R&D Chemist

Saint Paul, MN 55188

Post Date: 04/02/2018 Job ID: 73.17CM Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals

R&D Chemist

The R&D Chemist will have the following responsibilities:

*Formulating a variety of personal care products, cosmetics and OTC (lip balms and sun screens) from concept to finished product based on customer requests

*Produce formulas to customer, on schedule that fit production requirements

*Utilize and follow relevant legal requirements, regulations and product development standards

*Determine and perform appropriate cost reductions (raw materials)

*Scale-up of approved formulations, to include identification of critical process variables

*Set product specifications and write compounding procedures

*Supervise and coordinate pilot batches

*Provide paperwork for new formula and new raw materials to operations

*Provide specifications and other information to QC to receive and test new ingredients and finished goods

*Research product formulations and properties and interactions of raw materials

*Vendor research for raw materials.  Interpret results of laboratory findings and assess risks involved in new products, and communicate findings to sales and upper management

*Remain up to date and current on trends in the retail market and trends on formulations materials, ingredients, etc.

*Training and supervising technicians and temporary employees

*Working knowledge of FDA regulations, and cGMP's

*Notebook documentation

**If you'd like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Crystal Meeks at 815.756.1221 / [Click Here To Join].

JO:  73.17CM



*Technical Degree with 3+ years of experience (ideally 5-10 years)

*Experience formulating personal care products skin care / sun care

*Experience with contract manufacturing a plus

*Ability to formulate multiple product lines

*Must have good written and verbal communication skills

*Ability to work within a team environment

*Sense of urgency and takes imitative with creativity and flexibility

*Good problem solving and decision making skills

**If you'd like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Crystal Meeks at 815.756.1221 / [Click Here To Join].

JO:  73.17CM


Crystal Meeks
Sr. Technical Recruiter

Our Industrial Laboratory Recruitment Team specializes in placing candidates at all levels of the chemical development cycle from Laboratory Technicians to Executive Leadership in Research.  I joined CPS in 2011 as a full cycle recruiter and have expertise in the following areas:


Technical Leadership ~ Product Development ~ Organic and Polymer Synthesis 
Formulation ~ Research & Development 
Application Chemistry ~ Technical Service
Process Chemistry ~ Analytical Chemistry ~ Method Development
Regulatory Compliance ~ EH&S ~ Quality Assurance ~ Quality Control 


My recruitment philosophy encompasses the belief that people are the greatest asset in an organization.  Finding the right fit is not only about the technology.  It is about how an employee fits within an organization's culture and ensuring that both parties can add value to each other immediately and in the future.   


If you have interest in finding an opportunity that aligns with your career goals, or if you are a hiring manager looking for talent that can add value to your organization, I would love to hear from you!

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