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Lubrizol Senior Scientist - Bath & Shower in Piscataway, New Jersey

Senior Scientist - Bath & Shower

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company , is a market-driven global company serving customers in more than 100 countries. We own and operate manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Through our global sales and manufacturing networks, we are able to deliver the products and services our customers need, where and when they need them.

At Lubrizol, our mission is straightforward: We improve lives as an essential partner in our customers’ success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users. Read the cover story at in Smart Business Magazine to learn how Lubrizol plans to advance its growth.

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 Corporation a 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

While headquartered in the United States, Lubrizol is truly a global specialty chemical company. We have a major presence in five global regions and do business in more than 100 countries. Our corporate culture ensures that Lubrizol is one company throughout the world, but you will find each region is a unique place to work, live and play.

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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