Función del empleo: Research & Innovation

Tipo de puesto: Permanent

Tipo de empleo: Full - Time

Localización: Clark, NJ

País: United States

Do you like conducting experiments individually and with a team, in order to identify knowledge driven technologies to address the beauty aspirations/needs to deliver various consumer perceivable benefits for hair color?

Then L'Oréal Research & Innovation might be exactly the place you have always been looking for!


For more than hundred years, L’Oréal believes that beauty needs Science. In a world now transformed by digital technology and the emergence of new scientific Domains, we are confident in our ability to turn these opportunities into major innovations, closely linked to the new consumer expectations all over the world. Science & Technology are allowing us to invent safe, trustable, sustainable & responsible beauty products and experiences that will change people’s lives. L’Oréal R&I has continuously invested upstream in its research with a high level of ambition. Our 3800 L'Oréal R&I people are talented and highly skilled, located in major markets, working in a cooperative way, opened to the world. 


We are searching for a Scientist for our Hair Color Application Domain in Clark, New Jersey who will, in our newly redesigned organization of Application Domains, design and develop disruptive formulations of technologies that will address future consumer needs and transform the beauty industry in more sustainable and futuristic ways. The function is responsible for developing formulations, novel formats and product design prototypes that will give superior hair color experience for consumers and professional stylists. In partnership with other domains such as Invention & Discovery Domains, and Product Development Domains, test concepts and prototypes. As a Global organization, the Hair Color Application Domain operates from many countries including France and L’Oréal USA is embedded in various strategic projects and leads many of them.


A key measure of success for the Domain is to create high performing formulations & prototypes that are protected by strong, strategic and holistic intellectual property & meets the group vision for a sustainable future. Working closely with cross functional teams, this position requires high technical skills as well as a strong attitude for working in multi-expertise, multi-cultural teams with agility. This is a highly technical position will require continuous learning & in-depth working knowledge in Material Sciences, Chemistry & experience with problem definition & experimental design/execution. This key technical position will allow one to express oneself with in the entrepreneurial culture of the L’Oréal group and be part of the creation of beauty of the future.

You Will . . .

  • Translate consumer needs into technical problem statements, identify knowledge driven technologies to address the beauty aspirations/needs to deliver various consumer perceivable benefits for hair color.
  • Design and conduct experiments individually as well as with team, to validate hypothesis and performance targets. Communicate results with clarity & recommendations in oral & as written formats to both scientific and non-scientific audiences.
  • Interact with various groups such as Domains of Invention, Discovery Domain and Development Domain, Safety, Regulatory and Claims (SRC), to ensure new materials and composite are meeting the needs of the broader priorities.
  • Maintain a healthy external focus on new technology developments and Conduct literature searches, IP landscaping as needed by oneself and through partnership with the IP and legal departments to ensure that the latest technologies are explored for relevant applications in creative ways and we create competitive advantage
  • Participate, lead and or generate new knowledge through discussions on hair science knowledge, new technologies and formulations and contribute to strengthening the overall knowledge of the field.

You Have . . .

  • Bachelors in Chemistry, Biology or related field of Science and 3-8 years or Master's Degree with 1-5 years related work experience
  •  3+ Years of progressive laboratory experience including internship or college lab work experience
  • Experience with reactive chemistries in cosmetics/personal care/ chemical industries is a plus
  • Demonstrated skills in analyzing, reporting and documenting information with attention to detail
  • 1-3 Years of cosmetic/personal care or related industry experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of consumer trends as they relate to the Product Category preferred

 You Are . . .

  • An excellent communicator (verbal, written) and have excellent interpersonal skills, with high sensitivity to a very diverse global culture.
  • Able to work independently in a matrix environment both as a team member & as a leader
  • Well organized and flexible with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced highly matrixed environment while meeting established deadlines
  • Legally eligible to work in the US on an on-going basis without the need for sponsorship now or in the future


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status.


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