Formulation Chemist - Consultant

Job Description

Job Title: Formulation Chemist-Consultant

Location: Palampur/Shimla Himachal Pradesh

Department: Research & Development

Job Type: Part-time

Job Summary

The Formulation Chemist-Consultant will be responsible for developing new skincare products and improving existing formulations, and representing us at Formulation Committee meetings in Shimla at AYUSH Department. These committee meetings may arise monthly.

This role involves working closely with cross-functional teams to ensure that products meet quality, efficacy, and regulatory standards. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in chemistry, experience in the skincare or cosmetics industry, and a passion for innovation.

- Committee Meeting Approvals: Travel to Shimla and represent the company at committee meetings for formulation for approvals of new products. These meetings may be monthly or as and when new formulations are developed.

- Product Development: Design and develop new skincare formulations, including creams, lotions, serums, cleansers, and other products, from concept to commercialization.

- Formulation: Conduct laboratory experiments to create and refine product formulations. Ensure formulations are stable, effective, and meet desired performance criteria.

- Testing & Evaluation: Perform stability testing, sensory evaluation, and efficacy testing on formulations. Analyze results and make necessary adjustments to optimize product performance.

- Ingredient Research: Stay updated on the latest industry trends, raw materials, and technologies. Evaluate new ingredients and incorporate them into formulations as appropriate.

- Regulatory Compliance: Ensure all formulations comply with regulatory requirements and industry standards (e.g., Drugs & Cosmetic Act & Rules). Prepare and maintain necessary documentation for regulatory submissions.

- Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including Marketing, Quality Assurance, and Production, to ensure successful product launches. Provide technical support and guidance as needed.

- Scale-Up & Manufacturing: Collaborate with manufacturing teams to scale up formulations from the laboratory to full production. Address any issues that arise during the manufacturing process.

- Innovation: Continuously seek opportunities for innovation in product formulations, processes, and technologies. Contribute to the development of the brand's product pipeline.

- Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Chemistry, or a related field. D.Pharma/B.Pharma/M.Pharma (Ayurveda)

- Experience: Minimum of 1-3 years' of experience in a formulation, R&D role, preferably in the skincare or cosmetic industry.

- Technical Skills: Proficiency in formulation techniques and laboratory equipment. Strong understanding of skin biology and cosmetic ingredients.

- Regulatory Knowledge: Familiarity with regulatory requirements and industry standards for skincare products.

- Problem-Solving: Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to troubleshoot complex formulation issues.

- Creativity & Innovation: Strong creative and innovative mindset with the ability to develop unique and effective product formulations.

- Communication: Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to prepare detailed technical reports and present findings.

- Team Player: Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

- Attention to Detail: Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy in conducting experiments and documenting results.

- Willing to travel: Going to Shimla, H.P. as and when the need arises. An intimation of 15 days or more will be given for travel assignment.

- Competitive remuneration and performance-based bonuses

- Flexible work timings

- Employee discounts on The Good Routine products

- Opportunities for professional development and career advancement

- Collaborative and inclusive work environment

If you are passionate about skincare and have the expertise to ensure high-quality production processes, we encourage you to apply.

Please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and why you are the perfect fit for this role to akanksha@nestabotanicals

Join The Good Routine and contribute to our mission of creating exceptional skincare products that our customers love. We look forward to welcoming you to our team!