Applications/Formulation Scientist - Personal care products

Science Solutions Recruitment
£24000 - £32000/annum
21 Jul 2017
20 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Science Solutions are currently recruiting for an exciting opportunity as a Applications/Formulation Scientist for a company based close to Chester.

Reporting to the Applications Manager, you will be responsible for the development of innovative polymeric solutions for personal care products.

The successful candidate will have a good working knowledge of the Personal Care industry including experience of developing and testing Skincare and more preferably Hair Care products. Additional knowledge of working in a Consumer Healthcare environment (e.g. Medical Devices, GMP requirements) would be advantageous.

Key responsibilities:

* To work closely with the Personal Care and Development teams to understand project requirements and propose and agree experimental options
* To plan and conduct experiments; estimate resource and timing requirements; organise product/material testing; record, analyse and interpret data; assess quality and experimental output; plan further work
* To summarise data as spreadsheets, presentation summaries, draft reports etc to allow discussion at project meetings, presentation to customers/suppliers and to provide a basis for technical reports
* To develop an understanding of experimental techniques relevant to project requirements
* To monitor developments in Personal Care and polymer science, particularly in the work area and communicate relevant publications/patents as required

Knowledge and experience:

* Minimum of degree in Chemistry or closely related subject
* Must have hands-on experience of developing, manufacturing and testing Personal Care or Consumer Healthcare products, preferably skin or hair care