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Cosmetic Chemist - Job Opening

JOB TITLE: COSMETIC CHEMIST

CLASSIFICATION:  FULL-TIME  SALARIED - $70K< PER YEAR

REPORT TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

LOCATION: NEAR WEST SIDE OF CHICAGO

 

COMPANY OVERVIEW                 

CurlMix is a beauty brand dedicated to education. At our fast-paced start-up, we specialize in E-commerce and curly hair. We’ve earned recognition that is unprecedented in our industry. We’ve appeared on season 10 of the Emmy award-winning show, Shark Tank. We were recently featured in Forbes and made the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. CurlMix is leading the beauty industry, and we are one of the fastest growing start-ups in the space.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, cosmetic or pharmaceutical science, or microbiology
  • 5+ years of recent experience in formulations and product development 
  • Strong skills in math, including algebra and statistics 
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to follow a written formulation/direction
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships easily
  • Ability to focus on multiple projects at once
  • High attention to detail
  • Highly proactive with little direction needed

 

Other Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the cosmetic industry
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Understanding of the process of scaling up a product in order to manufacture and package it successfully
  • Computer literate in various databases and software programs
  • Ability to adhere to an expectation of complete confidentiality on all business matters
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with a diverse range of people and job functions
  • Strong collaborator who works well independently or on team projects
  • High level of initiative and exceptional problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • High level of professionalism
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed

 

Job Overview:

The Cosmetic Chemist/Formulator will develop and test new hair care products, write technical reports, and prepare solutions used in laboratory procedures.  Duties include: 

  • Assist in the lab build-out 
  • Producing new formulas weekly for testing
  • Contribute to the expansion and improvement of current CurlMix formulations and products
  • Assisting in the creation of a wide variety of future CurlMix products e.g. shampoos, conditioners, gels, etc.;
  • Testing products for stability;

  • Planning and Quality Assurance;

  • Presenting research reports to executive staff;

  • Identifying new/improved formulation technologies/raw materials and implement them as needed
  • Scaling of existing formulas (from lab batches to larger production batch sizes) and for production and development of cosmetics, with emphasis on liquid foundation products
  • Proactively scan and research new marketing concepts, raw materials, and technical opportunities
  • Follow established product launch timelines and provide project status updates
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned by the CEO

 

To Apply:

Please submit your resume, two references, and cover letter in an email to jobs@curlmix.com. Please title the subject “I am your next Cosmetic Chemist.”

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