Sr. Scientist

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Date: Feb 15, 2024

Location: Brecksville, OH, US, 44141

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is committed to enabling a sustainable future. Our unmatched science unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Our solutions are used by people every day, improving billions of lives around the world. 

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. 

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.



  • 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


  • 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. 


What Lubrizol offers:

  • 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



If you’re interested in the position, we encourage you to apply. Lubrizol is always looking for candidates who embody our cultural beliefs in everything they do. If you’re All In, Lead Decisively, Take Action, Think External, and can Be Courageous, Lubrizol could be the place for you.






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