Principal Process Chemist

County Wicklow
€competitive depending on experience
20 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is a global cosmetics development and production company based in the Republic of Ireland. They are currently seeking to recruit a Principal Process Chemist to join their expanding team. 

You will be responsible for supporting the R&D department by developing plans for scale-up activities (via pilot plant) and industrialisation of a portfolio of products within the NPD pipeline. You will work closely with key stakeholders, including global manufacturing sites, to influence the product design and create a robust processing solution so that right first time manufacture is achieved. You will need to apply sound chemical and physical reasoning to understand and resolve scale-up issues with various products. 

The ideal candidate should be educated to degree level or equivalent in chemistry or engineering, ideally with a postgraduate qualification. Around 5 years within a research or manufacturing environment is required. You should have sound knowledge of piloting and scale-up, and experience in any of the following:  emulsions, detergents, gels, fragrances or colour cosmetics.

Candidates will ideally have a background within cosmetics and personal care, although candidates who have worked in pharmaceuticals may also be appropriate.

Due to the nature of the role you should be willing to travel as part of your monthly schedule. You should also be commutable to or willing to relocate to Dublin where my client's head office is based.