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Formulation Scientist

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Date: May 20, 2021

Location: Gava, B, ES, 8850

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

The Lubrizol Corporation is an innovative specialty chemical company that produces and supplies technologies that improvethe quality and performance of our customers' products in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. Lubrizol’s industry-leading technologies in additives, ingredients and compounds enhance the quality,performance and value of customers’ products, while reducing their environmental impact.

Role: Formulation Scientist
Location: Spain – Barcelona (Lipotec at Gava) 

The position will provide a Formulation Scientist for our Skin Care Applications and Finished Goods laboratories located in Gava, Barcelona (Spain).

 

RESPONSIBILITIES / ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

  • Work collaboratively as a member of cross-functional project teams to deliver new concepts in skin care, sun care, and color cosmetics by technically leading application development of projects.
  • Drive application evaluation of short-term and long-term projects that demonstrate unmatched customer value of Lubrizol’s solutions in skin care formulations.
  • Conduct and manage scientific experiments:  Collect, record, analyze, and draw conclusions from data.
  • Plan, organize and develop new formulations, concepts, and testing methodologies to support global product launches, in accordance with technical procedures, and targeted legislations.
  • Regularly communicate project updates to project and leadership teams.
  • Explore new applications and enhanced formulation benefits with leveraged products in skin care formulations.
  • Formulation development: from creation, ingredients selection, to formulation of products in accordance to a specific brief, technical procedures, and targeted legislations.
  • Perform stability, compatibility testing following procedures.
  • Support marketing to develop technical literature for new products and applications concepts.
  • Train internal colleagues, distributors, and customers on new concepts/solution
  • Participate in the good daily laboratory work. Update and maintenance of our raw material data base.
  • Regular update of new launch / new material with suppliers
  • Contribute to the safe operation of the laboratory by ensuring HSE compliance and notifying of incidents and learning occurrences.
     

REQUIREMENTS – EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE and SKILLS

Successful applicant will have: 
 

  • Graduate in Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Master in Cosmetics/Dermocosmetics.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience formulating skin care (color cosmetic, sun care, emulsion forms, gels..)
  • Spanish and English
  • Knowledge of regional trends, product formats, and customer base for skin care markets
  • Knowledgeable around testing performance of skin care products
  • Ability to plan and organize multiple projects with minimal supervision
  • Strong project management, record keeping, and verbal and written communication skills
  • Office Applications (MS Project, Teams). Coptis is a plus.
  • Analytical thought
  • Flexibility and creativity
  • Initiative
  • Curiosity for science, global beauty industry.


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