Senior Research Scientist 2

Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Posted 3 months ago

Job Description

To work with the Product Development Team at Barnet to support the Internal Barnet Branded Development program through ideation, research, design, and creativity in order to achieve raw material development goals. Candidate will utilize knowledge and experience from raw material, formulation background in order to aid in the conceptualization of new innovative raw materials and see the R&D process from formulation creation through manufacturing launch.  Candidate will work in a collaborative environment with strong collaboration with the product development team.  This candidate will have strong personal/communication skills, as this role will interact with several internal departments and various external vendors.


  • Must be an independent thinker capable of working in a collaborative environment that can multi-task and adjust to changing priorities
  • Responsible for creative idea generation, raw material sourcing, development, and scale-up of new Barnet Brand products as per set annual goals
  • Independently develop a ratio of complex raw materials (simpler & longer-term development) making sure each raw material is globally compliant by reviewing with regulatory team , run extensive research and characterization on new potential ingredients technologies within and outside the industry
  • Understand and adhere to the product development process and timelines to ensure deadlines are met for every project, if not communicate early on
  • Initiate, design and execute multidimensional staged experiments
  • Prepare timely reports and provide updates on project goals
  • Extensive knowledge of competitive and industry playing field
  • Prepare and deliver technical presentations on independent research projects
  • Independently prepare a range of formula specifications and processes
  • Manage several projects concurrently
  • Work and communicate effectively with cross-functional teams (internal and external)
  • Independently formulates and makes batches on the bench to develop new products
  • Be able to identify key benchmarks
  • Independently identify testing labs to support new development
  • Review test protocols and final reports and summarize key findings
  • Help to identify potential partnership with suppliers
  • Creatively, using the existing lab equipment to create Proof of Concept
  • Develop, prepare demos/technical methodologies and out of box thinking to illustrate performance of products for marketing literature and sales tools
  • Participates in the transfer of technology from laboratory to production and interfacing with production
    • Create Pilot procedures and Tentative specifications
    • Following the approval process for Pilot batches in a timely manner
    • Work with Lab Tech to set up/monitor Pilot Batches for Stability
    • Communicate with potential raw material partners and/or contract manufacturers
  • Help in identification and sourcing of alternate key raw materials when business needs arise
  • Maintain an organized file
  • Help mentor more junior level chemists on technical
  • Driven self-starter; able to handle challenging technical/business needs and opportunities as well as excellent teamwork skills
  • Maintain a laboratory notebook (hardcopy and electronic)
  • Work independently with limited guidance
  • Adhere to all safety guidelines
  • Help the company build intellectual property. Be able to search, review, and write patents
  • Establish new standard operation procedure (SOP) or review and revise current SOPs
  • Exhibits and fosters good team behavior within and outside the laboratory


  • BS in biology, chemistry or related science with 5+ years experience of emulsion formulating; developing raw materials, process engineering, and manufacturing capabilities, MA or PHD a plus
  • Experience developing skin care and/or cosmetic ingredients
  • Possess good analytical problem-solving skills to make timely and accurate decisions
  • Proven ability to outperform project timelines within competitive industry
  • Some experience in Industrial Scale Up
  • Proficiency with operating the following instrumentation: viscometer, pH meter, homogenizer, centrifuge, and microscope; rheometer (a plus)
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Driven, detail-oriented with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Creative problem solver
  • Adept in building key relationships with external vendors
  • Can present (formal and informal)
  • Some travel required

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