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At Smile Oral Care, we are PASSIONATE about everything NATURAL! We have one goal: create beautiful and safe products that make you smile!

It’s our way of feeling great about the products we put out there, supporting our community with career opportunities, sustainable initiatives, and creating natural enthusiasts across Canada! Not only do we make products that are good for you, we want people that want to make a difference too. If you love a healthy planet, care about natural ingredients, please apply!
Reporting to the CEO, the Chemist works in a fast-paced, collaborative environment with others, but is responsible for product research and formulations.


  • Keep abreast of scientific literature, cosmetic raw materials technology, processing methodology and marketing trends required to develop innovative oral care products within the determined timeframe
  • Follow the project from concept inception and development through manufacturing
  • Develop new robust products (teeth whitening, toothpaste, mouthwash, etc.) formulations meeting Marketing’s specifications and timelines as indicated by a Project Brief through bench experimentation
  • Source, evaluate and approve new and/or alternate raw and packaging materials
  • Reformulate and/or improve existing formulas through bench trials
  • Prepare laboratory batches for stability sampling, safety testing, preservative efficacy testing, claim/clinical testing, and marketing evaluation
  • Conduct appropriate stability/compatibility testing to ensure formula and/or formula/package robustness
  • Perform a variety of laboratory tests on materials and finished products to determine chemical and physical properties
  • Maintain accurate records of all formula development, physical testing, and specifications as per NHP/GMP/GLP requirements
  • Create and review technical documents to support developmental projects (i.e. Ingredient INCI Statements, Specifications, Content Disclosures, Formula Costs, Manufacturing Batch Sheets, etc.)
  • Develop robust manufacturing processes for new products in conjunction with the processing team
  • Active participation in pilot plant/scale-up activities, as well as collaboration with third-party manufacturers
  • Support manufacturing/compounding in all product introductions. Serve as a technical advisor to Manufacturing and QC as needed
  • Develop specifications and standards for new and/or reformulated products, ensuring product quality
  • Develop and use testing specifications, including identifying appropriate, current analytical techniques, for the laboratory, encompassing pre and post-production phases of testing
  • Other duties as assigned


  • BSc Chemistry/Biochemistry/ Pharmacy
  • 2-5 Years of Experience in the formulation of a Cosmetic product and R&D position
  • Experience and successful track record in the design and development of various types of advanced cosmetic / dental care formulations
  • Experience in formulating a wide range of active ingredients of natural products, and synthetics is strongly preferred
  • Experience in vacuum emulsifying mixers, various soap reactors, RO water plants, powder mixers, paste mixers, distillation, solvent extraction, and basic industrial microbiology
  • In depth knowledge in Health Canada cosmetic regulations is an asset
  • Ability to work across science and engineering disciplines
  • Passion for sustainable systems and modern technology
  • Ability to be self-directed, creative and flexible within the work environment
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and multi-tasking skills
  • Project management, collaborative, and technical leadership skills


Full-time team members take advantage of our benefits!

  • Generous product discounts & quarterly allowances
  • Paid personal/sick days each year
  • A happy, healthy work environment

Part time or full time role available.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Part-time hours: 20 per week

Salary: $35,799.00-$45,198.00 per year


  • 8 hour shift

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Ottawa, ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Bachelor's Degree (preferred)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Ottawa, ON