Chemist in Blaine, MN at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 7/19/2018

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Job Description


R&D Department

Blaine, MN

Help to formulate/reformulate safe and effective personal care products that support the company’s mission while ensuring the product meets marketing’s expectations as expressed in product initiation forms. 

Description of Essential Functions:

  • Formulate personal care products from conceptualization to production (includes: writing formulate, batch making, testing- stability, micro, performance)- this includes reformulation of current products for any reason including R&D initiatives.
  • Current product production maintenance - fielding QA issues, production issues.
  • Work with QA to set specifications for new products and sign off on batches.
  • Work with process lab to write and maintain manufacturing procedures for each product.
  • Coordinate product testing by preparing samples for the various departments:  safety, microbiology, claims, packaging, salon testing, and consumer panel testing.
  • Coordinate, supervise production of, approve, and test pilot batches and first production.
  • Research and source novel raw materials and technologies that meet the company mission through information search engines (Nerac), seminars, and suppliers.
  • Work with outside manufacturers when necessary to coordinate prototypes and samples.  Attending offsite pilots and scale-ups when needed.
  •  Provide technical information to marketing for collateral and proof read copy. 
  • Interact with external departments (marketing, marketing services, purchasing, operations, quality assurance, formula control, raw material administration, creative, and education) when necessary.
  • Competence with computer systems available to R&D for formula management, requesting tests etc. (APEX, RDS and Microsoft programs needed for communication).
  • Do presentations to the network on various topics as needed.

Apply now or contact here for more info! minneapolis@apexlifesciences / 763-546-0512 (ID 869004)

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law.