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Formulation Chemist

Debut Biotech is a high-growth company located in sunny San Diego, CA. At the heart of our ethos is the ability of synthetic biology to create over 60% of the material inputs for society to provide a sustainable future. While many have attempted to achieve this goal using traditional fermentation, no platform can convert low-cost renewable feedstocks into ANY material; our advanced biomanufacturing platform will be the first. At Debut, we promise that your day-to-day innovation will drive us closer to realizing this critical vision and that failure is OK when shooting for the stars; if you’re not failing, you’re not pushing hard enough. We genuinely believe that Debut will be THE biomanufacturing company and the vision for a better tomorrow motivates our team. If you are passionate, like fast-paced innovation and close-knit teams, then Debut is for you.

As a member of the Testing Platform team, you will work as a Formulation Chemist to support development of skincare products. This position is for an individual who enjoys working at the bench in a fast-paced environment looking to develop innovative formulas with new raw materials. The successful candidate will have experience in skincare, color cosmetics, and a working knowledge of raw materials and processing techniques for each of these categories.

Qualifications:

  • BA or BS in chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry, or related field
  • 3-5 years of previous formulation experience
  • Knowledge of skin biology and emulsion technology
  • Knowledge of color cosmetics and ability to color match
  • Understanding of components and packaging requirements for color cosmetics
  • Experience with formula scaleup
  • Understanding of testing requirements necessary for product launch

Other:

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Must be willing to work with biohazardous agents (up to BSL2).
  • Work requires sufficient hand, arm, and finger dexterity to operate computer keyboard and office equipment. Laboratory operations require dexterity and care to perform studies as required.
  • The R&D laboratory will result in exposure to hot and cold temperatures, noise, fumes, limited dust, and oily coolants.
  • Requires walking, climbing stairs, bending and occasional lifting of material up to fifty (50) pounds.
  • The performance of this position will present exposure to an industrial environment and requires support and compliance with the published Company PPE policy including but not limited to the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses with side shields, appropriate attire, safety shoes, hard hat, hearing protection, etc.
  • Debut Biotech is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

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