Senior Formulation Chemist

Job Title: Senior Formulation Chemist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South London, London
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: J907170_1608283331
Contact Name: Tom Hammond
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Job Published: December 18, 2020 09:22

Job Description

Senior Formulation Chemist - Cosmetics/ Skincare

Type: Permanent

Location: South London

Salary: Very competitive DOE, plus additional benefits package

Our Client, an award-winning cosmetic/skincare company with an element of fame attached to it… are growing and looking to recruit for a Senior Formulation Chemist that will work at their modern - state of the art facility in South London.

This company has a fantastic reputation in the industry, with their brand recognisable across the UK; and with a focus on sustainability and creating a 'greener' culture within their industry- they are industry leaders at the forefront of innovation.

They have recorded record sales this year despite the pandemic; and they continue to grow at a rapid pace.

The Role

  • Designing and developing a wide range of skincare & body care formulations
  • Designing and developing a wide range of sun care and hair care formulations
  • Conducting, designing, and developing methods for formulation/packaging testing
  • Conducting in-house testing for products/product collections
  • Shortlisting ingredients through conducting thorough research across relevant media such as journals, conferences, meetings etc.
  • Writing methodologies and conducting pilot batches with the Manufacturing Team
  • Providing scaleup support to manufacturing team
  • Liaising with suppliers across the globe and internal supply chain for shortlisting and selecting ingredients and alternate ingredients
  • Liaising with the Customer Support Team for post launch surveillances
  • Guiding Junior Formulators when required alongside the Technical Manager and CEO for formulation development
  • Preparing, rolling out and filing COSHH sheets

The Person

  • Will hold a relevant degree in Chemistry/Cosmetic Chemistry/ Biochemistry
  • More than 7 years of experience in cosmetic formulation design, development and scale up
  • An in-depth knowledge and thorough understanding of skin and hair active ingredients and formulations
  • An in-depth knowledge and thorough understanding of skin and hair measurement protocols and equipment (Cutometer, Corneometer, Mexameter, Sebometer, Visioscan, etc)
  • 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 suppliers across the globe
  • A significant understanding of GLP and GMP working environments

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