Función del empleo: Research & Innovation

Tipo de puesto: Permanent

Tipo de empleo: Full - Time

Localización: Clark, NJ

País: United States


Do you want to work at the bench on the formulation of new and innovative hair color products? 

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


For more than one 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, dependable, sustainable & responsible beauty products and experiences that will change people’s lives. L’Oréal Research and Innovation 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. 


Inside L’Oréal’s Research & Innovation Division, Development is responsible for working closely with our over 35 brands to adapt and innovate formulations into new and exciting products based on consumer and marketing insights. Development of great products requires building strong, international collaborations across different functions to ensure that products are seen from inception to officialization for our local and global launch deadlines.


We are currently seeking a talented and innovative Senior Chemist to join our Hair Color & Texture Development team located at our Clark, New Jersey facility for Research and Innovation.  

You Will . . .

  • Propose and initiate development projects to ensure established category specific launch commitments are met in line with brand/category innovation strategy.
  • Maintain close awareness of scientific literature, patents, raw material technology, processing methodology, and marketing/consumer trends.
  • Oversee a safe and orderly laboratory environment. 
  • Be an experienced researcher responsible for initiating project concepts, developing objectives, plans, assigning priorities & completing multiple, significant R&I projects under limited supervision. 
  • Independently investigates/resolves research problems/issues. 
  • Mobilize and coordinate those involved in projects (internally and externally) 
  • Ensure implementation of necessary technical resources to meet targets and deadlines 
  • Monitor the quality and conformity of formulas 
  • Provide scientific expertise and play an advisory role to ensure projects run smoothly; act a project champion 
  • Provide training and mentoring to technical project staff’
  • May supervise technical staff on project basis. 
  • Have extensive inter-departmental/inter-divisional company interaction (e.g. Marketing, Manufacturing) and externally 

You Have . . .

  • Scientific knowledge in hair color formulations and hair science and product awareness 
  • A minimum of a completed Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering or related science is required. Advanced degree preferred.
  • At least 2 years related field experience with demonstrated results in the area of hair product development or research lab required (preferably hair color) 
  • Intermediate knowledge of product innovation and development processes 
  • Developing cross-disciplinary scientific background; ability to work within internal network 
  • Communication skills (oral, written, presentation) 
  • Formulation, analytical, problem solving, and project management skills 
  • Intermediate knowledge of applicable IT and R&I laboratory systems 

  You Are . . .

  • Well organized
  • Creative and resourceful in proactively identifying and proposing solutions to issues that may arise during product development or in transfer to manufacturing.
  • A strong collaborator who is prepared to interface with technical support groups including marketing, analytical, demi-grand and manufacturing.
  • Authorized to work in the US on a permanent, ongoing basis without the need for sponsorship now or in the future
  • Proficient in English (written and verbal) 


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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