Research & Development Chemist Job at Bright Innovation Labs, New Albany, OH

  • Bright Innovation Labs
  • New Albany, OH

Job Description


Create new innovative formulas based on benchmark product or brief, enhance existing formulas and procedures, and convert customer supplied formulas to meet company's format and processing capabilities


To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Research and develop innovative cosmetic products based on current industry trends, benchmark products, customer brief or other product concepts.
  • Reverse-engineer current marketed products.
  • Create formulas for new products submissions.
  • Assist in testing and approval of raw materials, finished and in-process, adjustments & line samples.
  • Assist in continually interfacing and communicating with other departments such as QC Laboratory, Quality Assurance, Customer Service, Production and other department personnel as needed to ensure production of top-quality finished goods.
  • Conduct process engineering and scaling up of formulas
  • Enhance and/or modify existing formulas and procedures to fit the needs of the company
  • Ensure the integrity and quality of customer's formulations
  • Assist in troubleshooting production problems.
  • Learn the newest technologies and ingredients offered in the field by meeting with vendors and attending seminars
  • Monitor first 3 production batches
  • May meet with customers at the discretion of the R&D Manager and Senior Chemist
  • Research and understand the function of each ingredient within a formula
  • Promote compliance with Bright Innovation Laboratories policies, procedures, quality standards and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) as well as safety and environmental regulations. Participate, as required, in safety and GMP training sessions, and other company training sessions
  • Capable of working effectively as part of a multifunctional team
  • Ability to perform work with minimal supervision and guidance
  • Ability to multi-task and must be a self-starter
  • Flexibility with schedule including shift work
  • Overtime may be required with very little notice
    • This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
    • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, toxic, or caustic chemicals, and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually low.
    • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand.
      • The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and/or smell.
      • The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
      • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
      • Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision.
    • This is a full-time position. The base days and hours are Monday through Friday, eight (8) hours per shift depending on shift assigned.
    • Overtime is voluntary. However, having flexibility to working ones "fair share" of overtime as business needs may warrant also spread the overtime burden across the entire department. All overtime must be pre-approved by the supervisor or department leader.
    • Overtime notice will be communicated as far in advance as feasible, however, based on the nature of the work overtime notice may be less than one work day at times.
    • No travel is expected for this position.
    • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in Chemistry or related science.
    • Must have a minimum of 3 years laboratory experience.
    • A minimum of 3 years Product development (Innovation) experience is preferred.
    • English language and knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
    • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. as a pre-condition of employment.
    • Bright Innovation Laboratories is an equal opportunity employer. Bright Innovation Laboratories does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.
    • Ability to apply common-sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
    • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

All employment offers are contingent on passing a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

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Job Tags

Full time, Shift work, Monday to Friday,

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