Research and Development Chemist – Personal Care (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Great role for a Candidate with Industry Experience in Emulsions
  • Innovative Company with a Friendly Work Environment & State of the Art Facilities
  • Permanent Role with Competitive Salary & Relocation Assistance



Our client is a high profile Australian Company that has been involved in the research, development, manufacturing and distribution of high quality personal care products for almost a century. With state of the art facilities including R&D and QC laboratories, and a dedicated senior team, the Company supplies product to all major retailers across Australia and APAC.



Due to continued growth, our client is looking to appoint a Research and Development Chemist within their R&D Team. Ideally, you will be a qualified chemist, preferably in the area of emulsions with a strong fundamental knowledge of formulation chemistry including  surfactants  rheology modifiers and additives with a background in a personal care industry. 

The successful candidate will be proficient at researching new technologies in order to develop innovative products for clients, identifying new product opportunities, as well as  identifying improvements in processes and cost reduction.

  • Developing and stability testing of innovative products in response to customer requirements
  • Researching of new technologies and opportunities for new product development
  • Participating in process and cost improvement measures
  • Undertaking in-vitro, SPF, water resistance and photo-stability testing relevant to the development of sun-care products
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with existing and new suppliers
  • Developing of Product Information Sheets
  • Facilitating scale up from laboratory to trial/pilot and full-scale batches and undertaking manufacturing validations
  • Providing troubleshooting for manufacturing department
  • Modifying and approving formulations, product specifications and manufacturing procedures
  • Assisting in laboratory maintenance and upkeep



A true team player, the ideal candidate will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Degree or higher in Science preferably Formulation Chemistry, Materials Science, Organic Chemistry or similar
  • Minimum three years of experience in a similar role
  • Proven experience with formulation of emulsions
  • Hand on experience with surfactants, additives, and formulation preservatives
  • Industry experience in formulation of personal care products including sun care, cosmetics and hair care products will be highly regarded
  • Adept at performing and interpreting literature searches
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Must be a lateral and innovative thinker with a strong practical ability
  • You will possess excellent time management skills, attention to detail and a strong ability to multi-task.
  • Key to this role will be your flexible “can do” attitude, excellent work ethic and initiative whilst working autonomously or as part of a team


Why Apply?

Our client offers a dynamic environment that fosters a work culture emphasising innovation, urgency, integrity, and results with a commitment to attract and retain highly motivated and qualified people.

The working environment is one that embodies  vision and values, celebrates diversity of background and thought, and supports a balance of professional and personal needs.

Our client also offers relocation to candidates in Melbourne that wish to move close to work and to interstate candidates that are happy to relocate.

Please ring us to find out more!



Please click the ‘Apply Now’ button to submit your application. Please ensure you attach a Resume and Cover Letter in Word Format addressing the full selection criteria.  If you would like to know more about this unique opportunity please call Jo at CS Executive Group on 03 9516 0100.

Reference: RANDDCHEM0219


Thank You

We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of applications we receive daily, we cannot contact all candidates.  Please note, however, if you are not successful on this occasion, your resume will remain on our database and you may be contacted for other similar roles.