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Botanical R & D Innovation Scientist (Senior)

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Date: Apr 10, 2018

Location: Lewisville, Texas, US, 75057

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: Estane® Engineered PolymersPersonal CareHome CareLubrizol LifeSciencesPerformance Coatings, and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems.


Summary of Responsibilities:

The Senior Scientist is focused on the discovery of novel plant-based/natural active ingredients for our skincare organization and its customers. Uses professional concepts to contribute to the development of company concepts and principles and to achieve objectives in creative and effective ways. The Senior Scientist is responsible for scouting, proposing, developing, and executing innovation projects surrrounding natural products.  


Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop, execute, and document the processes and procedures required for new product development projects and for demonstrating feasibility of new product concepts and ideas.
  • Maintain product development files, specification records and other essential product development documentation using computer spreadsheet and database programs.
  • Provide technical support for new product development and established products to other areas within the company such as marketing, customer service, and quality control.
  • This role can be an individual contributor or may lead scientists and technicians.
  • Comply with all safety and regulatory policies, procedures, and requirements.


Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Physical Requirements:

  • Degree in natural sciences or related field, plus the following levels of experience, preferably in an R&D lab:
    • Masters: 5+ years of professional experience
    • PhD preferred
  • Strong analytical experience with various lab instruments, especially in HPLC, GC, and UV/Vis.
  • Demonstrate the ability to show initiative and to work independently as well as within a group, with minimal supervision in a less structured environment.
  • Documented expertise in phytochemistry, pharmacognosy, and/or skin science required.   
  • Experience developing botanicals for various applications.
  • Familiarity with product development cycle.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, and draw conclusions to guide next stages of development.
  • Complex problem solving skills necessary.
  • Ability to innovate and think disruptively.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25lbs.
  • Must be able to frequently:
    • Bend over – 5%
    • Sit – 35%
    • Walk - 30%
    • Stand - 30%


Located 25 miles outside of Dallas, Texas, Lewisville is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. Known as the “City of Expanding Horizons”, Lewisville is a flourishing suburb and a recreational hub for the DFW community, offering Lewisville Lake, a 30,000 acre mecca for those who count boating and fishing amongst their hobbies. Lewisville is not only for those who enjoy outdoor activities; the city also offers a diverse population, who has created a burgeoning dining and arts community. The ML Grand Theater located in Lewisville’s charming Old Town provides a venue for the areas various artistic performances. In addition to several libraries and parks, Lewisville also boasts a thriving golf community, with several golfing facilities catering to all skill levels. If you’re looking for a weekend getaway, just hop on the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) A-Train, which links Lewisville to Dallas in one convenient and affordable ride. Dallas is one of the most exciting and economically lucrative metropolises in the US. One can enjoy the world-renowned Dallas Museum of Art, as well as the unique and historical Deep Ellum and Bishop Arts District neighborhoods. Once done perusing art, one cannot miss paying a visit to the upscale Galleria Dallas. Featuring over 200 stores and an ice skating rink, the Galleria has something to engage the entire family. When famished from shopping, Dallas offers some of the best-rated steak restaurants in the country. But if beef is not your forte, there are plenty of fusion restaurants serving fare as diverse as the city‘s population. With its thriving economy, temperate weather, vast array of activities and close proximity to DFW International Airport, working professionals will find a welcome home in Lewisville.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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