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Unilever Scientist, Analytical Chemistry in Boston, Massachusetts

Scientist, Analytical Chemistry

Boston, MA (


  • Implement long-term strategy build of analytical capabilities in support of the research and development of new hair care technology and products

  • Develop new methods to analyze for active ingredients in complex cosmetic formulations

  • Develop novel methods to substantiate claims for Living Proof proprietary technology

  • Routinely operate, troubleshoot, maintain and interpret data from GC/MS, HPLC, GPC, FTIR, Raman and other instrumentation

  • Author and review analytical test methods, validation reports, standard operating procedures, and technical reports

  • Assist in developing the analytical skills of less experienced chemistDevelop and manage relations with external CROs

  • Present and discuss results and progress to a cross functional team

  • Assist with QA/QC activities as needed


  • PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or closely related field. Or MS with relevant industry experience.

  • 3-5 years of relevant primary analytical laboratory experience (i.e. method development, instrument troubleshooting was the primary function of your role)

  • Proven problem solving and strong critical thinking skills

  • Highly motivated to work both independently and on small teams; embracing change and risk, and exhibiting flexibility

  • Demonstrates an innovative spirit along with the ability to apply technical knowledge in insightful and creative ways

  • Very strong interpersonal skills, written and oral communication skills

  • Exhibits excellent organization, planning and multi-tasking skills; must be capable of handling multiple projects/tasks at the same time

Preferred Skills

  • Significant hands on experience with HPLC and/or GC/MS, including instrument maintenance, method development, method validation, and quantitation activities

  • Experience analyzing polymers and/or proteins by GPC or other methods

  • Practical work on analyzing and preparing complex sample matrices including, but not limited to: emulsions, gels, waxes, aerosols

  • In-depth knowledge of FTIR and Raman data interpretation, processing and chemometric modeling

  • Strong knowledge and experience with data analysis and statistical software such as JMP

  • Experience with Agilent Chemstation or Masshunter software

  • Knowledge in analysis techniques of hair and/or proteins

  • Experience working in a GMP/GLP/ISO9001 environment, and knowledge of relevant regulatory guidelines (FDA, ICH, ISO, REACH, etc)

  • A passion and enthusiasm for innovation will be an asset.