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 seeking an exemplary innovator to serve as our Senior R&D Scientist. This person will apply materials science, chemistry, and process engineering to help Hazel Technologies enhance its products and build new technologies for reducing agricultural waste.
The Senior R&D Scientist will report directly to the Chief Technology Officer. This senior scientist is expected to bring strong technical skills to the table as well as the ability to ideate, innovate, and execute on current and new product development. The Senior Scientist will operate in a multidisciplinary context, combining elements of chemistry, engineering, and agronomy to put Hazel products at the forefront of innovation in the preservation of perishable goods.
Owing to the multidisciplinary nature of the position, chemical engineers, chemists, and material scientists with advanced degrees in their related discipline and passion for invention are encouraged to apply. Independence and motivation are essential.
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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 is on track to be used with over 3.2 billion pounds of fresh produce, preventing more than 270 million pounds from going to waste. For more information, visit www.hazeltechnologies.com.