Senior R&D Chemist (x2)

Columbus, OH

Posted: 08/07/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 348, 349.18B CM Pay Rate: 60,000 - 80,000

Senior R&D Chemist (x2)

The Senior R&D Chemist (x2) will have the following responsibilities:

  • Maintain R&D raw material inventory which includes coordination of chemical requests as well as logging and removing expired raw materials
  • Liaison with the Analytical Lab for finished product and raw material standards
  • Submit completed batch requirements to the micro and stability labs
  • Prepare and ship bulk submission samples as required by Senior R&D Chemist
  • Assist in maintaining daily lab tasks
  • Direct liaison for designated customer account
  • Direct Associate R&D Chemist and R&D Chemists with aspects of their account which could include but not limited to: manufacturing of batches in the R&D Lab, process optimization for formulations, documentation generation, defining / creating release specifications, tracking stability and microbial testing
  • Support efforts with Process Engineering for scale up pilots and production batches
  • Troubleshooting formulas as well as continuous improvement of existing formulas and processes
  • Manage customer interactions through on-site visits, conference calls, and email communications
  • Ability to interact successfully in cross-functional teams and with external vendors / suppliers
  • Work with team on creation of innovative prototypes and presentations to be presented to client base
  • Compile and support certain regulatory aspects
  • Hands on creation and development of a wide range of new personal care products including skin, hair, and body
  • Apply FDA regulations applicable to cosmetic and OTC preparations

**If you would like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Crystal Meeks at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  348, 349.18CM



  • BS/BA Degree in Chemistry or equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience in personal care developing products with formulation knowledge in various forms (i.e. emulsions, surfactants, gels, serums)
  • Fluent in the use of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • Fluent in English (reading & speaking)
  • Proven history of development of own formulation ideas, industry creativity, innovation, solutions for complex issues and leadership in a team environment
  • Travel will be required to support customer and senior management when needed
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented, excellent follow through, ability to multi-task, well organized, cooperative, and energetic
  • Ability to set own priorities and work independently and effectively in a team environment
  • Strong ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of cGMP and GLP
  • Operational knowledge of standard laboratory equipment
  • Exceptional customer service skills

**If you would like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Crystal Meeks at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  348, 349.18CM

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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