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Senior Bath & Shower Formulations Chemist

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Date: Aug 8, 2018

Location: Piscataway, New Jersey, US, 08855

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Req ID: 39521


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.


Carbopol® SMART Polymer for Cleansing

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Brilliant clarity. Copious foaming. Exceptional sensory.


We help our customers Formulate with Confidence!


Are you skilled in the formulation of personal care products?


Are you a creative individual with a passion for innovation and developing next-generation, industry leading products?


If so, consider joining The Lubrizol Corporationa Berkshire Hathaway company, as our Global Bath & Shower Senior Formulations Chemist.


As the Senior Bath & Shower Formulations Chemist, YOU will deliver new concepts for the Bath & Shower market by leading the development and application of innovative products within the Bath & Shower market segment for Lubrizol.  You will be the technical leader responsible for translating market needs into new product development opportunities.  Click here to learn more about our Personal Care and Hair Care Business!


This position requires a creative individual with a passion for technical learning and curiosity. Under the technical collaboration and/or direction of the Global R&D Technical Manager, Bath and Shower, you will develop multiple projects for regional and/or global application being responsible for innovation development, technical evaluation, and stability testing on the formulations. Successful scientists at Lubrizol must be proactive, a self-starter holding themselves accountable for their projects, action-oriented, well-organized and have the ability to handle changing priorities in a fast-paced environment. The position will interact with individuals from a variety of functional and cultural backgrounds.

What You Will Do:

  • Serve as the global lead formulation chemist for the Bath & Shower segment
  • Develop Personal Care formulations featuring Lubrizol’s key products and technologies including Carbopol® rheology modifying polymers, Merquat™ conditioning polymers, surfactants and other actives.
  • Design, lead and analyze consumer research in order to actively translate consumer insights into innovative approaches from a formulation and/or communication standpoint.
  • Actively pursue global and regional trends to develop game changing formulation technology that translates into consumer perceived benefits
  • Apply technical competence and knowledge base gained from past experiences to generate new ideas that lead to innovative and proprietary products.
  • Evaluate experimental ingredients against controls using industry test protocols and explore new applications and enhanced formulation benefits with existing products.
  • Develop new in-vitro testing methods to quickly screen the benefits of new technology, correlate results to in use testing to validate the new methods, improving turnaround for faster innovation deliverables to our customers.
  • Conduct competitive benchmark testing and studies using experimental design and protocol (DoE), collection of data and interpretation, and reporting of data.
  • Ability to convert data interpretation into conclusions, recommendations, and act on the forward actions agreed upon by the project team.


Meet or Exceed Customer Expectations

  • Drive customer product/solution development utilizing current product pipeline.
  • Support sales and marketing teams by developing sample formulations, prototypes, technical presentations and performance data.
  • Engage with key technical contacts at the customer to provide troubleshooting and formulating services and to identify new growth opportunities.
  • Implement short and medium-term development projects for specific customer applications and manage the project portfolio


What You Need:

  • Bachelor/Master's degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or related field from an accredited college/university. 
  • 10+ years of downstream formulation experience in consumer goods, preferably with personal care or household products, especially those in liquid form.
  • Have extensive knowledge of testing performance of ingredients and formulas including rheology, foam, and skin feel.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed to support existing customer products, and commercialization of new products (about 20%)
  • Ability to work safely within Lubrizol's laboratories and customer facilities


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.

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