Senior Formulation Chemist - Bristol - Salary DOE


An exciting opportunity for a skilled Formulation Chemist to join a personal care manufacturer and play a key role in developing and optimising their formulations. This position is newly created as part of ongoing business growth. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of chemical principles and experience in creating and testing new formulations for various products

Senior Formulation Chemist - Bristol - Salary DOE


  • Develop and optimise new product formulations using a variety of chemical compounds and ingredients.
  • Conducting laboratory experiments and follow stability and compatibility testing of approved formulations.
  • Analyse data and provide technical reports on formulation properties, performance, and stability.
  • Collaborate with other team members, including engineers and product managers, to ensure that formulations meet product specifications and project timelines.
  • Stay current with industry trends and new developments in the field of formulation chemistry.
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and keep detailed records of experiments and test results.
  • Follow laboratory safety procedures and maintain a safe and clean working environment.
  • Generating INCIs.
  • Manage the transfer from lab to manufacturing and advise on risk in scale up.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Chemistry or a related field.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in formulation chemistry, preferably in the development of consumer products.
  • Knowledge of chemical principles, including organic and inorganic chemistry, as well as experience working with various chemical compounds and ingredients.
  • Knowledge of EU / UK / US Cosmetics Directive.
  • Experience with laboratory equipment and techniques.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyse data and make recommendations for optimisation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to clearly present technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Confident and self-driven.


  • Pension and employee perks.
  • Generous employee / friends & family discounts on products.
  • Wellbeing support from Bright HR & access to various well-being initiatives & tips.
  • Lovely facilities in great locations, with drinks and snacks provided, along with fun social events.

If you have a passion for developing innovative products and enjoy working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

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