Position Summary

A Research and Development Chemist will have the capability to formulate a variety of cosmetic products to meet regulatory and client requirements. They will be knowledgeable about production scale up and processing requirements. They will have communication and documentation skills to advance projects and meet professional requirements. A Research and Development Chemist has advanced formulation knowledge and technical experience.

Job Type
Full Time
Responsibilities

Formulating a variety of personal care products, cosmetics and OTC (lip balms and sun screens) from concept to finished product based on customers’ requests

Produce formulas to customer, on schedule that fit production requirement

Utilize and follow relevant legal requirements, regulations and product development standards

Determine and perform appropriate cost reductions (raw materials)

Scale-up of approved formulations, to include identification of critical process variables

Begin to understand the parameters of production trouble shooting

Set product specifications and write compounding procedures

Supervise and coordinate pilot batches

Provide paperwork for new formula and new raw materials to operations

Provide specifications and other information to QC to receive and test new ingredients and finished goods

Research product formulations and properties and interactions of raw materials

Vendor research for raw materials

Interpret results of laboratory findings and assess risks involved in new products and communicate findings to sales and upper management

Remain up to date and current on trends in the retail market and trends on formulations materials, ingredients, etc

Training and supervising technicians and temporary employees

Working knowledge of FDA regulations and cGMPs

Notebook documentation

Other duties as assigned

Requirements

BS in chemistry

4 to 6 years of formulating personal care products

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Demonstrates a teamwork ethic

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