Analytical Scientist

at Actalent in Glenview, Illinois, United States

Job Description


+ This position will be supporting R&D Innovation and involves applying foundational knowledge of chemistry, biochemistry, chromatography and mass spectrometry.

+ The industrial challenges are to measure and characterize small molecules to biopolymers in areas such as ingredient authenticity and provenance; off-flavors and taints; optimization of ingredients; food safety threats such as pathogens; allergens; and composition and stability of natural ingredients.

+ This is an ideal opportunity for a laboratory-focused scientist who enjoys integrating laboratory findings into cohesive explanations of what is happening at the molecular level in food ingredients and processing.

+ The successful candidate will develop project objectives and strategies in response to business initiatives, executing against same and recommending action plans to implement key findings.

+ The candidate will have significantly impact on direction and quality of work done by other technical people.

+ The candidate should have aptitudes for application and maintenance of complex analytical instrumentation.

+ The candidate will be evaluated on communication skills and potential for demonstrating technical leadership within a scientifically and culturally diverse organization.

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

+ Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (3 years minimum)

+ Quantitative chemical analysis experience

+ MassLynx experience or similar program to controls various mass spectrometry components, from sample and solvent management to mass spectrometers and auxiliary detectors

+ Solid phase extraction experience is a plus

+ B.S. degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or related field with 4 years lab experience or M.S degree in related field with 2 years lab experience or PhD degree in related field.

+ Excellent laboratory experimentation and data analysis skills.

+ Good organizational skills and attention to detail.

+ Excellent interpersonal & project management skills.

+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

+ Ability to build strong customer/client relationships.


+ Work with a dedicated career partner specialized in your skill set

+ We advocate on your behalf so you get what you want and need out of your job

+ Get performance feedback, career advice, and access to ongoing professional development tools

+ Build your career and learn new skills through projects as diverse as your curiosity

+ You are eligible for benefits and competitive wages that are paid weekly

About Actalent

Actalent is a global leader in engineering and sciences services and talent solutions. We help visionary companies advance their engineering and science initiatives through access to specialized experts who drive scale, innovation and speed to market. With a network of almost 30,000 consultants and more than 4,500 clients across the U.S., Canada, Asia and Europe, Actalent serves many of the Fortune 500.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Actalent, diversity and inclusion are a bridge towards the equity and success of our people. DE&I are embedded into our culture through:

+ Hiring diverse talent

+ Maintaining an inclusive environment through persistent self-reflection

+ Building a culture of care, engagement, and recognition with clear outcomes

+ Ensuring growth opportunities for our people

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please email ( for other accommodation options.

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Job Posting: JC259807288

Posted On: May 15, 2024

Updated On: May 27, 2024

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