Principal / Sr. Principal Scientist

Chicago, IL

Posted: 10/10/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 446.18MR Pay Rate: 130,000

Principal / Sr. Principal Scientist

The Sr. Principal Scientist will design and initiate research to improve existing products, enhance scientific processes or discover new products.  The individual will lead problem solving projects which support and investigate prototype development, analytical method validation and ingredient interactions to facilitate product and process development.  Essential functions include:

  • Directs a multi-project development portfolio and makes strong technical and strategic contributions to research and development project teams
  • Serves as the leading specialist in the fundamental sciences pertinent to food technology, product development and application
  • Provides exceptional productivity in assigned business role
  • Locates, interprets and analyzes technical information from multiple sources to relate impact on business performance
  • Plays a major role in transfer of information and technology to manufacturing and quality assurance groups located in the production facilities
  • Oversees staff performance reviews and provides technical guidance in scientific projects
  • Demonstrates a broader scope of technical knowledge and a greater understanding of core expertise than a Principal Scientist
  • Recommends innovative technologies and approaches to support core products, product improvements and/or line extensions

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Mary Rigas at

JO:  446.18MR


  • BS degree with a minimum of 15 years of relevant experience
  • MS degree with a minimum of 13 years of relevant experience
  • D. degree with a minimum of 11 years of relevant experience
  • Strong communication, interpersonal skill and general knowledge in Adobe applications, MS Office, AS400 and Lotus Notes

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Mary Rigas at

JO:  446.18MR

Mary Rigas
Section Manager/ Sr. Technical Recruiter

I specialize in connecting talent within the Food and Beverage Industry and proud to be part of CPS, Inc., which is on Forbes Top 20 Recruiting Firms list for 2017.

Being a manager and senior recruiter in the Food & Beverage group, our specialties include product development, quality, nutrition, regulatory, sensory, flavor development and application from entry level to executive.

I am part of a team of seven which provides more positions for candidates to consider and more candidates for client companies to consider.  We pride ourselves in building long lasting relationships and assisting both candidates and client companies in achieving their goals.

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