Senior Formulation Scientist

Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

Post Date: 04/02/2018 Job ID: 466.17CM Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Pay Rate: Base - 90,000

Senior Formulation Scientist

In this fast-paced R&D role, you will maintain and enhance the base business product portfolio through projects using a combination of cost optimization, new approaches, new materials and new technologies.  You will also provide technical support to manufacturing operations to improve product quality and operating effectiveness.

*Develops, identifies, and modifies existing formulations, technologies and platforms for improved performance and/or cost reduction

*Recommends product modifications and process improvements

*Prepares samples for testing, such as stability, efficacy, or safety

*Manages technical aspects of projects and influences others

*Effectively uses project management techniques to drive projects to completion

*Collaborates throughout the enterprise and outside of company, interacting with various groups such as Supply Chain, Product Management and Marketing, external suppliers and consultants

*Participates or represents R&D on project teams by appropriately providing, interpreting and communicating practical technical information and project status

*Prepares specifications for raw materials, non-wovens and formulations

*Supports scale-up and pilot plant processing

*Documents projects through technology transfer documentation and project reports

*Establishes new methods for evaluating products

*Identifies process improvements regarding routine lab testing

*Identifies and/or evaluates materials or technologies to assess technical performance

*Uses experimental designs, researches, analyzes and interprets data to determine feasibility, efficacy of proposed solutions

*Leads and coordinates project activities of internal and external resources

*Leads technician's activities on a project-by-project basis, as needed

*Proactively scans and researches new concepts, materials, technical opportunities and partnerships

*Mentors Scientists and Technicians

*Is a technical and problem solving resource

*Supports other R&D functions, Product Management, Regulatory, Supply Chain and Customer Service

*Follows and supports current Good Manufacturing Practices and current Good Laboratory Practices

*Follows appropriate lab safety practices

*Confers and collaborates with company scientists and engineers to design high value studies, conduct analyses of research, interpret test results, or develop nonstandard tests

*Participates in professional and technical organizations

*Performs other tasks as necessary for the safe, efficient and effective operation of the lab space

**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].
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*BS in Science / Advanced degree a plus in Life Science.  Chemistry or Biochemistry

*7+ years of experience in cosmetic formulation of skin care, skin conditioning, surfactants.  Less emphasis on antibacterial as the regulations are changing

*Documented success in cost optimization

*Novel use of new ingredients

*Manufacturing interaction / support

*Experience taking products through Stage Gate or similar process

*Development of long term strategies that will feed optimization 3-5 years down the road

*Ability to communicate succinctly in front of both technical and non-technical audiences

*Willingness to travel 10-15% (mostly local) to support manufacturing

**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].

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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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