Research and Development Chemist – Personal Care (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Leading Australian Owned Organisation with research, manufacturing and operational facilities
  • Join a team conducting innovative research into new products
  • Excellent career opportunity for a Pharmaceutical Compounder or Formulation Chemist



Our client is a leading and well known Australian Company that has been involved in cutting edge research, development, manufacturing and distribution of high quality skin care, sun care and cosmetic products for decades.  With state of the art facilities and a dedicated senior team, the Company supplies product to all major retailers across Australia.



Due to an ever increasing demand for their products, our client is seeking to employ a Research & Development Chemist to join their R&D group. This position will be based at the Company’s Head Office in Melbourne and will assist with the Company’s innovative research into new products.

The successful candidate will be either a Compounder with experience in the formulation of skin care and/or pharmaceuticals or a Chemist with relevant product development experience.

You will be working with the Snr R&D Chemist to develop various types of products as needed, including skin care, sun care or decorative cosmetics formulations.



  • Develop innovative products for both internal and external customers
  • Research new technologies and identify new product/project opportunities
  • Assist in the investigation and implementation of process and cost improvement measures
  • Maintain and develop existing relationships with suppliers
  • Provide technical expertise to both internal and external customers
  • Undertake in-vitro SPF, water  resistance and photo-stability testing as  relevant to the development of sun-care products
  • Maintain product development records
  • Assist in lab maintenance and participate in ongoing training of laboratory staff
  • Ensure laboratory is kept clean, tidy and is a safe working environment



To be successful in your application, you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • A degree in Pharmacy, Formulation Science or similar
  • Two to five years’ experience in a similar role, ideally developing and formulating skin care products.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as a team member or individually under general direction.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English with a proven ability to meet goals, targets and deadlines.
  • A good work ethic, excellent interpersonal skills and a good team player is a must!



To apply for this role, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button below and send your updated resume with a covering letter to CS Executive Group. For a confidential discussion about this role, please call our team in Melbourne on 9516 0100 during office hours and +61 3 438 620 434 after hours.



We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of candidates we receive on a daily basis, we can only contact those with suitable qualifications and experience.  If on this occasion you are not successful, your resume will remain on our database and be considered for future suitable roles.

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