Merle Norman Cosmetics is in search of a Chemist. The Chemist performs the analysis of various types of samples by HPLC, GC, FTIR, UV-Vis spectrophotometer, TOC, water activity, melting point, wet chemistry, FCC, and USP test methods independently and perform instrument troubleshooting.


  • Test raw materials, in-process, bulk, stability, method validation samples, and finished goods using HPLC, GC, FTIR, UV-Vis spectrophotometer, TOC, water activity, melting point, viscosity and wet chemistry methods
  • Follow GMP procedures and is responsible for full compliance with the FDA regulations
  • Test OTC raw materials according to the USP and FCC monographs
  • Calibrate and maintain laboratory instruments as required
  • Prepare volumetric solution and perform standardization as needed
  • Maintain all documents and retain samples
  • Follow lab safety and properly dispose hazardous wastes
  • Organize work bench area and clean glassware


  • Bachelor's degree in science or engineering field
  • Extensive laboratory experience
  • Perform instrument troubleshooting
  • Lead method validation studies and advanced knowledge of Analytical Instrument software with the ability to develop / adapt methods including Photo Diode Array detector
  • Proficient in the use of MS office.


  • Aetna HMO (PPO buy up option)
  • Delta Dental PPO
  • Eye Med: Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life - AD&D Insurance: 2.5 times annual salary up to $200,000.
  • Complimentary Employee Assistant Program
  • Cafeteria, Dental Office and Employee Store on site

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.