Cosmetic Formulation Chemist

Enviromedica Austin , TX 78728

Posted 1 week ago

Enviromedica is a fast-growing natural products innovator, manufacturer and distributor located in North Austin, Texas. This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated team player to help drive the development of our natural and organic consumer products. Be a part of a growing company that is well-targeted to a values-driven community and based on integrity and product quality.

Our beautiful facility includes plenty of natural light, contemporary design, and a new R&D lab with modern process equipment and instrumentation.

Position Overview

We are looking for a talented chemist to develop new formulas as well as optimize and/or reformulate existing ones. They should be comfortable formulating with natural raw materials and working within various natural and organic certification standards depending on project goals.

Requirements

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Create and develop innovative and differentiated product solutions from concept to commercialization with a focus on clean label formulations and green chemistry; modify or improve existing formulas
  • 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
  • Train and direct technicians in laboratory procedures
  • Contribute to routine laboratory housekeeping and day-to-day functions of the R&D laboratory
  • Maintain a working knowledge of cosmetic regulations for cosmetics/active ingredient regulations
  • Serve as a technical and problem-solving resource
  • Support other R&D functions, PMG, Regulatory
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • B.S. or M.S. in chemistry, chemical engineering or related scientific discipline
  • 5+ years formulating experience in cosmetic / personal care
  • 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
  • Ability to work independently

Please include salary requirements upon submitting a resume.

Benefits

We offer an encompassing benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, PTO and 8 paid Holidays per year.

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Cosmetic Formulation Chemist

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