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Wella Company
Principal Analytical Chemist (m,f,d)
Function: R & D
Location: Darmstadt, HE, DE
Work Arrangement: Hybrid

As soon as possible I Location Darmstadt


Together, WE enable individuals to look, feel, and be their true selves.

Wella Company is one of the world’s leading beauty companies, comprised of a family of iconic brands such as Wella Professionals, Clairol, OPI, Nioxin and ghd. With 6,000 employees globally, presence in over 100 countries, Wella Company and its brands enable consumers to look, feel, and be their true selves. As innovators in the hair and nail industry, Wella Company empowers its people to delight consumers, inspire beauty professionals, engage communities, and deliver sustainable growth to its stakeholders.


Research & Development in the Wella Company is a highly collaborative, competent and innovative group. You join a diverse team of highly passionate Scientists, Engineers and Hair and Nail Artists who innovate at the forefront of technology and beauty trends. We:

  • deliver end-to-end innovation through an empowered learning culture, exploring, developing and qualifying innovations that delight consumers.
  • innovate and bring to life the future of the company, guided by deep consumer research and trends that will grow our industry long term.
  • keep safety, sustainability, quality and regulatory always front and center of our work.

We want you to join our R&D family for an exciting journey of innovation that will propel the Wella Company to new heights!


As part of our Wella R&D Organization you will work in the Analytical team in close collaboration with other functions, integrated in the innovation process for hair color as well as hair care or nail products. You will lead the development of LC-MS/MS based analytical methods with the focus on the characterization of small molecules as oxidative hair dyes, reaction products and impurities. You will generate scientific data and mechanistic insight, that is crucial for new product development, toxicological assessments, regulatory compliance and quality assurance of Wella products.

Your work will include:

  • Lead and execute analytical projects to enable new technology developments, toxicological assessments, quality control or regulatory compliance of Wella products and raw materials with the focus on dye chemistry.
  • Develop and validate methods for varying analytes and matrices and deliver highly accurate and precise measurements.
  • Partner across the R&D team, specifically product/material development and toxicology and apply expertise in organic and analytical science to solve tough technical problems and drive business results.
  • Collaborate closely within the Analytical team on projects, and assume responsibility for lab infrastructure, quality systems, and data processing.
  • Stay in touch with developments in measurement science, build external network and represent the company, for example through scientific publications.
  • Lead new capability development and implement new equipment, processes and methodologies.
  • Partner with external service providers.


  • M.Sc. or PhD (preferred) in Organic Chemistry with excellent knowledge in analytical chemistry.
  • Familiar with instrumental analytics as liquid chromatography and the use of triple quadrupole mass spectrometry and sample preparation strategies for analysis of small molecules.
  • Profound hands-on expertise in using mass spectrometry for structure elucidation of new chemical entities and their degradation products.
  • Experience with HR-MS is a plus
  • Sound knowledge of method validation principles and statistical tools for analytical chemistry.
  • Scientific rigor and curiosity with a bias towards hands-on work in the lab.
  • Strong initiative, creativity, and organizational capabilities.
  • Enjoy working in a multifunctional team, based on mutual support
  • Ability to provide leadership in a multidisciplinary project team with excellent communication skills in the English language; German language skills are an advantage.


  • Attractive compensation package and benefits
  • A collegial working atmosphere at an employer with an appreciative corporate culture.
  • Flat hierarchies, open communication and an international as well as diverse environment in which the "WE" is in the foreground!

Become a part of the "WELLA- family" and participate in the rebuilding of our independence. We live our values! #wellafamily


We offer equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Wella Company complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities.


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201 bis 500 Mitarbeiter
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  • 3. Dez. 2023
    Aktueller Mitarbeiter in Darmstadt, Hessen

    Es ist spürbar, dass in den letzten Jahren versucht wird mehr auf Benefits wie zusätzliche Mitsrbeiterrabatte etc. Wert zu legen. Es gibt dennoch Spielraum.

  • 29. Aug. 2022
    Aktueller Principal Process Specialist in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen

    Best - health insurance, pension schemes, flexible work arrangements

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