Senior Formulation Chemist – Emulsions (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Great role for a Candidate with a PhD/Masters or Industry Experience in Emulsions
  • Innovative Company with a Friendly Work Environment & State of the Art Facilities
  • Permanent Role with Competitve Salary & Excellent Career Opportunities



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 internal movement and continued growth, our client is looking to appoint a Senior Formulation Chemist within their R&D Team.  Ideally, you will be a qualified researcher with a PhD or Masters in the area of emulsions, or will  alternatively have a strong fundamental knowledge of formulation chemistry including emulsions, particle size, surfactants, thixotropic/rheopectic/newtonian fluids and physical chemistry. You will understand emulsions and will have the ability to research new technologies in order to develop innovative products for customers, identifying new product opportunities, as well as process and cost improvements. Applicants from other industries with relevant formulation skills are welcome to apply. 

Main Responsibilities will include:

  • Formulation development and stability testing in response to customer requirements
  • Experiments and literature reviews
  • Undertaking in-vitro, SPF, water resistance and photo-stability testing relevant to the development of sun-care products
  • Developing Product Information Sheets
  • Facilitating scale up from laboratory to trial/pilot and full-scale batches and undertaking manufacturing validations
  • Providing troubleshooting for manufacturing
  • Managing of 2 junior chemists
  • Assisting in laboratory maintenance and upkeep
  • Assisting in training junior laboratory staff
  • Maintaining laboratory health and safety standards



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

  • PhD or Masters in Chemistry, Materials Science, Organic Chemistry or similar with a good understanding of emulsions
  • Ability to formulate personal care products or similar
  • 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.



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 the team at CS Executive Group on 03 9516 0100.

Reference: SNRFORMCHEM1018


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.