Senior Chemist

JOB FUNCTION: Scientific
JOB TYPE: Direct Hire
LOCATION: Bridgewater, NJ
POSTED: Jun 9, 2022

Our client is a rapidly growing manufacturer of consumer goods related to the personal care industry that has a strong focus on positive work culture. They are hoping to add an experienced Senior Chemist to their expanding team to help with developing new formulations for their clients.

Salary/Hourly Rate:

$90k Depending on experience

Position Overview:

The Senior Chemist will qualify raw materials and formulate skin care products as well as present details to customers about products and their benefits. The Senior Chemist should have experience formulating new products from scratch, preferably within the personal care industry.

Responsibilities of the Senior Chemist:

  • Consult and communicate with the Director on multiple new product development projects
  • Formulate new products/prototypes
  • Interact with the Director to ensure specifications are met
  • Maintain the lab notebook, specifications, procedure details, GLPs, and GMPs
  • Utilize basic equipment, viscometer, pynchometer, and pH meter
  • Multi-task laboratory projects
  • Conduct stability and troubleshoot if a concern presents itself
  • Perform and monitor calibration and validation of lab instruments
  • Maintain a clean and safe lab area
  • Attend and interact with customers and provide technical support via oral presentation
  • Interface with varying departments as needed

Qualifications of the Senior Chemist:

  • 4+ years of experience in personal care/cosmetics R&D
  • Experience with emulsions or polymers is preferred
  • Strong communication skills
  • Formulation skills specifically personal care, skin and hair care, emulsions, and surfactant systems
  • Basic knowledge of raw materials and categories

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, or a related field


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401k plus match
  • Generous 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, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information 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: 110665