Job Description


Principal Scientist (Head of hair care products & claims)

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£50,000 - £60,000 Per Annum
Job Requirements/Description
This is a great opportunity for a Principal level Scientist to become Head of Hair Science and Claims with a global company with a strong brand. Based just outside of Cambridge in the product R&D Facility. The Head of Hair Science and Claims will lead a team of scientists and working with marketing managers, project managers, engineers, and external consultants to develop, support, and test a range of technically leading hair care products. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Deliver hair science research programs internally to build understanding, knowledge, and value to the brand. Supporting Marketing and Legal teams in the risk assessment of new product claims, communicated on the packaging, online, and at point of sale. Draw upon third-party expertise to ensure substantiation of product performance supported by scientific claims. Manage and support the Hair Science and Claims team in the setup, analysis, and interpretation of test results and coaching incorrect experimental methods and practices. KEY SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES Ideally, minimum 2:1 degree educated in physics, chemistry, or material science with good scientific method possibly with post graduate degree or post-doctorate experience. The role would suit a physicist, materials scientist, bio-chemist, or chemical engineer and will expose the person to new technologies at various stages of development. Significant and demonstrable post-graduate experience working in a relevant business. Previous experience working within consumer product development (desirable). Previous experience with product testing and statistical analysis (desirable). Previous experience working on hair care products (desirable). Energy and enthusiasm for product development working in a highly dynamic environment. Exceptional planning and organising skills working within exacting timescales. Actively seeks to build and develop relationships both internally and externally. To apply for this role please forward your resume in word format with a covering email stating your availability and an overview of your background in the development of hair care products. Reference: D&M-(phone number removed) Role: Principal Scientist - Head of Hair and Claims Location: Cambridge Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 Benefits: Holiday + Bank, Health, Pension, and other great fringe benefits. RHL Recruitment is an employment agency and recruitment consultancy
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