Analytical Chemist
Avon Products, Inc. - Suffern, NY

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We are currently seeking an Analytical Chemist to join our Product Safety & Integrity group. The Analytical Chemist will work with minimal supervision. Primary responsibilities include conducting routine testing and evaluation of raw ingredients, finished products, maintaining updated raw ingredient specifications and negotiating specifications with suppliers as needed. In addition, the individual will interact closely with R&D technical groups (Toxicology, Microbiology, Regulatory, Analytical, Product Development, etc) to resolve RI issues. The candidate must be capable of maintaining accurate records of experiments including the preparation of written reports summarizing results.

        B.S. or M.S. in Chemistry or a related discipline and 0-2 years experience in the cosmetic, chemical, food, or pharmaceutical industry. Working knowledge of Analytical methodology and chemical terminology is necessary. Laboratory experience using analytical methods is preferred. Knowledge of US and European regulations pertaining to cosmetics is a plus. Excellent team and interpersonal skills is a must. Computer skills (including familiarity with spreadsheet programs such as Access and Excel) are required. The candidate must exhibit attention to detail and excellent written and oral communication, organizational and problem-solving skills. The candidate must be flexible with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced highly matrixed environment. Project management skills and experience is preferred

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