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Sr. Scientist

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Date: Sep 14, 2022

Location: Brecksville, OH, US, 44141

Company: Lubrizol Corporation


The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company serving customers in more than 100 countries. We own and operate manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Through our global sales and manufacturing networks, we are able to deliver the products and services our customers need, where and when they need them.


At Lubrizol, our mission is straightforward: We improve lives as an essential partner in our customers’ success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users. Read the cover story in Smart Business Magazine to learn how Lubrizol plans to advance its growth.



Lubrizol has an immediate need for a Sr. Scientist in our skin care applications team.  This person will work collaboratively as a member of cross-functional project teams to deliver new ingredients and concepts in skin care, sun care, and color cosmetics, leading the technical application development aspect of projects.



  • Work collaboratively as a member of cross-functional project teams to introduce new solutions to the skin care market
  • Plan, organize and develop new formulations, concepts, and testing methodologies to support global product launches, in accordance with technical procedures, and targeted legislations
  • Explore new applications and enhanced formulation benefits with leveraged products in skin care formulations
  • Ensure experimental products and new formulation concepts are evaluated against appropriate benchmarks using accepted protocols
  • 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
  • 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
  • Follow safe laboratory practices.
  • Train internal colleagues, distributors, and customers on new concepts and product launches
  • Up to 10% travel
  • Meet or exceed customer expectations



  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related scientific field from accredited college/university
  • Minimum 8 years experience formulating and testing skin care ingredients/products
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Knowledge of skin care regional trends, product formats, and customer base
  • Self-starter, highly motivated, results-oriented with ability to manage multiple projects
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work safely within Lubrizol laboratories
  • Ability to travel as needed


Considered a Plus

  • Ph.D.
  • Experience with Coptis


What Lubrizol offers:

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


While headquartered in the United States, Lubrizol is truly a global specialty chemical company.  We have a major presence in five global regions and do business in more than 100 countries. Our corporate culture ensures that Lubrizol is one company throughout the world, but you will find each region is a unique place to work, live and play.


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.




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