R&D Chemist

JOB FUNCTION: Administrative Support
JOB TYPE: Direct Hire
LOCATION: East Haven, CT
COMPENSATION: $60k - $75k
POSTED: Jul 29, 2022

Our client is hiring an R&D Chemist for the R&D department. Our client is a successful cosmetic company that has established itself as a family-owned business. The company creates a variety of specialty products with a focus on skincare, sun care, and hair care.  They are a culturally diverse and a very team-oriented group.

Salary/Hourly Rate:

$60k – $75k Annually based on experience

Position Overview:

The R&D Chemist will be extremely independent and be responsible for product development using organic chemistry techniques to create new innovated cosmetic, personal care, and hair products.

Responsibilities of the R&D Chemist:

  • Research and development (R&D) of new and updated specialty organic treatments that are specifically meet the customers’ needs using organic chemistry
  • Raw material evaluation and selection for new skincare, sun care, and hair care formulations and reformulation of existing products
  • Designing and overseeing scale-up in a manufacturing setting when necessary
  • Applying creativity and novel ideas to beat the competitors and develop innovative and cost-effective solutions for customers
  • Working cross-functionally with others in the lab on projects
  • Communicating with suppliers and upper management
  • Maintaining and troubleshooting instrumentation and lab equipment
  • Setting a high standard for lab hygiene and safety

Qualifications of the R&D Chemist:

  • 0 – 1 year of experience desired as for the R&D Chemist in Research and Development(R&D) working on skincare, Sun care, or Haircare
  • Creative with very independent product development in the Skincare, sun care, and hair care
  • Ability to show successful product development in previous employment
  • Professional communication and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of emulsion surfactants is a plus

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Cosmetic Sciences, or Science related degree is required
  • Industry experience is preferred


  • Client-provided benefits available, upon eligibility
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: 112311