Senior Scientist

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Date: Apr 13, 2024

Location: Brecksville, OH, US, 44141

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty chemical company whose science delivers sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales, and technical offices around the world and has about 8,000 employees. For more information, visit

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life.   

Job Title: Senior Scientist

Job Location: Brecksville, OH

Job type: Full-Time

Type of role: On-Site


Join Our Thriving Team at Lubrizol as a Senior Scientist

Unleash Your Potential. At Lubrizol we're transforming the beauty industry and looking for exceptional talent to join us on this journey. If you are ready to join an international company with talent around the world, and want to make a real impact, we want you on our team.


What You'll Do:

As a Senior Scientist, you'll be at the forefront of our innovation. Lubrizol has an immediate need for a Sr. Scientist in our global Beauty Applications Team.  This person will work collaboratively as a member of cross-functional project teams to evaluate, identify, and deliver new ingredients and concepts for the skin cleansing and hair care markets. You’ll collaborate with a diverse group of passionate individuals to deliver sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life.


What We're Looking For:

  • Work collaboratively as a member of cross-functional project teams to introduce new value-added solutions to the skin cleansing and hair care markets.
  • Lead, plan, organize and develop new formulations, concepts, and testing methodologies to support global product launches.
  • Explore new applications and enhanced formulation benefits with leveraged ingredients for the skin cleansing and hair care markets.
  • Ensure experimental products and new formulation concepts are evaluated against appropriate benchmarks using accepted protocols clearly demonstrating value proposition. 
  • Identify new opportunities and conduct appropriate feasibility studies.
  • Conduct and manage scientific experiments:  Accurately record, interpret, analyze, and draw conclusions from data.  Use focused development tools such as Design of Experiments (DOE) as needed.
  • Develop structure-performance relationships as necessary.
  • Follow safe laboratory practices.
  • Regularly communicate results and recommendations to project and leadership teams.
  • Support marketing to develop technical literature for new products and applications concepts.
  • Support Lubrizol’s IP strategy. Publish articles in trade journals, present in trade shows as needed.
  • Maintain detailed records of experiments, results, and conclusions.
  • Train internal colleagues, distributors, and customers on new concepts and product launches
  • Up to 10% travel

Skills That Make a Difference:

  • Bachelor/Master's degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or related field from an accredited college/university.
  • 5+ years of experience formulating and testing hair care and skin cleansing ingredients/products.
  • Ability to plan and lead multiple projects with minimal supervision, work well individually and in team settings.
  • Excellent decision-making, problem-solving skills, and ability to interpret and translate experimental results into customer needs.
  • Must have strong organizational, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Must be able to develop and deliver effective technical presentations internally and at customer locations and conferences.
  • Knowledge of global hair care and skin cleansing trends, product formats, and customer base. 
  • Self-starter, highly motivated toward achievements, results-oriented
  • Solid record keeping skills.
  • Proficient computer skills including MS Office.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% as needed to support commercialization of new products.
  • Ability to work safely within Lubrizol laboratories. 

Perks and Rewards That Inspire:

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans
  • 401k Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision offerings
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave



Ready for your next career step? Apply today and let's shape the future together! 

It’s an exciting time to be part of Lubrizol. Lubrizol is not staying put. We are continually learning and evolving. Our passion delivers our success — not only for Lubrizol but for those who count on us every day: our employees, customers, and communities. 

As a diverse, global team, we work together to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. We impact everyday lives through science only Lubrizol can deliver, and we never stop pushing to do it better.

One of the founding principles of The Lubrizol Corporation more than 90 years ago was treating every employee with dignity and respect. That same commitment is only stronger today. 

More than that, we are committed to providing an environment where every employee can be the best they can be, no matter their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic. 





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