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

Date Posted: 11/15/2018

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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.

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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. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.