Reporting to Director of R&D Product Chemistry the Senior Scientist will interact with a variety of scientists to further understand how our product chemistry relates to product performance. The ability to build trust and credibility with members of the product development functions is a must. It is expected that good laboratory practices are part of the ways of working.
This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following:
Why you? Basic Qualifications:
- Lead the polymer characterization efforts within the Product Chemistry group which includes building new capabilities where gaps exist
- Utilize testing equipment to collect trace levels of nitrosamine in raw material and finished product
- Maintain polymer characterization instrumentation
- Engage in compatibility studies of polymer materials with low mass API's and other excipients
- Incorporate new polymer material offering based on structure/property/process relations to increase stability and functionality of formulations
- Communicate experimental results to technical and non-technical people alike
- Influence formulation development through preformulation studies
We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
- PhD in Chemistry (specialization: Material Science, Physical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry)
- Training in chemistry principles
- Experience with Size Exclusion Chromatography
If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
Why Consumer Healthcare?
- 5 years experience PhD, 10 years experience with MSc.
- Experience specifically working in a laboratory for trace analysis of compounds
- Knowledge of polymer science
- Experience solving unexpected technical issues in the product development process
- Strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills;
- Ability to take risk with confidence, foster new technology and partner with others
Right now, we're on an incredible journey as we prepare to become the first independent, 100% focused consumer healthcare company. We're doing this at a time when the work we do has never mattered more. Better everyday health is about improving the health and wellness of the consumers that we touch every year - over a billion and a half of them - and it goes beyond products. It's about truly helping people manage their health proactively in different ways as consumer needs evolve.
With category leading brands such as Sensodyne, Voltaren and Centrum, built on trusted science and human understanding, and combined with our passion, knowledge and expertise, we're uniquely placed to do this and to grow a strong, successful business.
This is an exciting time to join us and help shape the future. It's an opportunity to be part of something special.Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
In Consumer Healthcare we embrace our diverse workforce by creating an inclusive environment that celebrates our unique perspectives, generates curiosity to create unmatched understanding of each other, and promotes fair and equitable outcomes for everyone.
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