Cosmetics Chemist - Ashley Medical Services
Ashley Medical Services Limited
Abuja
3d ago
source : BetaJob

Position Overview

  • We are looking for a talented Cosmetic Chemist to develop new formulae as well as optimize and / or reformulate existing ones.
  • They should be comfortable formulating with natural raw materials and working with various natural and organic certification standards depending on the project goals.
  • The person would be responsible for the development of new cosmetics / skin care products or modifications of existing ones with minimal supervision.
  • Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Actively develops commercially feasible new skincare products or modifies existing ones.
  • Designs & conducts experiments requiring the selection of equipment & materials for the delivery of the project.
  • Follows projects from prototype development through manufacturing. Contributes to establishing manufacturing procedures.
  • Assures that all testing to guarantee a marketable final product is on schedule. Precisely measure product characteristics and make timely recordings of the results.
  • Identifies technical learnings, issues and solutions for all projects, provides suggestions on all experiments and technicalities.
  • Maintain clear and accurate records of formulations, procedures, observations, results
  • Oversee and direct process scale-up, including manufacturing batch adjustments and troubleshooting
  • Conduct stability testing and troubleshoot unstable formulas to ensure commercial feasibility
  • Maintain working knowledge of raw material innovations and emerging research in the cosmetic science field by proactively researching new concepts, materials, processes, and technical opportunities
  • Source and validate new raw materials according to internal standards
  • Maintain a working knowledge of cosmetic regulations for cosmetics / active ingredient regulations
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Required Skills & Qualifications

  • HND, B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology or related scientific discipline.
  • 5+ years’ experience in Research & Development, marketing and formulating cosmetic / skincare products.
  • Working knowledge, and progressive understanding of natural emulsion techniques (o / w, w / o, and micro-emulsions), thickeners, surfactants, actives, preservation systems.
  • Creative thinking, technical writing and organizational skills.
  • Must be able to easily adapt to priority changes and able to work on simultaneous projects to meet established deadlines.
  • Hands-on experience in packaging and market strategy formulation.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Attractive.

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