Food Scientist - Northbrook, IL

Lab Support is partnered with an industry leader to staff an opportunity for Food Science/Technologist candidates to work on 1st shift. 

Responsibilities may include: 

1.       Assist the R&D supervisor in determining objectives & plans for satisfactory completion of projects and experiments.

2.       Assist with multiple ongoing projects.

3.       Conduct and or arrange quantitative and qualitative analyses to determine chemical, microbiological, and physical properties of raw materials and finished products.

4.       Prepare, review, and evaluate experimental plans and data with assigned technicians when necessary.

5.       Make products using accepted formulas and recipes.

6.       Ability to follow and amend standard operating procedures when necessary.

7.       Utilize laboratory and or production equipment to perform test and or experiments on products. Evaluate, record, and document all results and data appropriately (lab notebooks, computer

8.       Conduct necessary literature searches and maintain up to date information on technology affecting assigned project areas.

9.       Investigate, develop and integrate assigned project areas, concentrating on the pre-research and development bench top or production testing areas. Determine the possibilities, results and consequences of assigned testing and or project areas to the company.

10.   Assist as needed with final reports and assessment of projects upon completion. 

11.   Collaborate as needed with R&D supervisor and with various groups within company (engineering, marketing, advertising, project management, etc.) to outline project structure. 

Projects could include the following analysis, experience in these areas beneficial:

Wet Chemistry (titrations, prepping solutions, pH), moisture analysis, proximate analysis (fat, ash, protein, etc.), water activity, microbial analysis (plating, streaking, isolating, identification),  sensory evaluation, headspace and packaging analysis/studies, shelf life studies, microbial challenge studies, experience with preservative systems. 


  • BS Food Science or related degree/experience
  • Lab experience including wet chemistry or microbiology
  • Product Development
  • 0-3 years experience in Quality Control in the food industry.
  • HACCP knowledge is preferred

Go On Assignment today!
Call: 800-998-3332 or apply on-line at

Excellent compensation
Complete benefits (Medical, Dental, short-term disability, life insurance, 401(k)
Appreciation Bonuses
and much more!



Company:  Lab Support, a division of On Assignment
Salary:  15.00 - 25.00 USD /hour
Job Status:  Full Time, Temporary/Contract/Project, Employee
Category:  Biotech/R&D/Science

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