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Formulations Chemist - Hair Care Applications

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Date: Aug 10, 2018

Location: Piscataway, New Jersey, US, 08855

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


Discover the New Wave in Hair Care

Styling Hair Care

With our New Styl’IN Ingredients and Formulations



Gorgeous Hair is What We Deliver!


Do you have a passion for innovation and developing next-generation, salon-style luxury products?


Are you a hair care formulator?


Are you a formulation scientist with a passion for new and innovative shampoo products and formulations?


If so, consider joining The Lubrizol Corporation – a Berkshire Hathaway company, as a Formulations Chemist for our Hair Care Global Applications.


Role Summary:

As the Global Hair Care Formulations Chemist, YOU will deliver gorgeous hair by working and developing new and innovative hair care products and formulations to deliver unique, salon-style luxury performance to our customers.


What you will do:

  • Execute projects for hair care applications under the direction of a Senior Research Scientist and/or manager.
  • Focus on projects to utilize new polymers, surfactants, rheology modifiers, and other actives materials to develop new hair care product applications, including product prototype formulations and consumer testing.
  • Conduct competitive benchmark studies.
  • Perform product testing using experimental design and protocol, collection of data and interpretation, and reporting of data.
  • Evaluate experimental ingredients against controls using industry test protocols.
  • Provide results and recommendations to the formulation development team.
  • Support customer evaluations of Lubrizol products for applications.
  • Implement short and medium-term development projects for applications.
  • Maintain records of experiments, results and conclusions.
  • Meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Identify new opportunities, based on Lubrizol’s technologies, and conduct appropriate feasibility plans.
  • Up to 10% domestic travel.



 What you need:

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or related field from an accredited college/university.
  • Minimum 3 years of hair care formulations and testing experience including (not limited to) hair color, shampoos, conditions, styling, etc.
  • Demonstrated use of Design of Experiments.
  • Ability to travel as needed to support evaluations and commercialization of new systems.
  • Ability to work safely within Lubrizol's laboratories and customer facilities.
  • Self-starter, highly motivated toward achievements, result-oriented.
  • Ability to plan and organize multiple assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work well individually and in team settings
  • Solid record keeping skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient computer skills including MS Office.



  • Have experience in testing of new ingredients for hair care formulation applications.





Lubrizol Benefits

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Competitive salary with performance based bonus plans

401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution Plan

Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings

Health Savings Account


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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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