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Lead Chemist

Kelly Services
Mt Prospect, IL 60056
**Lead Chemist**


**Location:** Mount Prospect, IL


**Job Type:** Direct hire


**Salary:** $70 80K


**Shift:** 1 st Mon-Fri


Kelly Science is hiring a Lead Chemist for our client who provides a uniquely comprehensive scope of laboratory, advisory, research, agriculture and data management services that support bringing safe, quality food to market.


**Summary**


Perform analytical testing on food ingredients, intermediates, and finished products to evaluate chemical and physical properties of various organic and inorganic substances for consumer product testing purposes. Provide technical leadership and expertise to junior level technicians and analysts. Responsibilities include providing direction, training, evaluating results, managing daily work assignments, and reporting results in LIMS. Manage laboratory instrumentation and maintain the laboratorys chemical and supplies inventory.



**Responsibilities**


+ Carry out method development/optimization, validation or troubleshooting activities asprimary analyst per direction of the Lab Director for targeted in-house methods, ensuringmethods in use meet regulatory guidelines, client defined requirements and thestandards for ISO 17025 accreditation.

+ Manage an analytical laboratory, which include GC-FID, HPLC, HPLC-MS, ICP-MS, andLECO equipment.

+ Primary analyst for method development and validation projects on HPLC and GC.

+ Perform routine maintenance/troubleshooting on 5890 GCs with FID, 1100/1200 seriesHPLCs, 7700 Series ICP-MS, and Nitrogen analyzers.

+ Assist in the development high throughput methods in support of nutritional analysesusing HPLC-UV/RID and LC-QQQ.

+ Assist in the development and implement training modules for the laboratory.

+ Perform analytical testing on routine and sample requests.

+ Manage special project requests like shelf-life studies.

+ Review equipment, maintenance, and QC logs.


**Requirements**


+ Bachelors Degree, in a Chemistry preferred, or directly related field discipline BA, with extensive experience, may be considered.

+ 3+ years of years relevant experience in Food Safety Industry with focus on ChemistryAnalysis

+ Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenanceinstructions, and procedure manuals

+ Ability to follow directions ensuring the end results are accurate and completed with therequired timeframe

+ Strong attention to details required

+ Ability to handle multiple competing priorities


Strong time management skills and organization skills


**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.


**Why Kelly** **** **Science & Clinical?**


Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire industry experts just like you. Our team creates expert talent solutions to solve the worlds most critical challenges. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills, interests, and career goalsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background and education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get your expertise noticed.


**About Kelly** ****


At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.


Kelly Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kellys Human Resource Knowledge Center.
Kelly complies with the requirements of Californias state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.
Posted: 2022-09-23 Expires: 2022-10-24

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