Career Opportunity

R&D Intern

Denville, NJ

About TRI-K Industries:

Since 1974, TRI-K Industries, Inc. has been a leading manufacturer of specialty ingredients, bringing innovative concepts and products to life for the cosmetics industry.  TRI-K strives to keep ahead of the curve with a specialization in cosmetic proteins and multi-functional peptides, natural actives, preservatives, and mild surfactants. TRI-K is a member of the Galaxy Group, with sales offices, manufacturing facilities and partners around the world. At TRI-K, we combine an awareness of consumer trends with innovative technologies to maintain our superior offering in the industry.  Our in-house development team is constantly pioneering the discovery of new materials, resulting in enhanced consumer benefits. TRI-K Industries is a wonderful place to start your career with opportunities to learn and grow.

Essential duties/responsibilities:

  • Tracking stability samples (Ph color, odor, viscosity)
  • Raw Material coordination, (ordering, tracking, stocking)
  • Helping, Organizing and Maintaining an organized Prototype Library
  • Organizing and stock room & lab supplies
  • Learning how to create personal care and skin care products such as shampoo, conditioners, lotions, toners, creams, serums (etc.)
  • Conduct raw material experiments as needed

What You Will Gain: 

  • 40 hours per week for an 8-10 week paid position
  • Exposure to world class lab resources and instrumentation
  • Interactions with highly experienced and qualified leaders in the field of personal care to mentor you and learn from
  • Visibility and impact on standard operating procedures and project outcomes


  • Background in hard sciences (chemistry, biology, biochemistry, Chem Engineering or similar)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Work independently with little supervision
  • Organized, attentive to detail, and mindful of deadlines
  • Able to collaborate with a team
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Authorized to work in the United States (without visa sponsorship)

Educational Qualifications: 

College student entering Junior year preferred. Prior lab experience either in academic setting or summer internship.


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