R&D Testing Assistant

JOB FUNCTION: Scientific
LOCATION: Fairfield, NJ
COMPENSATION: $18/hr - $20/hr
POSTED: Jun 23, 2022

Our client is an established brand name consumer goods company that serves consumers through a variety of product lines. They are currently seeking an R&D Testing Assistant to join their team. The company prides itself on being successful but and a leader in market innovation and forward movement. The R&D site has a positive and professional atmosphere. 

Salary/ Hourly Rate:

$18/hr – $20/hr

Position Overview:

The lab is hiring a R&D Testing Assistant to support senior scientists in developing new and adjusting existing products. The R&D Testing Assistant will be trained but will need to be a quick learner to pick up on the wide variety of testing that is done on highly regulated products. This is a very team-oriented role that would require strong communication and people skills. The contract is 6 months with the opportunity for extension.

Responsibilities of the R&D Testing Assistant:

  • Setting up and running experiments in the lab with wet chemicals and using specific instrumentation to analyze samples
  • Managing and conducting stability testing
  • Calibrating lab instrumentation, cleaning instrumentation, and troubleshooting minor issues that arise
  • Creating batches of product for various types of tests based on the current project need
  • Clearly communicating results and updates to senior staff
  • Color matching and adjustments
  • Maintaining very organized and neat records
  • Supporting the Development team with a positive, friendly attitude

Qualifications of the R&D Testing Assistant:

  • Lab-based academic research, internships or co-ops are preferred but not required
  • A positive energy and enthusiasm for lab work, strong communication skills
  • A passion for working hard and being an active team member
  • Microsoft Office experience including basic Excel and Word

Education Requirements:

  • Education not needed if one has work experience in a lab setting or in quality inspection
  • Lab Tech Certification also accepted
  • Without experience, Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Environmental Science, Chemical Engineering/etc. is needed


  • Atrium Care Package available, upon eligibility
As a woman-owned firm, we value diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.
Position ID: 111137