Lab Technician (Pearl River, New York)

| New York, NY, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 53,000-60,000 Annually
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OLAPLEX, Inc. (Nasdaq: OLPX) is an innovative, science-enabled, technology-driven beauty company. We are founded on the principle of delivering effective, patent-protected and proven performance in the categories where we compete. We strive to empower our consumers to look as beautiful on the outside as they feel on the inside. We believe every person deserves to have healthy, beautiful hair, whether they are visiting a salon or caring for their hair at home.

OLAPLEX has been able to achieve phenomenal growth and we continuously seek exceptionally talented individuals who can support our innovation and creativity. Collaboration and flexibility are at the core of our commitment to each other and to the success of OLAPLEX.

About the Role: 

The Lab Technician, R&D Product Development (Haircare), is responsible for supporting the formulation team in all steps of formula development from ideation to final formulation. Primary responsibilities will be supporting the batching of newly developed products, reformulations, and new raw ingredient evaluations under the guidance of the Chemist formulation team, managing the daily activities and reporting associated with the stability testing program, supporting the internal performance testing of newly developed products, and coordinating/fulfilling the preparation of sample requests from cross-functional partners. The successful candidate is accustomed to working in a dynamic laboratory work environment and has a passion for the cosmetics industry, ideally with prior experience in batching cosmetic formulations. The work enables the development and commercialization of new products and qualification of starting materials and helps ensure the safety, quality, and regulatory compliance of the innovation portfolio and the base business.

  • Work with Chemist formulation team and support batching of new formulas and reformulation of existing products under their direction
  • Work with laboratory instrumentation to assist Chemist formulation team with their day-to-day requirements, including collection and recording of formula specifications (e.g. viscosity, pH, specific gravity)
  • Conduct and record stability testing results and summarize data for review with Chemists at each test period
  • Prepare (batch, fill packaging, label) and submit samples to cross-functional partners and external testing laboratories
  • Use laboratory notebook and IT system to promote good documentation practices: record new formulations, manufacturing process, specifications
  • Partner with Chemist formulation team to identify & evaluate novel raw materials for future projects
  • Support the laboratory by regularly calibrating equipment and instrumentation and keeping a log of calibration activities
  • Partner with Chemist formulation team to conduct various performance tests on developmental formulations using in-house instrumentation and prepare data summary reports
  • Support Package Development Team with filling of samples for testing purposes

About You:  

  • High school diploma or Associate in Science degree
  • 3+ years laboratory experience. Background in cosmetic batching preferred
  • Ability and desire to apply a broad range of Analytical techniques and methods
  • Ability to occasionally lift heavy objects and stand for long periods of time to support batching
  • Team player with the ability to communicate effectively with partners in the innovation process
  • Proactive self-starter with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment
  • Organized and highly detail-oriented with the ability to utilize Microsoft Excel and other technology platforms to record data and observations

We'd love to have you apply, even if you don't feel you meet every single requirement. What's most important to us is finding authentic and accountable people who feel connected to our mission and values, not just candidates who check off all the boxes. We are looking for someone who will bring all their expertise, learn, and grow with us.

Our Total Rewards: 

The annual base pay for this position is $53,000 - $60,000 with eligibility for an annual bonus. The actual base pay will vary based on factors such as qualifications, years of relevant experience, skill level, functional expertise, certificates or other professional licenses held and geographic location.

  • Competitive compensation 
  • Work/Life Balance: Flexible paid time off, 11 paid holidays, and flexible work schedules
  • Wellness: Company Contribution to Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance for Employees and their Families, Company Paid Employee Life Insurance, Optional additional Life Insurance, and Short and Long-Term Disability Coverage Options, Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account with Company Reimbursement
  • Parental Leave: Up to 18 weeks for all new birthing-parents and up to 10 weeks for all non-birthing new parents 
  • Financial Well-being: Roth and 401k plans: 100% match up to the first 4% and is immediately vested
  • Professional Development Reimbursement Program: Career development is as important to us as we know it is to you! 
  • Culture: Our team has an “attitude of gratitude” and a shared passion for our brand. Join our culture committee and/or DE&I champion team to play a role in building and sustaining our “secret sauce" 
  • Products: Twenty (20) free products per year, plus a friends and family discount 

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

At OLAPLEX, we support and stand up for our community with our talent, content, messages, and product offering. We strive to build and nurture a culture where a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion is instinctive. Our deep sense of passion and pride in what we do, both as individuals and as a company, unifies our shared commitment to 'do well and do good'. We recognize and celebrate different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds and know they create a stronger and more creative work environment.  

OLAPLEX is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other characteristics protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.

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Olaplex Inc operates in the Beauty industry. Olaplex Inc was founded in 2014. It has 187 total employees. To see all 12 open jobs at Olaplex Inc, click here.
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