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Formulation Chemist

  • Contribute to the Product Development activities by creating new formulas, adjusting and fixing current formulas, and performing all necessary testing including, stability & Compatibility testing, physical & chemical testing, and clinical & performance testing.
  • Create, implement and review product procedures and specifications according to the industry and the company’s standards and requirements.
  • Standardize and safely document approved Formulas to create final Master formulas including, specifications, procedures, raw material sources and test results. 
  • Must actively source raw materials and negotiate pricing with all vendors and suppliers.
  • Participate and work closely with the production team in executing production batches and ensure the scale ups and technology transfers are properly done between R&D and Production.
  • Work jointly with the Regulatory team in providing necessary documents.
  • Maintain and adhere to the Good Manufacturing Practices within the lab and manufacturing. 
  • Participate in the process and protocol improvement of the lab and the manufacturing area in order to increase efficacy, safety and quality.
  • Collaborate and participate in several management meeting with other team members from other departments, such as sales, marketing and operations. 
  • Assist in resolving technical problems by being part of the entire process of investigation and make recommendations to solve the issue.

  • A minimum of a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or a related field.
  • Three to five years applicable experience in the cosmetic industry, preferably in the Skin Care and Hair Care formulation and manufacturing.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Must be thorough, meticulous and detail oriented.

    Please send your resume to the attention of Michelle Daniels (HR, Manager)
    Please do not call the office, send your resume first. Thanks.
Regulatory Specialist - Advance American Laboratories
Regulatory Specialist

Position Summary: 
Advance American Laboratories a subsidiary of McBride Research Laboratories is seeking a Regulatory Specialist. The purpose of the Regulatory Specialist role is to support the plant quality programs and regulatory programs for cosmetic hair care products. Primary responsibility includes working closely with production and manufacturing technicians to maintain the highest quality for our products and to ensure products are within applicable specification and standards. Responsible for regulatory affairs including audit reports, regulatory reporting and overall enforcement.  

Essential Duties: 
  • Perform QC testing on raw materials and finished products (including but not limited to pH, viscosity, specific gravity, % solids, micro and fill weight determination)
  • Complete and maintain the documentation and reports pertaining to manufactured batches and lab prototypes
  • Prepare the Ingredient listings for new and reformulated products 
  • Review artwork labels for accuracy
  • Assist R&D and Production staff with other tasks as needed
  • Prepare dossiers and documentation for CAN/EU per international regulations
  • Complete WERCSmart product registrations
  • Liaise with contract laboratories for product challenge testing and safety testing
  • Maintain Formulator™ Software
  • Communicate with contract manufacturers regarding products
  • Maintain documentation of all processes and procedures
  • Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to tolerate sustained standing/walking up to 10 hours a day. 
  • Ability to perform occasional to frequent lifting of up to 30 lbs.
  • Ability to utilize good eye-hand coordination. 
  • Ability to perform occasional bending and squatting.

Required Experience, Skills, and Education: 
  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree and/or Master’s in Chemistry, Biology, microbiology or any related scientific discipline.
  • 2 to 5 years related experience working in quality department, cosmetic, and/or in a manufacturing environment or any similar industry in Quality Control and/or Regulatory.
  • Knowledge of cosmetic label requirements Statistical Process Control process/principles
  • Knowledge of quality control and regulatory protocols and procedures.
  • Experience with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), FDA, OSHA and State regulations related to cosmetic and manufacturing
  • Ability to understand instructions, work procedures, reason and make judgments, problem solve, plan, coordinate, and direct own work while coping with a variety of duties and expectations.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and distinctly (oral and written) with peers and supervisors. 
  • Ability to perform effectively under stressful conditions, prioritizing job duties while working with team members.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, making good decisions quickly without direct supervision.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications; Word & Excel.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and interpret bar graphs
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Shows correct sense of urgency to find and fix all abnormalities and other operating issues.

  • Treats safety and housekeeping as a non-negotiable
  • Perform/ Ensure all required safety and housekeeping audits
  • Identify safety issues and immediately implement countermeasures, involving the right resources
  • Promote a safe working environment and assist in departmental hazardous waste management process.
  • Follow plant and department safety practices, emergency response procedures 
  • Ensure all other safety goals of the team are met

  • Treats quality as a non-negotiable
  • Ensure all required quality checks are completed
  • Ensure hold procedure is completely followed during each hold event
  • Inspect batches and finish product using applicable testing methods
  • Keep detail and accurate records of completed batches, tests, inspections, audits
  • Communicate quality issues to the right resources and respond in a timely fashion 

Lab Manager

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Date Posted: 11-26-2018

Our client, a leader in the development and production of high-quality color cosmetics, skin care, hair care, bath & body care and OTC products, is seeking an experienced Formulation Chemist to lead powder innovation.

Key Success Factors:
  • Solid working knowledge of raw ingredients to analyze and formulate a wide variety of products
  • Formulate and facilitate development of innovative skin care products, product improvements, and develop new formulas based on current technology
  • Maintain laboratory compliance (GLP)
  • Develop and maintain SOPs
  • Has a passion to explore and innovate with novel raw materials, processing techniques and/or formulations in creative, non-conventional approaches into new products leveraging current consumer insights and needs
  • Identify new/improved formulation technologies and implement them to meet project needs.
  • Proactively scan and research new concepts, materials, technical opportunities and partnerships
  • Monitor product stability for formulas
  • Responsible to constantly seek improved ways and methods to better serve customers, external and internal

Key Qualifications:
  • Minimum of BA or BS in chemistry, chemical engineering or equivalent science
  • 7 years (Chemist) of previous formulation experience within skincare and cosmetics industry, specifically with powders.
  • Must have strong problem solving, interpersonal, teamwork, project management and communication skills (oral & written)
  • Entrepreneurial attitude with the ability to conceptualize and apply innovative solutions
  • Must be a self-starter with a high level of initiative. Must be flexible, able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and work well under pressure
  • Requires a detail oriented individual who can manage and organize data on numerous projects. Able to multi-task and problem solve, while maintaining a clear sense of priorities and focus.
  • Works well within team environment
  • Requires computer proficiency (Word and Excel)

Key Benefits:
  • High impact in a growing company.
  • Competitive salary and full benefits package.
  • Career training and development opportunity.

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