Chemist 3rd Shift

Our cosmetics client is seeking a Chemist for their site in the Chicago area. The Analytical Chemist specializes in analyzing substances. The ideal candidate will possess 3-5 years of experience in a similar position with a Bachelor’s in Chemistry.

Location: Chicago area
Shift: 11 pm-8 am Monday-Friday
Pay: $24-$30 per hour
Type: Contract-to-hire


  • Using a range of software, techniques and equipment to carry out research and analysis.
  • Analyzing and interpreting data.
  • Perform routine maintenance of equipment and daily quality control testing of analytical methods.
  • Calibrate laboratory equipment according to maintenance schedules.
  • Design sampling protocols.
  • Prepare standards, reagents, and solvents for experiments.
  • Prepare reports identifying samples, explaining testing methods, documenting findings, and outlining conclusions of analyses.
  • Design and execute experimental procedures, including qualitative and quantitative testing of complex samples.
  • Validate and troubleshoot analytical methods.
  • Plan, coordinate, and oversee laboratory analyses for compliance actions, emergency response, site studies, health and safety studies, investigations, and remediation.
  • Select methods and laboratory procedures and schedule, conduct, and supervise analytical tests.
  • Keeping up to date with scientific and technical developments.
  • ensuring that health and safety standards are adhered to.
  • Preparing product license documentation.
  • Liaising with customers, suppliers and research/scientific staff.
  • Developing new analytical methods.
  • Assist in special projects and other issues as they arise.
  • Other skills and duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry.
  • A master’s degree or Ph.D. viewed very favorably.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Exceptionally strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Able to challenge conventions in a constructive way.
  • Ability to work efficiently under tight timelines and achieve results, while maintaining high quality
  • Excellent analytical, teamwork, customer service and leadership skills.
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