Cosmetic Chemist

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Full Time

Cosmetic Formulation

About the job

Want to experience the magic of leading the development of a new cosmetic category, whilst making a huge positive impact on the world?

Why join the Tirtyl Team?

Tirtyl are a purpose-led start-up creating innovative “Just-Add-Water” products that eliminate plastic waste and reduce emissions from everyday items we consume at home.

We’re not just any other consumer goods brand, we’re on a mission to make conscious consumption mainstream, and tackle the global plastic waste crisis with products and profits that “unwaste”.

Our suite of products (some of which are the first of their kind in the world) have taken the Australian and North American markets by storm. Since launching our first product, a zero-waste hand soap in Jan 2021, we’ve achieved multi-million dollar revenues and profitability within 18 months. We’ve also raised venture capital from a world-class fund and donated 2% of sales to social impact initiatives that have resulted in millions of ocean-bound plastic bottles being collected from developing countries.

In short, we’re a fast-growing business making a serious splash!

To get to the next stage of audacious growth, we need the most ambitious talent. That’s where you come in…

About the role

This is a full-time on-site role for a Cosmetic Chemist based at our Tirtyl headquarters in Brisbane, QLD.

At the forefront of the transition to “just-add-water” products, you’ll be challenged to find new and innovative ways to deliver a delightful customer experience equal of better than traditional liquids and gels.

You’ll have rights to work in Australia.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Formulations of new products (Personal Care & Household Cleaning)
  • Continuous improvement of existing products
  • Liaising with domestic and international manufacturers
  • Quality Assurance & Testing
  • Lab Management
  • Product Compliance
  • Interested in other facets of the business? We’ll find ways for you to grow with us

You’ll succeed in this role if you

  • Demonstrated results as a cosmetic chemist, ideally with your products currently sold in market
  • Have a bias towards action, and an entrepreneurial spirit to constantly try novel & unconventional ways of achieving results
  • Are passionate about sustainability and making a difference
  • You’re willing to roll up your sleeves just like our Founders
  • You know how to manage multiple tasks and deadlines whilst having a broader perspective on what to prioritise and when. Ruthless prioritisation is so important at Tirtyl
  • Any experience in manufacturing of tablets, bars, powders and extrusions would be highly advantageous
  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or related field

Perks of the role, if helping us eliminate plastic waste wasn’t enough already…

  • You’ll be intellectually stretched to find new ingredients, surfactant systems and preservations systems compatible with our various manufacturing methods. Being successful in the role will position you at the top of a small list of global chemists creating this category.
  • Competitive package remuneration at market rate (which is rare for a purpose-led start-up)
  • Own part of the business through a generous employee share scheme (we succeed together)
  • Carve your own space within our company and excel in the areas that interest you the most
  • Flexible working hours
  • All-team paid for lunches every Friday, and the occasional celebratory drinks!
  • You get to influence the culture and work environment as we build the company together
  • Work, learn and grow with our Founders who are both established in their fields having held leadership positions in successful start-up’s, high-growth companies and global consultancies.
  • Conveniently located HQ with great access to public transport and free on-site parking