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Senior Formulation Chemist - Cosmetics / Beauty

Elstree, North West London WD6 3SZ   •  £40,000 - 50,000 Salary plus benefits  •  Permanent, Full time


Do you crave to work in a fast-paced, dynamic and team environment where you will be contributing to a growing business?

The Company

Pangaea Laboratories is an exciting beauty company, whose main areas of focus are innovative skincare and haircare brands (www.pangaea.co.uk)

We are the makers of Medik8, a leading global brand in professional skincare (www.medik8.com)

Pangaea exists to make beauty better, creating brands with unique missions that abide by these five principles:

  • Promise - only making products that do what they say. No false promises here.
  • Nature - bringing the best of science and nature together (they are not enemies).
  • Make - developing all products in-house. We are not simply a marketing company.
  • You - creating tailored beauty products that fit into modern lifestyles.
  • Happy - using openness and high-tech tools to keep customers informed and happy.

We are striving to be Britain’s #1 Cosmetic Superlab, and you can be part of the journey!

As a Principal Formulation Scientist, you will be responsible for upholding these values within product development, managing formulation development from conception through to launch in the market.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Oversee development of highly technical formulations based on target specifications
  • Maintaining an environment of rapid sample development by motivating and guiding a team of formulation chemists.
  • Leading the formulation development from lab to scale-up
  • Create troubleshooting strategies for all research challenges
  • Researching innovative new ingredients
  • Collaborating with external parties during defined projects and proactively in order to maximise potential opportunities
  • Provide technical leadership in the R&D team and serve as expert in-house advisor on key scientific discipline areas and optimum blending procedures in production.
  • Maintaining an environment of rapid sample development by motivating and guiding a team of formulation chemists.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have 8+ years experience within the formulation and development of cosmetic products
  • Have experience with suncare product development
  • High degree of scale-up experience
  • Have an organised and methodical approach to work with excellent attention to detail
  • Deeply understand the needs and sensory preferences of different skin types and demographics.
  • Be commercially minded - able to balance business needs with marketing requirements.
  • Be flexible - able to manage day to day opportunities with longer term projects.

Our Rewards:

Competitive Salary plus benefits

We are an equal opportunities employer, have a diverse workforce and make our decisions based on your skills and experience. We can only accept applications from those who can prove their eligibility to work in the UK . No agencies or publications.


You must be eligible to work in the UK. Learn more

  • Employer: Pangaea Laboratories Ltd
  • Contact: Paola Tartaglione
  • Updated: 1st January 2019
  • Expires: 17th January 2019

Pangaea Laboratories Ltd

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