Synthesis Chemist of Starch Based Products

Lombard, IL

Posted: 03/27/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 132.19CM Pay Rate: 70,000 - 130,000

Job Description

Synthesis Chemist of Starch Based Products

The Water Treatment Division is an industry leader in natural water treatment solutions for the industrial waste water industries.  Looking for an experienced starch chemist who has the ability to design and synthesize starch-based products.

The right candidate will work with their experienced chemists and laboratory personnel to research, develop, test and perform quality control for all products.  The right individual will work with chemicals, chemical compounds and chemical processes to create new products and technologies.

The main responsibilities will include:

  • Conduct Research and Development of new products
  • Design, react and synthesize starch-based products
  • Develop and adjust product formulations to improve existing products, reduce cost, improve performance, or simplify manufacturing
  • Work with and assist full scale manufacturing processes as required
  • Test competitive products
  • Develop and validate test methods
  • Conduct research to develop new and improved manufacturing processes
  • Prepare samples for customers
  • Organize and maintain electronic and paper copies of information pertaining to the performed experiments including laboratory notebooks, research reports, and other documents
  • Develop and review reports, documents and presentations showing project processes
  • Operating, cleaning and calibrating all forms of laboratory and application equipment

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Crystal Meeks at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  132.19CM

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Bio-Chemistry
  • Synthesis of starch-based products is a requirement
  • 3-5 years’ experience in R&D work involving starch
  • Work effectively with MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook
  • Handle chemicals safely
  • Perform laboratory testing following prescribed procedures
  • Perform light duty work
  • Some travel may be required for R&D purposes <20%

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Crystal Meeks at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  132.19CM

Meet Your Recruiter

Crystal Meeks
Sr. Technical Recruiter

Our Industrial Laboratory Recruitment Team specializes in placing candidates at all levels of the chemical development cycle from Laboratory Technicians to Executive Leadership in Research.  I joined CPS in 2011 as a full cycle recruiter and have expertise in the following areas:


Technical Leadership ~ Product Development ~ Organic and Polymer Synthesis 
Formulation ~ Research & Development 
Application Chemistry ~ Technical Service
Process Chemistry ~ Analytical Chemistry ~ Method Development
Regulatory Compliance ~ EH&S ~ Quality Assurance ~ Quality Control 


My recruitment philosophy encompasses the belief that people are the greatest asset in an organization.  Finding the right fit is not only about the technology.  It is about how an employee fits within an organization's culture and ensuring that both parties can add value to each other immediately and in the future.   


If you have interest in finding an opportunity that aligns with your career goals, or if you are a hiring manager looking for talent that can add value to your organization, I would love to hear from you!

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