Associate Chemist

JOB FUNCTION: Scientific
JOB TYPE: Temp to Hire
COMPENSATION: $17/hr - $25/hr
POSTED: Nov 4, 2022

Our client is an international consumer goods company with a mission to create affordable and sustainable products for the global community. Our client is seeking an Associate Chemist to join the company in its Product Development laboratory in Edison, NJ. This is a unique opportunity for an individual to join a company that prioritizes being environmentally conscious.

Salary/Hourly Rate:

$17/hr – $20/hr For recent graduates
$20/hr – $25/hr Depending on relevant industry experience

Position Overview:

The Associate Chemist will be expected to support the Lab team in the lab by performing experiments but also act as a liaison with other departments to ensure collaboration. Once the Associate Chemist has adequate experience with the products and experiments, they will have the opportunity to gain project management experience and propose improvements to increase efficiency. Students and recent graduates are welcome to apply and will be considered for junior-level positions.

Responsibilities of the Associate Chemist:

  • Working in an independent start-up atmosphere while following cGMP/GLP regulations.
  • Working with products ranging from skincare, makeup, lip, hair care, and eye cosmetics.
  • Performing routine tests on products such as measuring pH, specific gravity, and viscosity, as well as sensory testing of color, odor, appearance, and texture.
  • Keeping track of comprehensive and accurate test results.
  • Working on multiple development topics and projects as required.
  • Using lab experience and scientific literature to develop, justify, and/or investigate formulation, processing techniques, and quality control protocols.
  • Responsible for data collection/organization and processing data for analysis.
  • Developing methodologies and strategies needed to progress products through the pipeline, including method development, qualification, formulation, stability support, and product characterization

Qualifications of the Associate Chemist:

  • Prior relevant industry experience is greatly desired and will be taken into account regarding salary.
  • Significant independent research projects outside of the core curriculum may be considered depending on relevance.
  • Must demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness in proactively identifying and proposing solutions to issues that may arise.
  • Must be comfortable working within an R&D laboratory setting and knowledgeable about the requirements of operating & maintaining an R&D laboratory.
  • Self-starter who can be effective with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with all levels of the company.
  • Writing skills consistent with the ability to prepare concise, timely, and accurate reports.
  • Experience with High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography, Infra-Red (IR), Gas Chromatograph (GC), Ultra Violet/Visible, Particle Size Analysis, KF Titration, and wet chemistry skills are necessary.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the STEM sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Material Science).


  • Medical.
  • Dental.
  • Vision.
  • 401k.
  • Disability.
  • PTO.
As a woman-owned firm, we value diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex (including gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity), age, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability (physical or mental), genetic information, citizenship or any other characteristic protected by law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.
Position ID: 115733