CHEMIST, FORMULATIONS

JOB FUNCTION: Scientific
JOB TYPE: Temp
LOCATION: Linden, NJ

COMPENSATION: $18/hr - $28/hr
MINIMUM EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree
POSTED: Dec 5, 2018

The employer is a very well established, public company in the personal care industry that is an industry leader. They have a friendly but fast paced environment that will challenge scientists to perform at their highest level of success. The company produces brand name products for a variety of sectors in the personal care and consumer goods industries. 

Salary/Rate:
$18 – $28/hr

Position Overview: 
A Chemist, Formulations position is currently available for a contract opportunity from 6 months- 1 year depending on performance. The Chemist, Formulations position is ideal for an experienced lab technician who has created hair care products (shampoo, conditioners, gels), foundations, lotions, sunscreens or other related personal care or consumer goods products. The Chemist, Formulations will have the opportunity to contribute their skills and collaborate with many team members in a highly professional environment.

Responsibilities of the
 Chemist, Formulations:

  • Formulating, research, testing, stability, troubleshooting in regards to the development of new personal care products
  • Developing batches from scratch, improving on existing batches of hair care products
  • Creative problem solving and collaborations, in particular with the Raw Materials team, to identify and utilize unique raw materials in new products and when updating existing products
  • Juggling multiple projects with ease
  • Easily interacting and collaborating with team members as well as the pilot plant to ensure easy scale up of products
  • Strictly adhering to a cGMP environment and following necessary safety protocols
  • Communicating and acting in a highly professional manner at all times
  • Following correct channels to address technical, or other, issues in or supporting the lab work
  • Maintain a highly organized and accurate lab notebook of all work completed

Qualifications for the Chemist, Formulations:

  • Industry or academic experience working with personal care or cosmetics products- developing or adjusting formulations or doing batch work offering an understanding of formulation of surfactant and polymer systems
  • The ability to consistently communicate and act professionally 
  • The ability to work with a fast paced and diverse team of professionals
  • Expertise in chemistry, understanding surface-interface properties and surface characterization is a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to share and teach in the area of expertise
  • Creativity and self-motivated that will prove successful in an environment where one needs to be able to think out of the box 

Education Requirements:

  • A BS or MS in Chemistry, Biology or Cosmetic Science or related, an AS degree with related experience can be considered

Benefits: Benefits available through Atrium Staffing include: Medical/Vision/Dental options, 401K, Life Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, PTO Reimbursement and more

POSITION ID: 67745

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