Northwest Cosmetic Labs

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Cosmetic Chemist

Employment Status: Full-Time/Regular
Reports To: R&D Lab Manager
Location: Idaho Falls
Shift(s): Day

Job Summary:

NCL is a custom formulation manufacturing company. Cosmetic Chemists need to work with the customers and sales team to develop customer specific products based off product briefs. In addition, Chemist work together to develop unique and innovative product concepts.

Duties and Responsibilites:

  • Research and develop new and innovative products.
  • Reverse engineer current formulas.
  • Implement and maintain processes and procedures.
  • Responsible for first time product batches.
  • Maintains close involvement with customers, Project Managers, and Regional Sales Reps while samples are being produced and shipped.
  • Maintains a good working relationship with raw material suppliers.
  • Makes batches of formulations to evaluate internally and to send to customers when needed.
  • Works with marketing to call out raw materials for marketing presentations.


  • 2yrs of experience with research and development of Personal Care & Cosmetic products.
  • BS in Chemistry or related sciences preferred.
  • Flexibility and ability to handle multiple tasks in a short amount of time.
  • Performs work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Performs work using good organizational and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of personal computers.
  • Works with minimum supervision.
  • Extensive knowledge of raw materials.

Equipment Operated:

  • pH meter
  • Viscometer
  • Rotary mixer

Why Northwest Cosmetic Labs?

Northwest Cosmetic Labs offers a competitive benefits package to all of its full-time employees. Some of the excellent benefits include paid time off, paid holidays, bereavement, 401k options, health benefits, bonuses, company-sponsored family events, competitive pay, and much more.

Northwest Cosmetic Labs (NCL) was founded in 1995 in a small, rented office located near Channing Way in Idaho Falls. NCL, in its 21 years of business, has become a powerhouse in the cosmetic manufacturing arena, working with some of today's top prestigious cosmetic brands. NCL is known for their unique process that brings a concept to customers. This process, dubbed the Cosmovation Process™, infuses innovation into every step, helping to successfully bring cosmetics into the hands of the customer.

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Northwest Cosmetic Labs

200 Technology Drive

Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401

P: 208.522.6723