5 Places to Find Cosmetic Science Jobs

While learning how to become a cosmetic scientist is fun, it doesn’t do you much good if you don’t have a job. Sure, you could start your own company and we love to encourage people to do that, but if you are like most people, you’ll first get a job working for someone else.

Cosmetic Science Jobs

Here are a few places that you might find cosmetic science jobs.

Careers in Cosmetics
This is a site that helps connect employers with job seekers. You can post your resume and search for cosmetic science jobs by job title, company, and location. If you’re searching for a job in the beauty industry, you should be looking here.

This website takes aggregate results from a variety of online job search sites and puts them conveniently in one place. You can search by job title or location. It also gives you alternative terms which will help you expand your search. For example, if you search for cosmetic chemist, it will suggest cosmetic formulator.

This job search engine is much like Indeed.com but it seems to give slightly different results.

Many people are finding that Twitter can help them make connections with important people and are landing jobs directly. Here is an articles that gives you 50 tips on using Twitter to find a job. After you create your twitter presence, start following all the people in the cosmetic industry that you can find. You can start with this list of >20 cosmetic chemists on twitter.

Society of Cosmetic Chemists
Many of the SCC chapters have job listings in their monthly newsletters. Most of the chapters have websites where you can read their newsletters online. So, if you’re looking go to one of the SCC chapters (find them at the National SCC webpage) and look at their newsletters.

Finally, here is a list of 10 of the best job hunting websites as decided by DigitalTrends.com.

Is there a job finding website that we missed? Leave a comment below and let your fellow cosmetic chemists know.

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The job of a cosmetic chemist, or as they call it in the UK a cosmetic scientist, requires you to do a wide variety of things both in and out of the lab. Your main responsibility will be that of a formulator. This means you mix raw materials together to create cosmetic products like lipstick, nail polish, skin lotions, shampoos, toothpaste and any other type of personal care product.

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