Product Innovation Intern, Cosmetic Actives

Amyris is an integrated renewable products company using breakthrough science and an innovative business model to address some of our planet’s most daunting problems. Amyris first developed its technology under a non-profit initiative to provide a reliable and affordable source of artemisinin, a highly effective anti-malarial therapeutic and is now applying its industrial synthetic biology platform to provide alternatives to a broad range of petroleum-sourced products. Amyris No Compromise™ renewable fuels and chemicals are being designed to perform comparably to, or better than, the products they will replace.

We are currently seeking a talented individual to be our Product Innovation Intern, where you will be part of a dynamic team, and bring in a passion for solving sustainability challenges. You will be responsible for market and literature search on cosmetic actives. Specifically, reviewing and documenting activity and efficacy from literature searches, consumer claims, and use in commercial cosmetic products.
Review literature on cosmetic actives, ex: clinical trials, consumer claims, in vitro studies.
Ability to critically analyze the literature to decide if the studies are reliable, and document them appropriately.
Work collaboratively in a team environment and support team.
Formulate basic personal care products.
Required Qualifications:
Education: Pursuing a bachelor’s (or higher) degree, preferably in Biology, Chemistry, or Medical Sciences.
Knowledge or willingness to learn/perform basic product formulating desired, as you may assist with formulating products to test said actives.
Self-motivated and ability to act with a sense of urgency, intensity, and integrity.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt to changes in priority and timelines, and thrive in a very fast-paced and demanding environment.
Desire to be a part of a highly collaborative, transparent, and multidisciplinary team focused on expanding our pipeline of high performing No Compromise™ ingredients.
Able to stand/sit for periods of time at the lab bench.
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with database creation and management a big plus.
Knowledge or willingness to learn/perform basic product formulating desired.

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