R&D Chemist

Grayslake, IL

Posted: 05/19/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 173.23TM Experience:

Job Description

R&D Chemist

Manufacturer of trusted household brands is seeking an experienced formulator to join their team!  Company is growing and work will be within a close-knit team.

The Research and Development Chemist is responsible for formulating and reformulating products, setting up test methods and laboratory equipment, and approving chemical offsets.  This position interacts with quality, production, supply chain, sales and marketing, and customer service.


  • Conduct research and development of new products
  • Improve existing products to reduce cost, improve performance, or simplify manufacturing
  • Test competitors’ products
  • Analyze and approve chemical offsets
  • Analyze properties of competitor products
  • Develop test methods
  • Prepare samples for customers
  • Maintain formulations and specifications for current products
  • Validate batching of new or reformulated products

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at tmack@cps4jobs.com.

JO:  173.23TM

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in chemistry, biology, or chemical engineering
  • 3-5 years of experience working in a lab formulating and testing cleaning solutions or raw materials designed for Household, Institutional, or Industrial markets
  • Understanding of analytical chemistry
  • Familiarity with laboratory instrumentation
  • Good math skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Good communication skills

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at tmack@cps4jobs.com.

JO:  173.23TM

Meet Your Recruiter

Tory Mack
Technical Recruiter

What I Do:

I am proud to be part of the CPS flagship division, Industrial Laboratory. Our company started in order to serve the industrial chemicals industry, one of the backbones of the U.S. economy, by bringing together talented technical specialists with the companies that need them. I recruit and place people in the following positions:

  • Formulation/Product Development
  • Organic and Polymer Synthesis
  • Application Chemistry
  • Technical Service
  • Process Chemistry
  • Analytical/Method Development
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Group Leader/R&D Manager

My Recruiting Philosophy:

When working with you as a candidate I have 3 goals:

Listen and ask questions to find out what the right opportunities look like for you

Connect you with active openings and interested companies based on your criteria

Educate you throughout the interview process to help you become a standout candidate for each individual opportunity

About Me:

I grew up in Southern Indiana and moved to the greater Chicago area 10 years ago. My education is in opera and music, so I enjoy anything and everything related to the arts! I love helping people through recruiting – I believe the right career move is one of the most important decisions a person can make and it is a privilege to be a part of that process.

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