Research Technician I

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Website Softpath System LLC

Softpath System LLC

Company : Softpath System LLC

Country: United States

Location : Glenview, Illinois

Post: Sat, 28 Jan 2023 03:22:29 GMT

Expires: Sat, 25 Feb 2023 23:59:59 GMT

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Research Technician – Glenview (onsite)

Job Title: Research Technician

Job Type: Scientific

Title Type: Non-Plant

Work Location: Glenview

Requisition Owner Name: Jon Wiese

Scheduled Days of the Week & Hours: 32 hours / 8 hrs per day, M-TH (days may rotate at times): 8:00am or 9:00am Start time (CST)

Start Date: 2/20/2023

End Date: 12/31/2023

Looking to Convert to FTE: (yes or no) Yes

Independent Contractor or W2 Worker: W2

Interview Process: (individual or panel, one or multiple)? One Phone Screen / 1-2 Interviewers (or potential panel)

Interview Type: (video, call, in-person) Video Conference

Pre-identified Candidate: (yes or no) No

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Job Description: Contractor – Technician – R&D – Bioconversions and Fermentation

The individual will support the Bioconversions Team working from the Glenview R&D facility, 20 – 40 hours per week. This position offers the candidate an excellent opportunity to learn alongside the innovative and disruptive Bioconversions and Preservation team and will be instrumental in delivering new product platform development initiatives across Food and Beverage Heinz’ product categories. The candidate will support technical platforms and assist with different ingredient technology development work stream initiatives.

This individual must have a proven strong technical background, intellectual curiosity, problem solving and project management skills. He or she will progress internal research initiatives, while supporting external research collaboration programs.

Hiring Manager’s “Must Haves”:

1) Microbiology experience/background (Microbiology lab techniques knowledge)

2) Great work ethic and enthusiasm

3) Local worker (not offering relocation)


• The individual will manage the media lab, ensuring microbiological media components are well stocked and that the lab is clean and organized

• Work with scientists to understand needs of upcoming experiments, prepare microbiological media and other items necessary to complete experiments

• Assist with experiment planning, setup, and teardown of bioreactors

• Run and maintain analytical equipment to analyze experimental outputs

• Record and report data generated through bench and pilot experiments

• Conduct bench top and pilot plant trials to explore and optimize formulations and processes.

• Assist scientists in keeping the lab clean and organized


• High school diploma required, A.S. or B.S. in Microbiology, Food Science, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related fields preferred

• Strong organization, verbal and written communication, and data recording skills

• Ability to learn quickly and work independently

• Ability to prioritize, multitask, and manage complexity in a fast-paced environment

• Strong out of the box thinker on solving technical problems

• Demonstrated record of conducting research projects either individually and or in collaboration with other teams

• Demonstrate ability to deal with ambiguity

• Possess technical /intellectual curiosity

“Softpath System, LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to diversity in our workforce. We are dedicated to attracting and retaining the best-qualified people available, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or status as a veteran of the Armed Force.”

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