Production Chemist

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

At Hazel Technologies, Inc., we think this waste is unacceptable. We are a USDA-funded startup company that is reducing the huge amounts of waste in our global food supply chain every day. Our work has been featured in TechCrunch, the Chicago Tribune, and Crain’s Chicago Business, and we need your help to expand our impact!

Job Description: 

Interested in using science to create a social impact? Hazel Technologies is searching for a highly motivated and industrious chemist to help us fight global food waste with sustainable science. Hazel production chemists work intimately with our team to scale and optimize our processes while providing support for research and development efforts. Daily tasks will include product manufacture, quality control, pilot-level process optimization, and working with operations and grower-facing staff to prepare a seamless service experience for our stakeholders. This entry-level position is designed for growth-oriented professionals with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, or closely related discipline. We are looking for professions interesting in honing new skills and growing with the company. Come join Chicago’s premier agricultural startup and combat food waste. We are growing quickly and expanding our team to help growers extend shelf-life across the US and the world, and we need your help to do it.


  • Excitement to work in a flexible and dynamic work environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related disciplines
  • Familiarity with basic organic chemistry wetwork
  • Strong communication skills in English
  • Experience in a chemistry laboratory beyond basic curricula (e.g. internships, undergraduate research)
  • Must live or be willing to relocate to Chicago area
  • Attention to detail and reproducibility in laboratory conditions
  • 2-3 References

Recommended but not required:

  • Native foreign language proficiency (especially Spanish)
  • Familiarity with vapor-phase characterization by gas chromatography
  • Work experience in chemical or especially agrichemical industries

Available immediately


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