Research Scientist

Employer
KavoKerr
Location
Orange, California
Salary
Competitive and comprehensive employee benefits package
Posted
Oct 22, 2018
Closes
Jan 18, 2019
Ref
KAV003269-ACS
Job Type
Full time

Job Description:

  • Translate products’ concepts/insights into fast prototyping to evaluate technical feasibility.
  • Independently plan and execute research in support of assigned development projects. 
  • Design and carry out experimental work using appropriate methods and instrumentation to scientifically confirm efficacy, stability, compatibility and reliability of formulation.
  • Responsible for GLP studies (e.g., formula efficacy, toxicity, product chemistry, etc.), and supports clinical studies, regulatory submission, manufacturing scale-up and commercial launches by designing and executing overall formulation development strategies.
  • Independently plan schedule of research according to project’s timetable, and establish daily or weekly routines to meet project timetable. 
  • Record experimental data according to established procedures, makes calculations, evaluates results, makes recommendations and maintains accurate records of work.
  • Regularly applies scientific theory to reach conclusions based upon data analysis. 
  • Present scientific data and recommendation to influence internal stakeholder and drive project direction. 
  • Identify capability and safety gaps in laboratory. Independently develops solutions and drive the implementation.
  • Regularly review scientific journals, patents, regulatory database, new technologies and competitive products to drive competitive advantages of product development pipelines.
  • Handle initial patent disclosure and IP of new or existing outside technologies. Conveying all known patent and IP research to internal organization.
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of new and existing products. 
  • Estimated 5% travel will be required for this position.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry or chemical engineering with 0-3 years of industry or post-doctoral/start-up environments are highly preferred; M.S with significant experience would be considered.
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge in wet chemistry and analytical chemistry (e.g., chromatography)
  • In-depth understanding of colloid & surfactant science.
  • Extensive hands-on experience in liquid formulation development.
  • Understanding of EPA/FDA regulated products is a plus.

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