Associate Scientist

Yakima, Washington State
Salary dependent on experience.
Feb 19, 2019
Apr 20, 2019
Field of specialization
Job Type
Full time


John I. Haas, Inc., the leading supplier of hops and advanced hop products for the brewing industry, is currently seeking a highly talented Associate Scientist to join our Innovations team.  The successful candidate will serve a critical role to support the research and development of innovative new hop and hop-based products.  Specific job functions will include:

  • Independently performing R&D trials on new hop products and processes under minimal supervision and/or in teams
  • Maintaining thorough, accurate, and orderly records for all relevant activities, including laboratory and pilot plant trials
  • Collaborating cross-functionally for the purpose of commercializing new products and implementing process improvements
  • Work up of experimental/trial data and communication of results to appropriate stakeholders
  • Operation and maintenance of laboratory and pilot plant equipment and instruments in a safe, clean, and orderly fashion, and
  • Support of the overall innovations department by updating, managing, and maintaining electronic project notebooks, servers, and SharePoint portals.

    This is a hands-on position that involves running lab- to pilot-scale experiments/trials, instrumental analysis, and working collaboratively across different functional areas.



  • Strong work ethic, team player, and self-starter
  • B.S. in chemistry, biology, food science, or a related scientific field
  • One to three years of applicable work experience
  • Ability to carry out duties and instructions in a diligent and logical scientific manner with minimal amounts of supervision
  • Familiarity and experience with the operation of standard laboratory instruments including gas chromatography (GC), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), and ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) spectrophotometers
  • Ability to perform the physical tasks necessary for the safe operation of pilot plant laboratory equipment
  • Knowledge and experience with product development processes
  • Detail oriented
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication skills 

John I. Haas is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer