Senior Chemist

Boston, MA

Posted: 06/04/2024 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 159.24TM Remote: Experience:

Job Description

Senior Chemist

Globally successful personal care brand is seeking a collaborative Senior Chemist who is enthusiastic about developing product in the beauty care space!


  • Independently formulate new hair products with strong performance benefits and innovative technology stories
  • Lead and manage all technical aspects of new formulation programs while ensuring that formulas align to project briefs, adhere to prescribed timetables, and fall within required cost targets
  • Identify technical insights on new formulas to establish a clear scientific mode=of-action that builds into strong product concepts and claims
  • Actively formulate to anticipate and avoid potential scale-up and manufacturing challenges
  • Interpret product stability and preservative efficacy test findings and recommend action steps
  • Work directly with stylists to qualify prototype performance, utilizing internal test salon as well as internal and external consumer use testing
  • Evaluate formula design and performance of competitive products
  • Support tech transfer to third party manufacturing facilities for scale-up and production, including identifying and generating appropriate product specifications. Must be willing to travel to third party manufacturing sites
  • Communicate and present program updates and technical data within cross-functional internal and external project team environment
  • Identify potential technical and regulatory issues, proactively establish, and implement an action plan to ensure issues are not realized in market
  • Build and manage relationships with raw material vendors, contract manufacturers and external technical consultants
  • Maintain strong working relationships within the company. Use these relationships to assess / identify project opportunities and issues
  • Continuously enhance formulation knowledge and skills by attending industry trade shows, seminars, and mentoring junior chemists and technicians
  • Research and maintain understand of hair and scalp science

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at

JO:  159.24TM

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • BS/MS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Pharmacy, or related science
  • Minimum of eight years of personal care formulating experience required. Hair care development highly preferred
  • High level of downstream experience formulating a wide range of products such as creams, lotions, solutions, serums, mousses, surfactant systems, and aerosols
  • A passion for formulating new and innovative products, working with novel raw materials, and approaching formula design with a creative, non-conventional approach
  • Thorough knowledge of cosmetic raw materials and understanding of latest technologies
  • Self-starter with proven ability to effectively lead all technical aspects of projects from concept to launch, execute tasks within defined program timelines, and work independently with limited oversight
  • Familiar with function and technical challenges of various packaging delivery systems; pump sprays, tubes, squeeze bottles, BOV, aerosols, air-less packs, and lotion pumps
  • Experience in leading or assisting in tech transfer, scale-up, and full-scale production batches
  • Familiar with GLP, cGMP, and QA/QC personal care industry best practices
  • Experience with leading multiple projects in parallel and problem solving through challenges
  • Must possess an entrepreneurial spirit and be willing to pivot as needed when priorities change
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively on cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrated exceptional aptitude towards understand consumer insights and applying them towards the development of superior product designs
  • Formulation and raw material regulatory guidelines and restrictions knowledge required, specifically for NA and EU
  • Exhibit excellent organization, planning, and multi-tasking skills
  • Must have strong interpersonal, written/verbal, and presentation skills
  • Experience with mentoring junior chemists, interns, co-ops, and temps a plus

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at

JO:  159.24TM

Meet Your Recruiter

Tory Mack
Technical Recruiter

What I Do:

I am proud to be part of the CPS flagship division, Industrial Laboratory. Our company started in order to serve the industrial chemicals industry, one of the backbones of the U.S. economy, by bringing together talented technical specialists with the companies that need them. I recruit and place people in the following positions:

  • Formulation/Product Development
  • Organic and Polymer Synthesis
  • Application Chemistry
  • Technical Service
  • Process Chemistry
  • Analytical/Method Development
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Group Leader/R&D Manager

My Recruiting Philosophy:

When working with you as a candidate I have 3 goals:

Listen and ask questions to find out what the right opportunities look like for you

Connect you with active openings and interested companies based on your criteria

Educate you throughout the interview process to help you become a standout candidate for each individual opportunity

About Me:

I grew up in Southern Indiana and moved to the greater Chicago area 10 years ago. My education is in opera and music, so I enjoy anything and everything related to the arts! I love helping people through recruiting – I believe the right career move is one of the most important decisions a person can make and it is a privilege to be a part of that process.

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