Applied Research Chemist

Position Purpose/Responsibility:  Responsible for all technical activities related to new/existing formulation, innovation and 1st production scale-up of new formulations.

Essential Functions and Basic Duties: 

  • Formulate and facilitate development of innovative colored cosmetic products, line extensions, and product improvements (i.e. Emulsion, Anhydrous, and Powder formulations).
  • Identify new/ improved formulation technologies and implement them to meet project needs, following different constraints (costs, regulatory, black lists, etc.) in collaboration with strategic marketing department.
  • Interact with customers and provide technical support via oral, presentation and written venues.
  • Work directly with clients in order to achieve the desired formulation when necessary.
  • Proactively scan and research new concepts, materials, technical opportunities and partnerships.
  • Interface with all departments throughout the company and interact with material suppliers.
  • Monitor preliminary product stability for new/ existing formulations.
  • Effectively manage projects and provide status reports to group leader/ manager.
  • Execute all formula customization work in DEVEX and follow all SOP’s with regards to development and formula creation.
  • Ensure that all projects are done through the use of the BPM when communicating about projects and/or reporting results.
  • To work with the Corporate Applied Research in order to standardize technical information and processes on a global basis for all new formulas.
  • Work with Corporate Applied Research in the technical transfer arena of commercialized and non-commercialized formulations.
  • Record and review all activity with the direct supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Department/Reporting Relationships: 

  • R&D/Applied Research Manager
  • R&D/Applied Research Supervisor


Bachelor’s Degree in Scientific Discipline, such as Chemistry, Biology, Physics, etc.

Required Knowledge: 

Cosmetic Formulation, color perception, raw material knowledge, regulatory knowledge, GLPs, GMPs, FDA guidelines

Experience Required: 

  • 1-3 years in Cosmetic Formulation


Computer Skill (Word, Excel, SAP, Devex), Good Communication Skills, Math Skills, Professional, Courteous, Able to travel if needed


10% of the time