Staffing for the Life Sciences Industry

Proven Success in Sourcing Premier Talent

Messina Group’s Lab Temps Staffing Divison has been placing candidate after candidate since 1985. Our speciality is providing direct hire, contract-to-hire and contract (temporary) Scientific and Laboratory professionals to companies in Chicago. Lab Temps specializes in recruiting for the Pharmaceutical, Consumer Care Products, Food & Beverage, Environmental, Chemicals and Biotechnology industries.

Chicago is ranked second in the nation for food manufacturing and remains a leader in the Biotechnology sector—with many companies choosing to locate their headquarters and research centers in the area. Advanced Biotechnology research and Advanced Medical Manufacturing are thriving in Chicago.

Over the years, our dedicated team of scientific recruiters has developed a large portfolio of lab and scientific professionals from Chicago, allowing us to quickly tap this vetted network. We will collaborate with you and locate the ideal candidate for your talent acquisition initiatives. 

We boast placements in as little as 24-48 hours. These skilled professionals have gone on to contribute to a wide variety of projects ranging from drug development and the formulation of personal care products to new dental technology and food product sensory testing.

If you are looking to hire in the Chicagoland area, or are a professional considering a career in a Scientific field, Lab Temps has you covered. We bring a high-touch, quality recruiting service that has earned us a well-known reputation.

Scientific & Lab Specialties


Biotech recruiting requires a nuanced approach -- each search based on its unique requirements.


We find the passive, skilled candidates spanning environmental engineers, health and safety professionals and more.

Personal Care

When our clients need professionals to design and manufacture new ingredients, we can have results in hours.


We source passive candidates in key disciplines within the energy and chemicals sector.

Food & Beverage

Specializing in a
broad spectrum
of technical, management and executive level scientific positions, we deliver fast results.


We have extensive contacts within the pharma space to identify passive candidates who may be looking.

Success Story

Our Chicago Client was a fast-growing Ingredient Company. When relocating to a new headquarters, they needed a Talent Acquisition Partner to help fill numerous contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire roles.

Using our deep pool of passive candidates, our specialized recruiters worked quickly and efficiently. We focused our attention and resources to land ideal matches — highly qualified Lab Technicians, Sensory Technicians, Chemists and Research and Development Scientists. It was a major success — and for our team, it’s all in a day’s work. 

Talent We Source

Project Manager
Analytical Chemist
Formulation Chemist
Scientific Technical Writer
Quality Engineer

Biopharmaceutical Consultant
Microbiologist Consultant Microbiologist
Regulatory Specialist
LIMS Admin/Manager

Regulatory Affairs Consultant
QC Chemist
QA/QC Manager
QA Lab Technician
QC Lab Technician

Food Technician
Food Labeling Specialist
Research Assistant
Lab Assistant
R&D Lab Technician


Looking for Life Science opportunities in Chicago?

Our Scientific recruiters come with over 20 years of experience and they can find you the perfect fit in the Chicagoland area. At Messina Group Staffing, we consistently add to our database of exceptional candidates, all looking for their next opportunity. We maintain strong relationships with our people, and stay in tune with their careers so we know exactly who is in the market, and when.

Let Messina Group match you with your dream job and join the thousands of success stories we represent through decades of job placement services.