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Formulation Chemist - Skincare

Location: Shoreham, VT, United States
Date Posted: 10-18-2018
Growing producer of 100% natural and nontoxic luxury skincare, cosmetics, and aromatherapy is seeking an experienced Formulation Chemist.

Job summary: The Cosmetic Formulation Chemist is responsible for independently identifying and developing innovative technology to create novel natural skincare projects for new launches, line extensions, and product technology upgrades.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Work directly with the Co-Founder to develop formulations from concept through commercialization
  • Maintain clear and accurate records of formulations, procedures, observations, results
  • Manage formula qualification with third party testing laboratories
  • Adhere to project timelines & product development schedule
  • Supervise pilot and first production batches
  • Create and maintain formula related documentation, including Formula Manufacturing Instructions
  • Conduct stability and compatibility testing, inclusive of keeping accurate records
  • Maintain working knowledge of raw material innovations and emerging research in the cosmetic science field by proactively researching new concepts, materials, and processes
  • Source and validate new raw materials according to internal and external standards
  • Calibrate equipment as needed
  • Contribute to routine laboratory housekeeping and day-to-day operations of the laboratory
  • Maintain a working knowledge of cosmetic regulations for cosmetics/active ingredient regulations
  • Other duties as assigned
Skills/Experience Needed
  • Skin care formulation/development & testing
  • Ability to create new and innovative formulas from scratch
  • Minimum 3 years Experience
  • cGMP Experience (21 CFR 210/211)
  • Pilot Batch/Process Development & Scale-Up Experience
  • Good communication/Presentation/Interpersonal/Leadership skills
  • Supervisory Experience a plus
  • Ability to work independently on projects - self-starter
  • Ability to work on numerous & varied formula development projects at one time
Education/Licenses/Certifications/Clearances required
  • Minimum Undergraduate degree in one of the major sciences: Chemistry/Biology/Biochemistry
  • Competitive Salary
  • Vacation/PTO
  • Career growth opportunities
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