Senior Scientist, Consumer & Industrial - CP Kelco

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Date: Jan 16, 2022

Location: Atlanta, GA, US

Company: JM Huber Corporation

Portfolio Business: CP Kelco 

CP Kelco is a leading producer of specialty ingredients which are added to improve texture, consistency, and stability in food, pharmaceutical and industrial products. Our products are derived from renewable raw materials found in nature for use in jam, fruit and milk drinks, confectionery products as well as industrial applications. We work across the whole value chain from natural raw materials to customers’ end products. CP Kelco is part of the JM Huber Corporation, one of the largest privately held, family owned companies in the United States.  With approximately $2.3 billion in sales and 4,000 employees worldwide, we have a combined material presence in more than 20 countries.


Where permitted by applicable law, candidate must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered for U.S.-based job, if not currently employed by J.M. Huber Corporation or one of it's affiliates.

Position Summary

The role is for a Consumer and Industrial (C&I) Sr. Scientist within the Sales and Technical Services Group.  The role will be filled by an experienced formulation chemist, chemical engineer, or person with a degree in a closely related technical field.  You will provide customer and C&I applications for various projects and tasks including formulation, customer complaints and product performance investigation, prototype development and demonstration samples, and training of the Sales and Technical Service team. 

This will support applications in the personal care space, oral care, shampoos, body washes, sun care, skin care and cosmetics, household care, fabric care as well as Industrial applications. The working environment stimulates creativity, encourages personal development and risk-taking.  You must be open to solving problems, creating value, collaborative and customer obsessed. These projects are shorter with quick turnaround times.


Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Hands-on, laboratory-based position solving problems for global customers.
  • Individual contributor with experience in hydrocolloids and personal care, household care, fabric care and industrial applications.
  • Develops and applies knowledge used to implement and/or improve tools, techniques, and work processes.
  • Able to research and develop formulations in various C&I areas to highlight the benefits of our bio gums.
  • Develop and provide training on CP Kelco hydrocolloids to Sales and Technical Service teams
  • Willingness to travel occasionally (5-10% of time) including possible overseas trips to Europe and Asia.
  • Must be able to work in safe manner according to Huber principles and values.

Specialized/Technical Knowledge or Required Skills

  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or related discipline and 10 years of experience or a master’s degree and 5 years of related experience (personal care; skincare, oral care, sun care or cosmetics, household care or fabric care is required).
  • Prefer experience with hydrocolloids.
  • Knowledge of trends in skincare, personal care cosmetic science, laundry, or fabric care
  • Experienced in the use of rheometers and knowledge of common rheological properties and other lab equipment such as particle analyzers and viscometers.
  • Demonstrated experience with surfactants and emulsion systems.
  • Experience with water-based polymers and how they are used to stabilize consumer products.
  • Demonstrates capabilities to use scientific methods in experimental design
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills
  • Strong teaming, collaboration, and problem-solving skills


J.M. Huber Corporation is an EEO/AAP employer. Pre-employment drug screening is required.


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta