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R&D Scientist - Barrington, IL


Full-time, Contract






Desired:Microsoft Office

Job Description:

  • The person in this position will interact with various Regulatory Category Leads, cross functional teams and ingredient vendors to complete assigned projects.
  • The primary focus of this position is to complete regulatory affairs approvals of US ingredient specifications.
  • Assessing accuracy of all vendor data against FDA and/or USDA regulations and then comparing for ingredient composition, allergens, nutritionals and certifications to all current data, product labels and rectifying differences.
  • Reviewing and approving ingredient documentation, certifications, COA test results and declarations for compliance with FDA and USDA regulations.
  • Other responsibilities include providing regulatory review and approval of supplier data for ingredient specifications within the Product Vision and applicable specifications systems.
  • Rigorous review of data, comparison to current FDA labels, and formal system approval is required to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • The position will require excellent understanding and application of US FDA and USDA ingredient and labeling regulations to assure the ultimate accuracy of finished product ingredient statements, nutrition facts, allergen declarations and claims.
  • They must be able to monitor, interpret and ensure compliance with US regulations today and into the future.


  • BS Degree in Science, Regulatory, Nutrition, or equivalent as minimum; MS/MBA preferred.
  • Corporate or government regulatory experience in US FDA and USDA food labeling and solid background in nutrition related field with strong collaboration and communication skills.
  • Minimum of 2 years food or related industry experience; or 5-7 years compliance, Quality Assurance or Quality Control role in relation to US regulations work.
  • Detail oriented; adaptability; ability to work independently desired.
  • Excellent computer skills and existing knowledge of Product Vision System highly preferred (Schawk Blue, SAP, and Microsoft Office experience preferred). Must be quick to learn new systems.
  • Project management, communication with on-sight project management team and direct communication with vendor regulatory teams is required to validate accuracy of information before population into the system.
  • Strong technical regulatory background is essential to success.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract


  • FDA: 3 years (Preferred)
  • USDA: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Microsoft Office Suite: 3 years (Preferred)
  • SAP: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Schawk Blue: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


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