Title Senior Natural Products Scientist
Categories Industry
Organization Chromocell Corporation
Location North Brunswick, NJ
Job Information
POSITION Senior Natural Products Scientist

Chromocell Corporation is seeking a Senior Natural Products Scientist for the duration of a 3-6 month contract. The ideal candidate will have qualifications/experience to take the lead in scaling-up and cost optimizing the sourcing and industrial production of proprietary natural ingredients.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Identify and optimize make procedure at bench, pilot and industrial scale to manufacture natural ingredients in a safe, cost, reproducible and labor efficient way
  • Optimize material cost, conversion cost and yield of make procedures involving isolation (extraction, distillation, etc.) and purification of natural product from a botanical source or biomass
  • Optimize heat-induced reactions of natural compounds
  • Guide and interact with external solution providers as well as internal subject matter experts

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

  • In-depth technical know-how and specialization in solving difficult natural product and process chemistry problems
  • Extensive Experience in upscaling bench top procedures
  • Extensive experience with commercialization of complex processes / multistage unit operations
  • Excellent communication and coordination skills to evaluate external sources and solution providers.


  • MS preferred degree in Process Chemistry, Natural Product Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Pharmacognosy, Food Chemistry, Food Technology
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience with Natural Product and Process Chemistry
FULL-TIME/PART-TIME Independent Contractor
LOCATION Chromocell Corporation
EOE STATEMENT We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
OPEN DATE 4/7/2017

Title Sr Research Scientist, Plant and Natural Ingredient Science
Categories Industry
Organization Estée Lauder Companies
Location Melville, New York
Job Information

Sr Research Scientist, Plant and Natural Ingredient Science

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Departments


Position Summary:

This new position will leverage the most recent techniques and training in plant science and technology to drive innovation that:

eads to a continual stream of breakthrough technologies , measurement science and products:

pro-actively responds to rapid changes in regulation and link with all the main groups involved: and

keeps us continually scouting for and assessing emerging opportunities in the natural ingredients arena for beauty care.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Development of breakthrough technologies and products as well as breakthrough concepts by appying the newest advanbces in naturally derived ingredients and natural approaches to processing, product design and manufacturing
  • Proactive responsiveness to help drive reformulation efforts for regulation changes and credentialing
  • Shift our external innovation from a transaction process to breakthrough thinking with 3rd party naturals experts and suppliers to deliver new and commercializable innovations to support the brands.
  • Enhance the throughput and testing responsiveness with new skills to bring speed and impact to oiur innovation program
  • Assist head of Skin Biology & BioActives in defining the strategy for developing new technologies that deliver sustained benefits in skin and scalp.
  • Help with strategic partners collaborations (ex: IFF and others)
  • Help for scientific credentialing (writing, presentations, …) and represent ELC as expert in the science of naturals
  • Keep updated in new research in biological actives and identify & assess emerging innovation opportunities as well as new collaborators


  • Ph.D. in Plant Science a plus
  • Minimum 4 years relateable experience
  • Knowledge in Biology and Chemistry
  • Experience in leading projects
  • Experience in building relationships with key players
  • Experience in regulatory compliance
  • Ability to work independently and in team and excellent oral/written communication skills

Job: Research & Development

Primary Location: Americas-US-NY-Melville

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Job Number: 175273


Title Research Scientist– Natural Product Downstream Purification & Analysis
Categories Industry
Organization Conagen Inc.
Location Bedford, MA
Job Information

Overview: We are currently seeking a research scientist to support projects related to novel complex natural product isolation and structure determination. This position will focus on downstream purification and analysis. The candidate is expected to have a strong background in natural product extraction and purification, and analytical chemistry. Strong technical, organizational, and communication skills are essential.

Responsibility: * Routinely perform isolation, extraction, distillations, purification, structure elucidation, structural characterization, and phytochemistry

  • Comprehensive experience in chromatography for isolation and purification of natural products and extracts with normal and reverse phase HPLC (analytical and preparative scale), GC, TLC, semi-preparative LC, and GPC. Ability to decipher NMR data for structural characterization.
  • Expertise in analytical method development and validation for Natural Products and Metabolite Identification and Quantification by HPLC
  • Work with cross functional groups to deliver natural product expertise and Analytical science input.
  • Manage research projects to achieve milestones in a timely manner. This includes independently leads projects from planning though analysis, experimental design, always to reporting.
  • Routinely track and document results in laboratory notebooks and databases. * Analyze, summarize, and present experimental results to team leader and other team members.


  • Master’s or Ph.D. degree in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering or related discipline with relevant industrial experience;
  • Strong background in downstream purification and analysis;
  • 2 or more years’ work experience in an industrial setting is highly preferred;
  • Familiarity with analytical techniques for intermediates and final product detection such as spectrophotometers and HPLC;
  • Must be highly motivated and able to work independently while also possessing exceptional communication and teamwork skills.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer – and celebrate our employees’ differences, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or Veteran status.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Master’s

Required experience:

  • downstream purification and analysis work: 2 years

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