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Johnson & Johnson
Full Time
Skillman, NJ 08558
$78,625 - $106,375 a year
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Job description

Johnson & Johnson is recruiting for a Scientist, Skin Health R&D PPI Body, located in Skillman, NJ.

The Scientist will support the product development of regional and global projects for new Body Moisturizers and Cleansers. He or she will work closely with their manger and team to understand how to improve and build on our Body pipeline initiatives. They will also partner closely with all functions responsible for launching a product to help assess risk, understand, and proactively solve for potential hurdles to ensure successful new product launches.

Responsibilities and primary duties include formulation prototype development and batching, including stability and consumer evaluation, attending project update meetings and project related documentation. Excellent communication skills together with the ability to manage complexity are must-have prerequisites.


He/she will develop Body formulations and processes and execute deliverables for regional and global projects while collaborating with cross functional partners to ensure all timeline deliverables are met. Responsibilities of the Scientist:

  • The person will own the development of regional and global projects for new Body Moisturizer and Cleanser products under the supervision of their manager. He/she will formulate products by incorporating consumer insights, Marketing and R&D feedback, perform all formulation tasks including batching, stabilities, Sophia, Concerto and TRU entries, have the proactive foresight of potential project obstacles and develop risk mitigation plans and troubleshoot formulation issues.
  • The candidate will develop a technical expertise in Body Moisture and Cleansing technologies
  • The candidate will collaborate with cross functional teams (Packaging, Tech Transfer, Marketing, Project Manager, Claims COE, Consumer Science, Safety, Tox, Micro, RMC, etc.…) to ensure all project deliverables are met and on-time.
  • He/she will interact with suppliers to bring in new technologies and collaborate with platform team and skincare research bio-delivery teams to implement new technologies and optimize the delivery and efficacy of those actives.
  • He/she will proactively analyze trends and understand our competitive set and how our products can improve on points of uniqueness and differentiation to truly delight the consumer.
  • He/she will plan and organize projects, proactively identify areas of risk associated with projects/ ideas/ platforms and evaluate all opportunities to minimize or solve potential issues either internally or externally. Participate in operational project teams.
  • He/she will be responsible for the technical transfer of products from a manufacturability and formulation standpoint including the scale up of lab formulations to commercial size, trouble shoot processes and carry out APR activities. The scope of work will include:
  • Product and process development/process scale-up
  • Identification of critical process parameters at the lab, pilot, and full manufacturing scales
  • Product/process specification development
  • Process validation.
  • Executing the technical aspects of projects,
  • Interacting with and/or leading cross-functional teams to implement timely new product introductions.
  • Working under the supervision of department managers to drive technical resolutions in manufacturing
  • Troubleshooting product issues under aggressive and sometimes compressed timelines.

The anticipated base pay range for this position is $78,625 to $106,375 annually.



A minimum of a bachelor’s degree with 2-4 years of experience OR a master’s degree with 0-1 years of experience is required. A degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Pharmacy, material science or other science or engineering discipline is preferred.


  • Ability to work cross-functionally in a team environment while being an individual contributor is required.
  • MS Office (Word and Excel) proficiency, excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Solid presentation skills are required.


  • Experience with consumer products, such as skin care, emulsions, cleansers, hair care, oral care, baby care and/or deodorant products is highly preferred.
  • Good technical foundation of formulated products including emulsions, surfactants, suspensions, structured liquids, and an understanding of material chemistry is preferred.
  • Experience in process development/process scale-up is preferred.
  • Working with external manufacturing vendors is a preferred.
  • Familiarity with cGMP and other regulatory requirements is helpful.

Other: Must be proficient in the English language. This position is based Skillman, NJ, and will require up to 10% travel both domestic and international Travel.

At Johnson & Johnson, we’re on a mission to change the trajectory of health for humanity. That starts by creating the world’s healthiest workforce. Through cutting-edge programs and policies, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our employees and the ones they love. As such, candidates offered employment must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or secure an approved accommodation prior to the commencement of employment to support the well-being of our employees, their families and the communities in which we live and work.

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

For more information on how we support the whole health of our employees throughout their wellness, career and life journey, please visit www.careers.jnj.com .

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