Scientist / Research Scientist

Blue Ash, OH

Posted: 10/11/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 448.18CM Pay Rate: 50,000 - 90,000

Scientist / Research Scientist

Under the technical collaboration and/or direction of a Group Leader, they will develop multiple projects for regional and/or global application.  They are responsible for development, technical evaluation, and stability testing on their formulations.

These positions require creative individuals with a passion for technical learning and curiosity.  Successful chemists must be action-oriented and well-organized, with the ability to handle changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.  The position will interact with individuals from a variety of functional and cultural backgrounds.  Responsibilities may include:

  • Design, lead and analyze consumer research in order to actively translate consumer insights into innovative approaches from a formulation and/or communication standpoint
  • Apply technical competence and knowledge base gained from past experiences to generate new ideas that leads to innovative and proprietary products
  • Evaluate and/or develop new materials and technologies which result in the creation of a high quality stream of formula prototypes for consumer/technical testing
  • Represent their project(s) at cross-functional team meetings, providing updates on R&D progress and insights and be involved in project team decisions
  • Create and maintain all of the necessary documentation in order to develop and commercialize the products (i.e. lab notebooks, specifications, technical test methods/data, etc.)
  • Work with the process engineer to help transition the formulations to the pilot plant and full scale manufacturing, including support during plant trials or start of production
  • Partner in the creation of strong, substantiated claims and other consumer and customer communication with the marketing department
  • Support current brand business, including maintaining current products in market. Partnering with Quality in identifying solutions for manufacturing issues, qualifying alternate source raw materials for Purchasing, and identifying ways to reduce product costs with Finance

**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 /

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  • Bachelor of Science degree required (cosmetic chemistry, chemistry, biological sciences or chemical engineering, preferred), Master’s & PhD also desired
  • Downstream formulation experience in consumer goods, preferably with personal care or household products, especially those in liquid form
  • Ability to develop products from inception to market realization, not just modifications to an existing formula. Must be capable of creating a recipe and not just modifying a known recipe
  • Strong knowledge base within chemistry and principles of formulating emulsion and suspension products. Working knowledge in physical testing and analytical methods
  • Independent thinker with the ability to “connect the dots” across previously unconnected ideas to create a new combination of ideas
  • Highly collaborative, driven and self-motivated with a positive attitude
  • High degree of technical curiosity and technical mastery, paired with desire to understand the consumer-need and insight
  • Problem solver with the ability to handle multiple and changing priorities in a fast paced, dynamic organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to clearly articulate transfer of thoughts and data. Should be able to convey a project’s thoughts, goals and objectives through presentation

**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 /

JO:  448.18CM


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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