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Development Chemist - Cosmetic / Personal care Products

Development Chemist - Cosmetic / Personal care Products

Posted 4 June by Science Solutions Recruitment Ltd
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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.

Key responsibilities:

  • 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.

Required skills

  • laboratory
  • personal care
  • development
  • cosmetics
  • household
  • regulatory
  • formulation

Reference: 38126575

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