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R&D Chemist (Personal Care)

Added on:
28 Jun 2019
Contract type:
Melbourne, Australia
Base Salary:


Career and Life-Changing Opportunity for a Degree Qualified, Lateral and Innovative Thinking R&D Chemist, with Experience of Working in the Personal Care Sector

The Successful Candidate will Join a Team of Like-Minded, Innovative Scientists who are Advancing the Product Range of an Established, Successful and Highly Respected Manufacturer, with Well Equipped, Modern Facilities, Located in the Melbourne Area of Australia


  • Development of Innovative and Technically Advanced New Products and Reformulation of Existing Products
  • Development of Formulae to Brief and On-Time, whilst Reducing Complexity and Costs of Products
  • Researching and Developing Innovative Concepts
  • Researching New Technologies and Opportunities for New Product Development
  • Participating in Process and Cost Improvement Measures
  • Establishing and Maintaining Relationships with Existing and New Suppliers
  • Facilitating Scale Up from Laboratory to Trial/Pilot and Full-Scale Batches and Undertaking Manufacturing Validations
  • Modifying and Approving Formulations, Product Specifications and Manufacturing Procedures


  • Science Degree, Preferably Formulation Chemistry, Materials Science, Organic Chemistry or Similar
  • Cosmetics Specialisation, Including Sun Care and Hair Care Products
  • Extensive Hands-On Experience in the Development and Formulation of Personal Care, Cosmetics and Therapeutic Products.
  • Proven Experience with Formulation of Emulsions
  • Experience with Surfactants, Additives and Formulation Preservatives
  • Adept at Performing and Interpreting Literature Searches
  • Strong Written and Verbal Communication Skills, Including Report Writing and Presentation
  • Providing Leadership Focus to the R&D Laboratory Technicians
  • Ability to Work Autonomously or as Part of a Team


  • Basic Salary of £50K Per Annum with Appropriate Benefits and Relocation Package