Job Summary

We are looking for a talented Cosmetic Production Chemist to develop new formulae as well as optimize and/or reformulate existing ones. He/She should be comfortable formulating with natural raw materials and working with various natural and organic certification standards depending on the project goals.

  • Minimum Qualification: HND
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Actively develops commercially feasible new skincare products or modifies existing ones.
  • Designs & conducts experiments requiring the selection of equipment & materials for the delivery of the project.
  • Follows projects from prototype development through manufacturing.
  • Contributes to establishing manufacturing procedures.
  • Assures that all testing to guarantee a marketable final product is on schedule.
  • Precisely measure product characteristics and make timely recordings of the results.
  • Identifies technical learning, issues and solutions for all projects, provides suggestions on all experiments and technicalities.
  • Maintain clear and accurate records of formulations, procedures, observations, results
  • Oversee and direct process scale-up, including manufacturing batch adjustments and troubleshooting
  • Conduct stability testing and troubleshoot unstable formulas to ensure commercial feasibility
  • Maintain working knowledge of raw material innovations and emerging research in the cosmetic science field by proactively researching new concepts, materials, processes, and technical opportunities
  • Source and validate new raw materials according to internal standards
  • Maintain a working knowledge of cosmetic regulations for cosmetics/active ingredient regulations
  • Other duties as assigned 


Required Skills & Qualification

 

  • HND, BSc. or MSc. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cosmetics Science or related scientific discipline.
  • The ideal candidate must have 5 years’ experience in Research & Development, marketing and formulating cosmetic/skincare products
  • Working knowledge, and progressive understanding of natural emulsion techniques (o/w, w/o, and micro-emulsions), thickeners, surfactants, actives, preservation systems
  • Creative thinking, technical writing and organizational skills.
  • Must be able to easily adapt to priority changes and able to work on simultaneous projects to meet established deadlines.
  • Hands-on experience in manufacturing packaging of Skincare products, and market strategy formulation.
  • Ability to work independently

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