Do you want to be part of something special? Join the revolution! At Geltor, we're transforming the way the world makes protein ingredients for beauty, wellness, and beyond through cutting-edge biotechnology. With a Geltor-powered product purchased every few seconds, we're the leading innovators in biodesigned proteins and next-gen polypeptides. Our mission is to create novel protein ingredients that redefine the frontiers of innovation, performance, and sustainability for a more ethical and conscious future.
Based in Emeryville, California, USA, Geltor is a dynamic biotech company with a rapidly expanding global presence. Founded in 2015 by two visionary Princeton scientists, we’re driven by the goal of creating superior proteins using our proprietary “one platform, many proteins” technology.
Ready to be part of the protein revolution? Join us in pushing the boundaries of science, sustainability, and impact. Together, we'll shape the future of beauty and wellness
We are looking for a skilled hair scientist to join our Consumer Innovation and Applications team. As a hair scientist in this team, you will be highly integrated in Geltor’s platform of biodesigned polypeptide-based ingredients for hair applications and will have the opportunity to be involved at various stages of the product lifecycle, from inception to commercialization.
What you'll do:
*Utilize meaningful literature and industry knowledge to generate working hypotheses and technical requirements for new ingredients to promote desired hair attributes. You will collaborate with Geltor’s R&D team to translate these hypotheses into guidelines that can support the molecular design.
*Design and run experiments to define the mechanism of action and demonstrate the performance of new ingredients created for hair applications.
*Evaluate the compatibility and interactions of Geltor products and prototypes with other relevant components of cosmetic formulations.
*Develop safe and stable formulations for topical delivery of Geltor products to be used in substantiation or marketing activities.
*Design, onboard, and implement consumer-relevant predictive assays to demonstrate the performance of new ingredients.
*Conduct in-house tests and/or coordinate third-party studies in alignment with project and department goals for a robust, comprehensive, and timely generation of knowledge. These activities will be performed in close collaboration with the claim substantiation strategy.
*Analyze, identify, and report opportunities and challenges in the fields of interest for new hair ingredients based on the patent landscape and relevant scientific literature.
What you'll need:
*PhD in chemistry, materials science, physics, biology or related field with at least 2 years relevant industry experience or a master’s degree with at least 5 years of demonstrated industry experience in hair science.
*Demonstrated knowledge of hair structure, morphology, chemistry and mechanical properties. Preference for relevant graduate-level work in the field.
*Passionate about cosmetic science and excited to positively impact consumers’ lives and the hair industry.
*Working knowledge of fiber conditioning agents, surfactants, surface chemistry, hair care and hair color formulations. Industry experience a plus.
*To be comfortable in fast-paced changing environment.
*Hard-working, self-starter and team player with excellent organization skills and ability to work effectively on multiple projects simultaneously.
*Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, with high sensitivity to a diverse culture.
*Demonstrated skills in analyzing, reporting, and documenting information with attention to detail.
*This is a full-time, hands-on position and you will be expected to be in the office and labs 5 days a week.
How you'll be compensated and supported:
*Starting salary of $115,000 to $125,000 per year, based on skills and experience
*Meaningful equity options with the opportunity to earn more through growth in your role at Geltor, exceptional performance and long-term impact
*Benefits including: a 401k plan with company match; Gold-level health insurance for you and your dependents through Kaiser or Blue Shield (company pays 80-100% of premiums for employees and dependents, based on plan selection); dental and vision coverage; LTD, AD&D and life insurance; flexible time off; voluntary benefits including cancer and accident coverage; on-campus lunches; in-person mental health care coverage for you and one dependent; commuter FSA; dependent care FSA and paid family leave.
We are unable to provide H1B visa sponsorship for this role. US work authorization required.