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  • R&D Chemist needed in Newbury Park California

    Posted by cosdev on June 23, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    “A contract manufacturer located in Newbury Park,
    CA, is seeking an R&D Chemist with 3+ years experience in personal care who
    can take on multiple duties within the organization. We are looking for a
    self-motivated person with strong communication skills and a great attitude.
    The candidate will work on creative and innovative formulations, validating
    formulas, scale up, optimizing cost, IL’s, stability and compatibility studies.
    Candidate must have a BS in Chemistry or related science field. Work schedule
    is 10 hours/day, 4 days/week from Monday to Thursday. If interested email your
    resume to jfernanconsulting@gmail.com

    Bobzchemist replied 8 years, 12 months ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Bobzchemist

    June 23, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    This is one of the things that somewhat depresses me about being a cosmetic chemist. 

    A job with this level of experience and responsibility usually pays about $60,000/yr. - $80,000/yr., pretty much regardless of whether you work in the New York metro area, the Chicago metro area, or the Los Angeles metro area. You might even make a little less if you are away from these centers of cosmetic R&D. And yet, the cost of living in these places is very different.
    I could never afford to live in the LA area, as much as I’d like to.
  • belassi

    June 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    10 hour days! :(

  • MarkBroussard

    June 24, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    $1.25 million for a 1,500 sq ft house!

  • cosdev

    June 30, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Thats not a realistic price. I have a friend that just bought a 1800sf on the beach for under 500k. Theres affordable living in this area. 

  • Bobzchemist

    June 30, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Yeah, but…an average 1,800 square foot house goes for $180-$200,000 in Kennesaw, GA. Total cost would be (slightly) under $1,000/month. A $500,000 house would cost at least twice that monthly. And then there’s taxes…

    But, location counts. It’s just that my salary goes so much further down here. And I could expect a reasonable cost of living increase if I wound up moving back to the NY metro area. But the folks in CA seem to think that I should be just fine working in California for about what I’m making here in Georgia - mostly because there are plenty of chemists already working for about that salary there.

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