL


Job Type: Full-time


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