Ashland Corporate

  • Senior Staff Scientist, Skin/Sun Care Group

    Job Locations US-NJ-Bridgewater
    Job Post Information* : 1 week ago(11/7/2018 12:06 PM)
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  • Overview

    Are you the kind of person that is always thinking, sketching, seeking, and adjusting? Who needs to understand how things work and then figure out how they can work better? Are you a passionate, tenacious, solver who loves to work with others who share your drive? Are you positive, constructive, and ingenious? Are you always solving?


    Then we’d like to meet you and bet you’d like to meet us.


    Ashland LLC has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Staff Scientist to join our Skin/Sun Care group at our Bridgewater, NJ facility.  This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the Applications function. This position will report to Senior Director R&D or Appointee.



    The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

    1. New product development and Continuing Product Support
    • Drive innovation within application projects to meet customer needs/market trends
    • Evaluate pre-launch technologies for application.
    • Support the segment market plans with the development of sales tools - formulations and application data.
    1. R&D Leadership and External Cooperation
    • Work closely with Marketing to communicate new innovations to the market
    • Work closely with the synthesis and support groups to adapt proprietary technologies into aesthetically superior skin care products.
    • Develop novel methods to demonstrate raw material benefits.
    1. Customer Development and Education
    • Interface/collaborate with key customers (e.g. customer visits, lunch-and-learns, brainstorms)
    • Publish in trade journals and participate in conferences with presentations and posters.


    In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

    • MS/Ph.D. in Chemistry or other relevant discipline.
    • Minimum of 5-10 years hands-on formulation experience and a track record of launching new products within the Skin/Sun care markets.
    • Excellent knowledge base/experience in Skin/Sun Care applications.
    • Excellent communication skills (oral and written), good work ethic and positive attitude.
    • Good people skills and a self-starter.
    • Familiar with project management and works well in a team environment.
    • Good analytical/troubleshooting skills
    • Computer proficiency.

    The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:

    • Creative in developing novel prototypes to explore new skin/sun care appliations/benefits
    • Basic knowledge of the chemistry, physical features and consumer benefits of skin care raw materials.

    TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please select the Apply button. If no Apply button is provided, please visit Ashland's Career Center. Once there, enter job number 2018-7404 in the Keyword Search field to find this posting and apply on-line.


    NOTE:  We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.


    Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) is a premier, global specialty chemicals company serving customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical. At Ashland, we are approximately 6,500 passionate, tenacious solvers – from renowned scientists and research chemists to talented engineers and plant operators – who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems for customers in more than 100 countries. Our people are distinguished by their ability to create and apply specialized chemistry in ways that enable customers to amplify the efficacy, refine the usability, add to the allure, ensure the integrity, and improve the profitability of their products and applications. Visit to learn more. 


    Ashland. always solving


    We are passionate, tenacious, solvers who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


    Our people—molecular scientists, chemists, process engineers, logisticians, research scientists, economists, analysts, compliance auditors, salespeople, safety experts and more—are distinguished by their ability to create and apply specialized chemistry in ways that enable customers to amplify the efficacy, refine the usability, add to the allure, ensure the integrity, and improve the profitability of their products and applications.


    The Ashland Way


    Our vision, mission, way and values are the foundation for what makes Ashland, Ashland. What we aspire to accomplish, how we work every day toward that vision, and the way that we do things are what give substance to the promises we make to each other, customers and investors.


    Our vision is to make a better world by providing creative solutions through the application of specialty ingredients and materials.


    Our mission is to develop practical, innovative, and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


    Our way is to respect, protect, and advance the people we work with, companies we serve, shareholders who invest in our future, communities we’re a part of, and planet we share.


    Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation. 

    Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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