Research & Development Chemist (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Exciting Opportunity in Research & Development of Personal Care Products
  • Friendly Work Environment & State of the Art Facilities
  • Permanent Role with Competitive Salary



Our client is a global leader in luxurious innovative skincare. This Australian founded and owned company is acknowledged by dermatologists and plastic surgeons worldwide. As frontiers in skincare science; our client sources superior raw materials globally and houses state-of-the-art research and development facilities in Melbourne. Pioneers in the development of innovative and efficacious formulations having powerful achievements worldwide.



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

The successful candidate will be proficient at researching new technologies in order to develop high-end innovative products for clients worldwide.

  • Researching and developing luxurious and innovative skincare products
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with existing and new suppliers
  • Facilitating scale up from laboratory to trial/pilot and full-scale batches and undertaking manufacturing validations
  • Modifying and approving formulations, product specifications and manufacturing procedures
  • Provide technical support to Sales and Marketing teams



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

  • Degree or higher in Science preferably Formulation Chemistry, Organic Chemistry or similar
  • Industry experience in formulation of personal care products including sun care, cosmetics and hair care will be highly regarded
  • Minimum three years of experience in a similar role is preferred
  • Adept at performing and interpreting literature searches
  • Excellent written and verbal communication 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 friendly and warm personality and “can do” attitude

Why Apply?

Our client offers a caring and supportive work environment that embodies vision and values, celebrates diversity of background and thought, and supports a balance of professional and personal needs.



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 Emma Read at CS Executive Group on 03 9516 0100 or send an SMS after hours on 0417 382 130.

Reference: R&DCHEM0719


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.