Cosmetic Scientist


This role will focus on developing new products starting from conceptual brief to launch, ensuring that all projects are delivered on time, within budget and above all, to Molton Brown standard.

Overview of the responsibilities:

1. Development of new products to meet the marketing brief2. Generate stability data to support feasibility of new product development3. Provide data for claim support to relevant R&D teams4. Assisting the R&D team in production and Zero batch


  • Communicate technical knowledge internally with business colleagues.
  • Laboratory experiments for evaluating new technologies(ideas from internal/external sources and KAO Research performing laboratory experiments to evaluate new raw materials
  • Within the team build technical specifications for finished products
  • Developing in own area of expertise, delivering recommendations for new technologies and ways of working. As well as performing tasks such as:a) Documentation of all technical information necessary for product developmentb) Stability tests, managing the labc) Laboratory experiments for developing new basic recipes
  • Work well within a team environment , collaborating with other departments and other areas of the business, having strong communication skills


  • Science degree (eg. Chemistry)
  • Experience dealing with a variety of product developments in the cosmetic / personal care industry.
  • Ideally have had a work related role / placement with a cosmetic manufacturer or raw material manufacturer.
  • Developments in the cosmetic / personal care industry
  • Multiple project formulation experience

  • Ability to lead own projects and interface with other groups

  • Ability to deal with 3rd parties