R&D Chemist II in Los Angeles, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 7/15/2018

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Job Description

Apex Life Sciences is seeking an experienced R&D Chemist  to work for a personal care company in the San Fernando Valley! This is a direct hire opportunity!


  • Make daily batches based on Optiva Workflows assigned by Management.
  • Prepare paperwork (Evaluation Sheet, C of A) and labels for submission.
  • Adjust batches and validate specifications as necessary.
  • Knowledge of ingredient deck listing.
  • Knowledge of rules and regulation (FDA, CTFA, PCPC) for global formulation.
  • Attend cosmetic seminars and meetings.
  • Maintain housekeeping in conformance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) standards.
  • Prepare and document in writing, specifications for various batches.
  • Accurately enter formulas into Optiva and Lab Notebooks.
  • Perform and monitor stability testing on R&D batches.
  • Ability to color match batches.  Troubleshooting.  Investigate out-of-specifications (OOS).
  • Flexible and willing to perform other duties as needed (fill lab batches into components, prepare evaluation sheets and labels).
  • Oversee/supervise pilot and first three (if needed) production batches throughout the manufacturing process.
  • Calibrate R&D Lab Equipment as needed.
  • Perform other duties and assignments as instructed by R&D Management.
  • Request new raw material samples.  Test and release new raw material samples.
  • Assist other Lab Personnel as needed.
  • Assist R&D Management with company audits or in preparation of audits.


  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemistry and/or Biochemistry, or related science field.
  • At least 3-5 years experience as an R&D Chemist in the personal care industry.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Computer Skills.