Development Chemist - Cosmetic / Personal care Products
Science Solutions are currently recruiting for a Development Chemist or a Senior Development Chemist for a manufacturer of Personal care and cosmetic products based in Peterborough.
The Development Chemist will be joining a very well established and experienced team, well known within the industry.
- Formulation of new products
- Investigation of new raw materials & formulae on market
- Developing products to meet performance required by brief
- Documenting development work
- Structured approach to development process
- Control of investigative / practical schedule
- Maintain awareness of materials under development / market trends
- Build relationships with key suppliers
- Sample requests and backup information discussions
- Update customers with progress reports
- Prepare customer documentation / answer or pass on enquiries
- Work in accordance to good laboratory practice guidelines
- Co-ordinate production of samples to meet deadlines
- Ensure samples are accurately made & appropriately presented
- Record all observations during sample preparation.
- Use of laboratory equipment
- Update supervisor on progress / problems
- Co-ordinate with other departments - product co-ordinator / manufacturing / stores etc.
- Contact suppliers for materials and data
Knowledge and experience:
- 1+ years experience in development environment within personal care or cosmetics
- Educated to at least A level or equivalent in Chemistry and ideally relevant industry related certification (SCS diploma)
- Good laboratory skills / manner - safe, structured, logical approach
- Innovative and flexible, able to link different concepts across product types
- Interest in new products and exploring limits of technology
- Independent, capable of working alone or contribute to small team.
- personal care
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