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Personal Care Chemist

April 17, 2017

Radical Cosmetics

 
Company Name:
Radical Cosmetics
 
Company Description:
Since 2003, Radical Cosmetics has been a leading provider of color cosmetics and skin care contract manufacturing, development and packaging solutions. A family owned and operated company we take the time to get to know our customers and their specific needs. Radical Cosmetics is located in Lake Worth, FL.
 
Business Industry:
Cosmetics/Toiletries/Fragrances
 
Job Title:
Personal Care Chemist
 
Experience:
Mid-Senior Level
 
Job Function:
Research
 
Employment Type:
Full-time

Job Description:
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsibilities may include:
  • Formulate and facilitate development of innovative cosmetics products, product
  • Provide updates on R&D progress and insights. Be involved in project team decisions.
  • Create and maintain all of the necessary documentation in order to develop and commercialize the products (i.e. lab notebooks, specifications, technical test methods/data, etc.).
  • Conduct testing for all products developed (efficacy, stability, etc.)
  • Must be able to follow Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)
  • Must be hands-on in the laboratory and have experience with the operation of basic lab equipment
  • Develop and maintain SOPs
  • Work with production to help transition the formulations to full scale manufacturing, including support during plant trials or start of production.
  • Support current brand business, including maintaining current products in market.
  • Identify solutions for manufacturing issues, qualify alternate source raw materials for purchasing, and identify ways to reduce product costs
  • Proactively research new concepts, materials and technical opportunities
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Ability to develop products from inception to market realization, not just modifications to an existing formula.
  • Strong knowledge base within chemistry and principles of formulating emulsion and suspension products.
  • Working knowledge in physical testing and analytical methods
  • Highly collaborative, driven and self-motivated with a positive attitude
  • Problem solver with the ability to handle multiple and changing priorities in a fast paced, dynamic organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Should be able to convey a project’s thoughts, goals and objectives through presentation.
  • Must be a self-starter with a high level of initiative. Must be flexible, able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and work well under pressure
  • Requires a detail oriented individual who can manage and organize data on numerous projects. Able to multi-task and problem solve.
  • Requires computer proficiency (Word and Excel) and working knowledge of FDA regulations and cGMPs
Desired Skills and Experience:
REQUIRED EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline (cosmetic chemistry, chemistry, biological sciences or chemical engineering preferred), Masters also desired
 
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
Chemist: 5 years
Cosmetic formulation: 3+ years

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