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R&D Chemist II

Chatsworth, CA

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ResourceMFG Search Group is currently searching for a R&D Chemist II in the Chatsworth, California area for an exciting, newly opened opportunity.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  Complete projects based on Optiva workflows assigned by R&D Manager.  Prepare lab batches to complete Optiva workflows.  Perform varied multi-task formulation, testing and development of products for various clients.

  1. Make daily batches based on Optiva Workflows assigned by Management.
  2. Prepare paperwork (Evaluation Sheet, C of A) and labels for submission.
  3. Adjust batches and validate specifications as necessary.
  4. Knowledge of ingredient deck listing.
  5. Knowledge of rules and regulation (FDA, CTFA, PCPC) for global formulation.
  6. Attend cosmetic seminars and meetings.
  7. Maintain housekeeping in conformance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) standards.
  8. Prepare and document in writing, specifications for various batches.
  9. Accurately enter formulas into Optiva and Lab Notebooks.
  10. Perform and monitor stability testing on R&D batches.
  11. Ability to color match batches.  Troubleshooting.  Investigate out-of-specifications (OOS).
  12. Flexible and willing to perform other duties as needed (fill lab batches into components, prepare evaluation sheets and labels).
  13. Oversee/supervise pilot and first three (if needed) production batches throughout the manufacturing process.
  14. Calibrate R&D Lab Equipment as needed.
  15. Perform other duties and assignments as instructed by R&D Management.
  16. Request new raw material samples.  Test and release new raw material samples.
  17. Assist other Lab Personnel as needed.
  18. Assist R&D Management with company audits or in preparation of audits.

Job Requirements


  1. Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemistry and/or Biochemistry, or related science field.
  2. At least 3-5 years experience as an R&D Chemist in the personal care industry.
  3. Strong written and oral communication skills.
  4. Computer Skills.


  1. Must be able to work in a team environment.
  2. Must be punctual (on time).
  3. Must be able to work a flexible schedule.
  4. If needed, must be able to work until a project is completed.
  5. Attention to detail.
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