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Chemist - Skin Care

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Date: Jan 16, 2021

Location: Brecksville, OH, US, 44141

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol Advanced Materials is an essential ingredient in improving lives. Our innovative products enhance the shampoos, lotions and soaps you use; the medicine you take; the sports apparel and shoes you wear; the detergents that keep your whites whiter and your colors from fading; the medical devices that speed your recovery and enhance your comfort; the specialty coatings that make your wood furniture, floors and cabinets more durable, more beautiful and more sustainable; and the plumbing systems in your home that will never corrode, pit or scale.  With such a diverse portfolio, Lubrizol Advanced Materials offers unparalleled career growth opportunities for top-talent.  To learn more about each of our core businesses, click on the following links: Engineered PolymersPersonal CareHome CareLubrizol LifeSciencesPerformance Coatings, and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems.




Lubrizol has an immediate need for a Skin Care Technical Service Chemist in our Brecksville, OH location.  We are looking for this person to support customer and market driven projects for the Beauty and Skin care market by supporting key North American initiatives.


Duties, Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively as a member of cross-functional team to deliver on prototype and scale up projects for the Beauty Business
  • Work with technical lead to support customer driven formulated solutions
  • Conduct and manage scientific experiments.  Collect, record, analyze and draw conclusions from data
  • Regularly communicate project updates to project and leadership teams
  • Scale up regional prototype formulations to support regional marketing initiatives for North America and Global product launches
  • Understanding of current products used in Skin Care formulations
  • Ensure new formulation concepts are evaluated against appropriate benchmarks using accepted protocols
  • Support sales by attending value-driven concept/solution customer specific meetings.  Including presenting to customers, supporting customer emails and phone calls.
  • Train internal and external colleagues, distributors and customers on new concepts, product launches, and existing products.
  • Implement short and medium-term technical service projects for the leave-on skin care markets
  • Explore new applications and enhanced formulations to support regional marketing initiatives for global product launches
  • Maintain detailed record of experiments, results and conclusions
  • Meet or exceed customer expectations
  • Up to 20% domestic travel

Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Special Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related Scientific field from accredited college/university
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-starter with ability to manage multiple projects
  • Minimum 1-year experience formulating leave-on skin care
  • Ability to plan and organize multiple projects with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work safely within Lubrizol laboratories and customer facilities
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Strong project management, record keeping and verbal and written communication skills


Considered a Plus

  • Experience in commercial formulation scale up for skin care
  • Experience in a commercial manufacturing facility involving both batch and continuous systems
  • Knowledge of the polymers and additives used in above mentioned market formulations
  • Experience with Coptis


With multiple facilities in and around Cleveland, Ohio, Lubrizol is located in one of the largest economic regions in the United States.  Buzzing with business, culture, knowledge and entertainment, Northeast Ohio is a vibrant place for people of all ages and walks of life to live, learn, work and play.  This region offers a little bit of everything for everyone - ethnically-diverse communities, affordable housing, award-winning schools and universities, world-class healthcare, indoor waterparks and zoos, ski resorts, museums, halls of fame, one of the longest water-fronts in the country, and the most concentrated square mile of art, cultural, education and health institutions in the nation.  From making your heart race at Cedar Point, to attending a professional sporting event or biking or hiking through over the 100,000 acres of state parks, to catching a Broadway show at Playhouse Square - the second largest performing arts center in the country, you can make it happen right here in Cleveland, Ohio.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.


Do You Need Assistance?

Please let us know if you need an accommodation to proceed with your application for a posted job, or with any other aspect of the interview or assessment process.  You can either call 440-943-4200 and ask for Talent Acquisition or send an email to talentacquisition@lubrizol.com. Please note that this phone line and email address are not to be used for checking on the status of an already submitted application and not to be used by third party recruiters.

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