The Estee Lauder Companies Senior Chemist - Suncare Formulation in Melville, New York

Senior Chemist - Suncare Formulation

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Departments


The Senior Chemist is responsible for the development of new skincare products or modifications of existing ones primarily focused on suncare. Is assigned many projects of different degrees of complexity. Ensures the timely completion of product development activities. May direct the activities of 0-2 people.

Key Responsibilities

  • Skilled in global sunscreen (daily wear and beach, face and body) formulation expertise with knowledge of using in-vitro SPF testing and rheological methods.

  • Experienced in formulating a variety of product forms including continuous spray, sprayable emulsions, creams, lotions, and sticks.

  • Actively develops commercially feasible new skincare products with innovative aesthetics with minimum supervision. In addition to suncare, the skin care products may include moisturizers, cleansers, anti-acne, etc.

  • Knowledge of global sunscreen regulations, industry trends and technologies.

  • Develops own approach and project plan for the delivery of the project. Makes creative and innovative contributions to product formulation.

  • Resolves product or process problems and contributes in establishing manufacturing procedures from lab to pilot scale to large scale production

  • Follows established product launch time-line and keeps laboratory management informed of project progress. Makes project direction recommendations.

  • Stays abreast of developments in the cosmetic field and proposes innovative technologies and emerging trend opportunities.

  • Interfaces with all R&D departments & support groups, QA, Technical Services, Manufacturing and NY Product Development Department.




Minimum B.S. Degree in relevant scientific field. Chemical Engineering degree strongly preferred.


  • 5 years technical experience in the cosmetic industry.

  • Experience in developing/formulating sunscreens with proficiency in emulsion chemistry.


Proficient in using colorimeter, spectrophotometer, Labsphere, solar simulator.

Job: Research & Development

Primary Location: Americas-US-NY-Melville

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Travel: No

Job Number: 163418