Bayer Research Scientist, Formulation Development- Sun Care Outsourcing in Morristown, NJ, New Jersey
Your tasks and responsibilities
The primary responsibilities of this role, Research Scientist, Formulation Development- Sun Care Outsourcing are:
• The Research Scientist, Formulation Development (FD) performs development of Suncare products for the Personal care Innovation & Development (I&D) Unit. The Research Scientist-FD develops or oversees the 3rd party development of formulations and creation of technical documentation of new products by ensuring that all FD work is performed effectively, in the appropriate fashion, according to agreed-upon timelines, and at a high level of quality;
• He/she will manage their own projects and the 3rd party development of assigned projects and is responsible for prioritizing activities to effectively and efficiently deliver on commitments; • The Research Scientist-FD is instrumental in creating new products that delight the consumer. By overseeing the formulation function on his/her portfolio of projects; the Research Scientist-FD is critical in helping to realize products that enable Bayer to capitalize on market opportunities and unmet needs.
• By developing his/her own products in-house the Research scientist maintains experience with how Bayer goes to market, this expertise will be critical to facilitate 3rd party developed products going to market under the Bayer brands. The development of these 3rd party products is anticipated to take approximately 50% of this scientist’s efforts.
The Research Scientist-FD is responsible for ensuring execution of Formulation development activities by: - Managing of Formulation Development Projects with minimal supervision - Support identification of Formulation Development strategy for assigned projects - Clearly identify and escalate risks to Technical Sub-Team and Core Project Team - Coordinate and execute laboratory development activities - Provide I&D project team leadership by o Representing I&D on technical sub-teams, cross-function teams and core project teams (as required) o Ensuring that the Technical Sub-Team, core team and senior management have accurate view of technical risks and challenges - Coordinate and oversee 3rd party external development activities by providing technical leadership and accountability for delivering required products on time and within budget - Support development and/or author technical documentation to support launch and regulatory approval of projects (i.e. Development Plans and Reports and Technical Regulatory Documentation) - Identify and test potential formulations by: o Proposing formulations consistent with business priorities o Working with Analytical Development to determine experimental and stability test requirements o Ensuring Formulation Reports are written and approved o Ensuring Development Reports are written and approved o Aligning with Analytical Development on data and conclusions for product testing and stability
Who you are
Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE (Leadership, Integrity, Flexibility, and Efficiency) values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following: The Research Scientist-FD requires, at a minimum, one of the following sets of qualifications: • A Bachelor’s Degree in Science, or international equivalent, with six (6) or more years of proven experience; • A Master’s Degree in Science, or international equivalent, with two (2) or more years of proven experience; • Experience working on Suncare products including products made for the US suncare market that meet high SPF >50 and 80 minute water resistant criteria set by the US Sunscreen Monograph; ideally with experience developing both lotions and sprays; • Experience in Project Management, Process Scale Up, Analytical Development and 3rd party product development with a proven track record of delivering NPD Launches and leading execution of innovative new sunscreen products. • Experience with global sunscreen requirements and experience launching global new and modified products a strong plus; • Team player that builds strong relationships and can manage teams without direct authority.
Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.
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