Analytical Scientist

Chicago, IL
Did you know that over 30% of fresh produce grown in the world goes to waste and never reaches consumers?

Founded in 2015, Hazel Technologies Inc. is a USDA-funded company that develops new technologies to extend the quality and shelf life of fresh produce in the global supply chain. The Chicago-based early-stage agricultural technology company is on a mission to reduce food waste. Shippers, growers, and retailers are always looking for new ways to ship food further, enter new markets, extend the growing season, and have less food rejected at the retail level. Hazel Technologies’ products address these needs by adding significant and measurable value throughout our customer’s food supply chains.

Hazel Technologies is searching for a self-motivated and experienced scientist to develop and implement quality control processes, validate analytical methods, design analytical methods for new products, and contribute to product testing and development in of Hazel’s products.

Position Description:  

The Analytical Scientist will report directly to the Vice President of R&D. This position will have the following areas of responsibilities: support product research and development, quality control, and regulatory compliance. Candidates must be inquisitive and action-driven and not afraid to roll up their sleeves and pitch in.  Experience with gas chromatography, good laboratory practices, and product development are essential.  


  • Maintain key analytical equipment at the Hazel Technologies Chicago Facility
  • Develop Analytical methods to support R&D
  • Support regulatory compliance activities through the use of GLP practices and principals
  • Maintain ISO9000-compatible record-keeping
  • Invent novel analytical processes to support our innovative product lines
  • Analysis of complex, multivariable experiment results using design of experiment (DOE) principals
  • Continuous improvement of Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC)


  • Minimum three years of professional experience in analytical chemistry
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
  • A Masters degree in analytical chemistry or relevant discipline of Chemical Engineering would be viewed favorably but not required
  • Substantial industrial or professional Gas Chromatography experience
  • Significant experience in LC, TGA, BET, DSC is beneficial
  • Mass Spectrometry maintenance
  • Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and/or Good Experimental Practice (GEP) knowledge and experience
  • Extensive analytical method development experience
  • Experience in product development projects


  • Spectroscopic/Spectrometry experience outside of MS
  • Extensive instrument maintenance experience
  • Experience in GMP
  • Experience in the Agricultural sciences or in the analysis of Agricultural Technology products
  • Record of granted patents or publications
  • Bulk material or polymer analysis techniques


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Equal Opportunity Employer

Haze Technologies is an equal opportunity employer, committed to our diversity and inclusiveness. We will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, nationality, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or age. We strongly encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQIA community, people with disabilities and veterans to apply.

About Hazel Technologies, Inc.: Hazel Technologies is a USDA-funded startup company that develops new solutions to extend the quality shelf life of fresh produce and reduce food waste. Founded in 2015, Hazel Tech® services over 100 of the world's largest fresh produce packers, shippers, and retailers. Selected as a Finalist for Fast Company's 2020 World Changing Ideas and winner of "Best Sustainable Packaging" at the 2020 World Food Innovation Awards, the company's patent-pending technologies have been tested by top academic research programs including UC Davis, Cornell University, and Oregon State University. In 2020, Hazel treated over 3.2 billion pounds of fresh produce, preventing more than 270 million pounds from going to waste. For more information, visit