Formulation Laboratory Technician-NPD-Cosmetics-Dorset-£18k

Dorset, England
GBP17000.00 - GBP18000.00 per annum
Sep 06, 2016
Oct 04, 2016
Katie Pink
Chemistry, Other
Result Type
Position Type
Full Time

Formulation Laboratory Technician-NPD-Cosmetics-Dorset-£18k

A leading manufacturer of natural cosmetics, toiletries and medicines requires additional support in its R&D department. They require a Formulation Laboratory Technician who will support in the development of new and innovative formulations. No prior experience is required and would perhaps suit a college leaver looking to go straight into work within the science industry. They are ideally seeking a local candidate who is keen to develop and progress with the company.


You will liaise either independently or via the Formulation Development Manager with New Product Development, Production and QC to ensure the appropriate information regarding products (both current and those in development) is disseminated in a timely and agreed manner.


*To develop/assist in developing formulations according to briefs set by NPD.
*To stability test all developed products and ensure their stability and safety on the market.
*To assist with collation of data for preparation of Product Information Packs on all developed formulae.
*To carry out/assist with the preparation of samples for volunteer and clinical trials
*To carry out/assist with scale-up of new products.
*To assist in introducing the new formula to Quality Control team prior to launch.
*To support the R&D Team with replies to Customer Service queries.
*To assist QC Technician/Technical Department Coordinator in solving manufacturing quality control issues.
*To maintain laboratory stocks of raw materials.
*To maintain the laboratory in good working order and ensure all work is conducted according to accepted Health and Safety practice.
*To liaise with internal and external contacts regularly to ensure timely delivery of New Products to the market.
*To participate in in-house training and workshops.
*To act as a reference point for Purchasing in pursuing cost saving/alternative raw materials/alternative suppliers strategy


*Minimum of A-level in Chemistry or hold a qualification in cosmetics
*Prior formulation is not necessary as all training will be given
*Strong worth ethic and attitude is essential
*An interest in the cosmetic industry
*You will be based locally to the site in Dorset

This is a permanent position offering a rare opportunity to gain commercial experience with a leading organisation WITHOUT needing a degree or prior experience. Salary is £17k-£18k.

Although having your own vehicle would be more practical, the site is accessible via public transport.


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