Principal Hair Care Chemist

Kent, England
Oct 18, 2016
Nov 15, 2016
Bryoni Charles
Life Sciences, Other
Result Type
Position Type
Full Time

RHL, specialists in Technical, Engineering & Scientific talent acquisition, are currently recruiting for;

Title: R&D Principal Hair Care Scientist

Location: Kent

Salary: c£40K plus benefits

Contact: Bryoni Charles

Reference No: 222873

New Product Development

Lead an R&D project team to develop new products across a portfolio of hair care brands.

Work closely with Marketing to improve quality of longer term new product pipeline

Organize consumer research to evaluate product prototypes and substantiate claims

Establish effective working relationship with Marketing colleagues to develop new product concepts

Establish effective working relationships with other functions to include supply chain, purchasing, project managers, quality and regulatory

Act as lead technical contact within the UK business for multiple brands

Ensure all NPD and existing products meet appropriate quality and regulatory requirements

Ensure the R&D laboratory continues to maintain GLP/GMP standards as required

Technology & Innovation

Lead technology programs for personal care cosmetics and medical devices

Leverage knowledge and skills of key suppliers to capitalize on their existing technologies and scientific capabilities

Construct and implement technical and innovation strategies

Manage external partnerships to assess new technology


Understand regulatory authorities and their mandates, particularly, FDA, MHRA, ASA

Maintain knowledge of regulatory and legislative implications of product claims and advertising restrictions for cosmetic products and medical devices

Skills required

University Degree in Sciences or Engineering or related relevant professional qualifications to degree level.

Experience in Personal Care product formulation, in particular hair care & dry shampoo products.

Experience with development of aerosols

Able to demonstrate sound understanding of product development and the science underlying product and process development

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