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Senior Analytical Scientist

Hazel Technologies

Hazel Technologies

Quality Assurance
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023

About Hazel

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

Job Description:

The Senior Analytical Scientist will be responsible for managing and conducting analytical chemistry activities related to the development and optimization of innovative products for shelf-life extension of fresh produce. The individual will work closely with cross-functional teams to support product development, quality control, regulatory registration, and process optimization.


  • Able to develop and validate 5-10 analytical methods that are critical to company sponsored projects independently.
  • Able to provide guidance on selection and implementation of proper analytical tools for food, biological and chemical research.
  • Able to derive critical insights from results by a variety of techniques to guide direction.
  • Able to resolve complex requests from regulatory affairs.
  • Able to provide guidance and support to junior analysts to ensure data quality and integrity.
  • Deliver results on time and achieve milestones necessary for business objectives.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot key analytical equipment (GC-FID, GC/MS, HPLC, UV-Vis, and TGA) at the Hazel Technologies Chicago Facility.
  • Support regulatory compliance activities in the spirit of GLP practices and principals.
  • Maintain detailed records of experimental designs and reported data.
  • Collaborate effectively with chemists, agronomists, technical experts, product development and project managers to create high-quality and high-impact experimental reports.
  • Be an effective communicator to share experimental results and provide inputs.
  • Participate in continuing education to further developmental capabilities.


  • PhD degree in Analytical Chemistry or related field with 5+ years of experience.
  • Direct experience with analytical techniques such as HPLC, GC-MS, and other methods.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and validating analytical methods for the analysis of complex matrices.
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Experience in regulatory and GLP is a plus.
  • Occasionally moves items weighing up to 30 pounds across the office for various needs.

Salary Range: $110,000-$140,000

You'll Love Working at Hazel Because

  • We've come to transform the food system. You'll be able to make a big contribution to our work at the nexus of technology, farming, and the global food industry - and we're only getting started.
  • Our team is motivated by a set of shared values. These keep us on track and remind us how to be present every day in the midst of change and ambiguity. Collaboration, respect, positivity, and humility are all valued, whether in the office, at home, or on the fields, and we strive to empower individuals at every stage.
  • Benefits and perks, of course!

Equal Opportunity Employer

Hazel Technologies is an equal opportunity employer. At Hazel, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our community. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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