Función del empleo: Investigación

Tipo de puesto: Indefinido

Tipo de empleo: Jornada Completa

Localización: Clark, NJ

País: USA


Position Title: Senior Clinical Scientist I, Skin Clinical & Physics (Instrumental) Sciences, Evaluation Intelligence

Location: Clark, New Jersey (Hybrid)

Department: Research & Innovation Evaluation Intelligence


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, trustable, sustainable & responsible beauty products and experiences that will change people’s lives. 


L’Oréal Research & Innovation (R&I) has continuously invested upstream in its research with a high level of ambition. Our 4,100 L'Oréal R&I people are talented and highly skilled, located in major markets, working in a cooperative way, open to the world. L’Oréal, Research & Innovation is a vast, multidisciplinary, scientific community working in more than 30 specialized fields, spread out across the world in 21 research centers across 6 regional hubs, 14 evaluation centers, and 49 scientific and regulatory departments. Our employees represent over 60 nationalities and are united for one passion: to invent and perfect innovative, high-performance products for the well-being of all across the world.


To discover more on our scientific and technical functions at L'Oréal Research & Innovation, please check out our website


We are seeking a Senior Scientist I with an innovative mindset to join our Skin Clinical and Physics (Instrumental) Sciences Evaluation Intelligence Team in our Clark, New Jersey research facility. As a key member of the team, you will coordinate and execute clinical studies on regulated cosmetic and over-the-counter (OTC) products to ensure testing is conducted in accordance with local and global regulatory compliance while also maintaining certain standard L’Oréal global practices. In addition, you will also be responsible to design the appropriate test from a claims substantiation perspective with the ambition to use the test results for labeling and communication of product launches.


In this role you will be working cross functionally with the Development Labs from multiple brands in Skin Care & Cleansing categories, as well as Product Safety, Regulatory Affairs and Claims Legal teams. 


As a Senior Scientist in our Skin Clinical and Instrumental Evaluation Intelligence Team, your main responsibilities are:

  • Work closely with cross functional teams and within Skin Clinical & Instrumental Evaluation Intelligence Team – to define the objectives and requirements of the clinical studies, and accordingly develop study plans and protocols that clearly outline the scope, methodology, and expected outcomes of the studies
  • Work closely and independently with relevant CRO vendors and also onboard new potential CROs for clinical testing.  Building and maintaining a strong relationship with the CRO vendors by conducting frequent meetings with the CRO project team to discuss study updates, address any concerns, and ensure effective collaboration
  • Effectively manage projects in terms of organized documentation, overseeing and coordinating the activities of the CRO, ensuring adherence to study timelines, protocols, and quality standards.
  • You would ensure that the CRO adheres to regulatory requirements, ethical guidelines, and industry standards throughout the clinical studies. This involves overseeing the CRO's adherence to Good Clinical Practice (GCP), reviewing study documentation and reports, and conducting quality control audits to ensure data integrity and compliance with protocols
  • You would also review and interpret study results, providing insights and recommendations based on the findings, and preparing study reports, presentations, and other communication materials to effectively communicate study findings and insights internally
  • You would identify potential risks and develop risk mitigation strategies in collaboration with the CRO. This involves monitoring study progress, addressing any deviations or issues promptly, and implementing corrective actions as necessary.  


To Succeed in this Position, You Have:

  • A completed Bachelor's degree is required. Areas of study include Biological, Physical or Material Sciences, Chemical Engineering, or related fields. Masters or PhD preferred.
  • 3-5 years (Bachelors/Masters)/0-2 years (PhD) of relevant working experience in instrumental or clinical evaluation required
  • 2-3 years of experience in regulatory or OTC product testing within cosmetics, chemicals or pharmaceutical industries preferred
  • Experience in clinical testing on healthy and unhealthy/compromised skin conditions preferred
  • Experience in designing, planning and managing clinical studies for product formulations including but not limited to topical medicated or cosmetic products, preferred
  • Knowledge of US/ international cosmetics and OTC regulations preferred
  • Experience with cosmetics, skin care and personal care products preferred
  • Project management experience with multiple projects and varying priorities
  • Computer proficiency: Excel, Power-Point, Word, Outlook
  • Statistical analysis/interpretation experience
  • Scientific writing/ report writing experience
  • Authorization to work in the United States on a full-time, permanent, ongoing basis without the need for legal sponsorship now or in the future (required)


To Succeed in this Position, You Are:

  • Someone with strong interpersonal skills. You must be able to interact successfully with all levels of personnel within R&I and with other divisions and departments, both written and verbal
  • Capable of working in a matrixed organization, including strong teamwork skills a must.
  • Someone with strong organizational skills and an analytical mindset
  • Willing to take initiative


What's In It For You:

  • Corporate Short-Term Incentives (Corporate Profit-Sharing Bonus, Individual Performance Bonuses based on level)
  • Competitive Benefit Package (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Pension Plan)
  • Hybrid Work Policy (Up to 2 Days per week work from home for eligible roles, subject to manager approval)
  • Flexible Time Off (Paid Company Holidays, Paid Vacation, Vacation Buy Program, Volunteer Time, Summer Fridays & More!)
  • Access to Company Perks (VIP Access to L’Oréal’s Internal Shop for Discounted Products)
  • Learning & Development Opportunities (Unlimited Access to E-learnings, Lunch & Learn Sessions, Mentorship Programs, & More!)
  • Employee Resource Groups (Think Tanks and Innovation Squads)
  • Access to Mental Health & Wellness Programs


Don’t meet every single requirement? At L'Oréal, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and innovative workplace. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the qualifications listed in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways! You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles!


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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