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Associate Scientist - Research & Development

Keystone Industries
Gibbstown, NJ
  • Expired: February 28, 2023. Applications are no longer accepted.
Company Overview

We are passionate about our employees. We strive to create an environment that is stimulating and motivating and a culture that fosters mutual respect, teamwork, and career development. Come join the Keystone team so we can build your career together!

In addition to competitive starting salaries, we offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, perks and programs that provide our employees the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Please visit our website at to learn more about Keystone Industries and career opportunities.

Position Details:

Work Schedule: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Gibbstown, NJ

Job Functions
  • Match colors in various cosmetic mediums including fingernail coatings.
  • Develop and verify formulas.
  • Perform cost analysis of formulations.
  • Operate analytical equipment.
  • Create, maintain, and organize color standards for production and QC.
  • Create, maintain, and organize physical laboratory notebook.
  • Create, maintain, and organize electronic documentation.
  • Test and evaluate new raw materials, intermediates, and finished products.
  • Perform stability testing for color fading and product stability per GLP guidelines.
  • Utilize appropriate spectrophotometric techniques and software as needed to match and document color.
  • Interact with laboratories, sales teams, and customers in other global locations.
  • Identify important scale up parameters and plant equipment to safely manufacture new pigmented formulations.
  • Complete projects and prepare reports/project summaries, as required.
  • Work safely with hazardous chemicals and waste.
  • Participate in general upkeep of the laboratory.
  • Perform basic formula generation/data review tasks in New Product Launch software.


  • 0-2 years' experience in a laboratory environment.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Good mathematical skills - unit conversion, ratio, percentage.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Computer proficient.
  • Proficiency with MS Office - especially Excel.
  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Good decision-making skills.

  • 4-year college degree in a technical field (Chemistry, Bio-chemistry, Biology, Engineering or similar).

Physical Demands and Environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Physical Demands: Employee is required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. Ability to wear/use personal protective equipment as required such as lab coat, goggles, gloves, masks, etc.
  • Work Environment: This position requires one to work both in an office environment and a lab. Ability to work in an upright and /or stationary position for 6-8 hours per day. Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists to operate lab equipment. On occasion, may be exposed to light fumes or airborne particles.

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans
  • Company-sponsored Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) - Medical, Dependent Care, & Commuter
  • 401K Plan with 3% Employer Contribution
  • Voluntary Term Life/AD&D Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Accident and Critical Illness Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Pet Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Weekly Pay
  • Paid Holidays
  • Fitness Membership (Cherry Hill/Myerstown)
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Scholarship Program
  • Company social events throughout the year including tickets to sports events and concerts

Keystone Industries is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Keystone Industries does not discriminate against any applicant with regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Keystone Industries


Gibbstown, NJ
08027 USA



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