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R&D Food Scientist – Chicago, IL

Lab Support is seeking a R&D Food Scientist for a contract position. This position is a contract to hire position.

Job Duties include:

  • Ideal candidate will have experience with hard candy, soups, salad dressings and sauces but open to all food development backgrounds.
  • Conducts basic research, and new product research and development of foods/ingredient systems.
  • Tests new products in test kitchen and develops specific processing methods in laboratory.
  • Confers with Sales team and internal resources to meet customers’ needs.
  • Accountable for overall documentation and communication of formula.
  • Perform basic economic evaluations on ingredients, ingredients suppliers, and product formulations

Position will pay: $15-$18/hr DOE

Required skills:


  • Four-year degree in Chemistry, Biology, Food Science, or related field; OR 2-5 years related experience
  • Strong laboratory and analytical skills.
  • Previous experience with Microsoft Office Suite.

Chicago Lab Support Team

Job Type:


Job Status:

Full Time




Food & Beverage

E-mail or Apply Online

Are you looking for a company with science in its DNA?

Lab Support, a division of On Assignment, is a recognized leader in the scientific staffing industry. Since 1985, our sole focus has been to place scientific professionals at all career levels in contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire positions. With a reputation for one-to-one career counseling and a track record that includes the placement of over 200,000 scientists, Lab Support has built a reputation as one of the best in the business.

Lab Support is supported by a nationwide network of branches serving all major markets, international branches in Europe, relationships with leading scientific companies and over 25 years of experience.

For more information visit us online at

An Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V




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