Lab Manager/ Senior Cosmetic chemist


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August 19, 2022
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Henry Lam
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Senior Formulation Chemist - Cosmetics/ Skincare
Type: Permanent
Location: Yorkshire
Salary: Very competitive based on experience

Senior formulation scientist is needed in Yorkshire. This formulation chemist or scientist will be joining an existing formulation team for development and supply of premium beauty and cosmetic products to highly respected brands and retailers. This formulation cosmetic chemist will be on a full-time permanent role based at lab site in Yorkshire.
This senior formulation chemist will join our talented and busy R&D Team as they take on some exciting new skincare, haircare and beauty brands.

The Role
• Design, develop and conduct methods for formulation/packaging testing.
• Shortlist ingredients through conducting thorough research across relevant media such as journals, conferences, meetings.
• Good record keeping skills on formulation development, testing and raw materials - these to be kept updated daily.
• Provide scaleup support to the manufacturing team, write methodologies and conduct pilot batches with our Manufacturing Team.
• Roll out the hair care and skin care products from lab to customers with minimal assistance via various stages of the product development cycle.
• Guide junior formulators, QC Team on product specifications and test wherever required.

• Will hold a relevant degree in Chemistry/Cosmetic Chemistry/ Biochemistry or similar
• Previous experience in hair or skin care formulation
• Knowledge of some cosmetic regulations
• More than 3 years of experience in cosmetic formulation design, development and scale up, other industries (coatings etc may be considered)
• An in-depth knowledge and thorough understanding of active ingredients and formulations
• A thorough understanding of and hands on experience in cosmetic formulation testing, using instruments such as but not limited to Viscometer, Rheometer, Spectrophotometer
• An in-depth knowledge of cosmetic, personal care and cosmeceutical active ingredients, their usage in the formulation/s and regulation
• Excellent knowledge of raw material
• A significant understanding of GLP and GMP working environments

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