Formulation Scientist

Hazlet, New Jersey
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Type: Contract-to-Hire

Category: Scientific & Clinical

Job ID: 139820

Date Posted: 04/16/2019

Title: Formulation Scientist 

Location: Hazlet, NJ 

Schedule: M-F, 9:00am-5:00pm

Type: Direct Hire 

Start date: ASAP


  • AS/BS Degree in field of applicable science or equivalent experience. 
  • (2) + years experience in the personal care industry developing skincare formulation
  •  Working knowledge of standard instrumentation (pH meter, viscometer, microscope, etc.) 
  • Knowledge within various disciplines (e.g. emulsions, serums, gels, dispersions, surfactant systems) and familiarity with skin biology and active ingredient functions.


  • Must be autonomous and flexible while handling multiple projects with strong sense of urgency.
  • Creative and self-motivated.  Be able to think outside of the box and willing to take extra steps to get job done.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Have a team spirit and be able to motivate others by being an energizing force.


This position is primarily responsible for creating innovative, high-performance skincare/hair care products for our boutique R&D firm, as well as providing technical ideas on novel ingredients (natural and otherwise), including non-traditional preservation systems.  The ideal candidate will actively collaborate on formulation advice/correction and new product development.

  • New product development from inception through testing, scale up and transition to manufacturing.
  • Strong knowledge of creative and technical aspects of cosmetic formula development, including working knowledge of OTC products.
  • Maintain close awareness of scientific literature, raw material technology, process methodology, consumer needs and marketing trends.
  • Create marketing concepts for new products with the support of claims.
  • Prepare necessary documentation for project development including but not limited to Ingredient Lists, Quantitative Formulas and Batch Cards.
  • Interact with support teams, vendors, contract manufacturer and internal teams on variety of issues associated with Technical Marketing, Sales and Manufacturing.
  • Understanding of cosmetic raw material functions (especially naturals), as well as budgets and quality assurance/control.

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