Position Open - Posted Tuesday, October 9th 2018

Director of Research & Innovation

Seattle WA Executive Level Full Time Production Tiny 8020

Quick Facts

  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Salary Range:
  • Home or Centralized Office: Centralized
  • Reports to: TBD

About The Position


The Director of Research & Innovation will lead the creation of new skin care development. This key role will help drive our speed-to-market and innovation initiatives through the design, development, and execution of groundbreaking formulations.

  • Discover novel and effective ingredients and stay abreast of new research and formulation techniques
  • Drive all new innovation and technology through the Ideation process
  • Hands on development of blue sky innovation projects
  • Apply advanced scientific and formulation knowledge to new products and oversee formulary approvals throughout development
  • Manage our in-house formulations lab
  • Oversee all GMP testing and formula safety
  • Oversee all new formula scale-up and tech transfers
  • Lead all external clinical testing
 Requirements and Qualifications

  • Outstanding interpersonal and written communication
  • Able to handle multiple projects under tight deadlines
  • Enthusiastic and passionate about skincare and creating new effective formulations and improving current formulations.
  • Self-sufficient and able to work independently, as well as in team settings
  • Strong laboratory skills, organization, and attention to detail
  • Has created new successful products for other companies
  • Strong Background in skin physiology and current skincare theory
  • Masters in Chemistry or a related science field or equal work experience
  • Knowledge of dermatology, physiology, and skincare in general
  • Strong knowledge of personal care ingredients, chemistry, and stability
  • Ability to objectively read and interpret scientific studies
  • General understanding of global regulatory formula requirements
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience formulating effective skin care products that have resulted in successful launches in a range of formats (creams, lotions, gels, liquids)
  • Experience with formula transfer, manufacturing, and trouble-shooting stability issues
  • Experience with GMP & GLP guidelines
Note:  At any time, with our without notice, Paula’s Choice reserves the right to add/delete/change the position’s requirements.
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Paula's Choice

HQ: Seattle, WA