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R&D Chemist

JOB FUNCTION: Scientific
JOB TYPE: Temp to Hire
LOCATION: Hollywood, FL
COMPENSATION: $70k - $85k
POSTED: Jul 9, 2024

About Atrium:

What you do matters. As a people-centric organization, we foster an environment of collaboration, high-performance and innovation where your talents are valued, and your achievements are celebrated. Join us and become part of an inclusive team.

Client Overview:

Our client, 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. They are a culturally diverse and very team-oriented group. They are seeking a R&D Chemist to join their team!

Salary/Hourly Rate:

$70,000 – $85,000 based on experience

Position Overview:

An R&D Chemist position is currently open. The professional in this R&D Chemist position will be extremely independent and be responsible for product development using organic chemistry techniques to create new innovative Cosmetic, personal care, OTC, and skincare (primarily Skincare).

Responsibilities of the R&D Chemist:

  • Research and development (R&D) of new and updated specialty organic treatments that 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
  • The application of creativity and novel ideas to beat the competitors and develop innovative and cost-effective solutions for customers
  • Work cross-functionally with others in the lab on projects
  • Communicate with suppliers and upper management
  • Maintain and troubleshoot instrumentation and lab equipment
  • Set a high standard for lab hygiene and safety

Qualifications for the R&D Chemist:

  • 3 to 5 years desired as R&D Chemist in Research and Development(R&D) working on skincare, Sun care, or OTC products
  • Looking for a creative R&D Chemist who is very independent in product development in Skincare, OTC, or sun 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 is preferred


  • Atrium Care Package available, upon eligibility. (Including healthcare plans, discount programs and paid time off)
As a woman-owned firm, we value diversity. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action 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. Candidates who apply for roles through the Atrium website will be added to our candidate pool and may be considered for additional roles of a similar title. Please contact us to request an accommodation.
Position ID: 145578