Función del empleo: Investigación

Tipo de puesto: Indefinido

Tipo de empleo: Jornada Completa

Localización: Clark, NJ

País: USA


Position Title: Senior Scientist I, Skin Product Safety & Toxicology

Location: Clark, New Jersey (Hybrid)

Department: Product Safety, SRCM (Safety, Regulatory, Claims, & Microbiology)


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


The Product Safety Department is responsible for building the safety assessments of the future at L’Oréal. The individual will serve as critical member of the team responsible for the safety evaluation, testing and documentation of raw materials and finished formulations developed by, or acquired by L’Oréal USA, in compliance with global regulations and guidelines. This is a technical role that will require in-depth working knowledge of toxicology and risk assessment principles.  Computational toxicology and new approach methodology (NAMs) expertise (e.g., in silico predictions, PBPK modeling, Toxico-Cheminformatics, etc.) is highly desirable.


We are seeking a Senior Scientist I to join our Product Safety & Toxicology team in our Clark Research facility, supporting the evaluation of our Skin metier. The Product Safety team is part of the Safety, Regulatory, Claims and Micro (SRCM) team that supports the work for R&I and the Americas zone.


As a Senior Scientist I in our Product Safety & Toxicology team, your main responsibilities are:

  • Conduct robust safety assessments that meet global regulations on raw materials and finished formulations for a category of products (e.g. Skin, Hair, Make-up or Fragrance) including OTC products
  • Evaluation of ingredients, raw materials and formulations for internal and external labs based on risk assessments conducted and communicate safety approvals through product specific meetings
  • Assist with compiling and reviewing of Cosmetic Safety Reports for compliance with EU and other global regulations
  • Interact and collaborate with various groups within the organization, to ensure sufficient supporting data (in silicoin vitro, and/or clinical safety studies) is developed and executed to substantiate safety of raw materials and finished formulations
  • Integrate relevant data/information as needed to generate robust safety assessments 
  • Participate in discussions and preparing of internal safety positions
  • Represent Product Safety at product development meetings to provide safety support of new and existing product development
  • Expected to be an effective communicator across the organization to provide clear recommendations on various safety issues to both scientific and non-scientific audiences


To Succeed in this Position, You Have:

  • A completed Ph.D. in Pharmacology/Toxicology or closely related field required
  • 0-3 years of post-PhD experience in cosmetics/personal care/consumer healthcare industries required
  • Expertise in general toxicology concepts, especially skin/eye irritation, skin sensitization, genotoxicity and phototoxicity preferred
  • Expertise with New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) and/or Computational Toxicology is highly desirable
  • Knowledge and proficiency in risk assessment principles/practices are required
  • Excellent communication (verbal, written) and interpersonal skills required
  • Well organized and flexible with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced highly matrixed environment while meeting established deadlines
  • Demonstrated skills in analyzing, reporting and documenting information with attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently in a matrix environment both as a team member and as a leader
  • The ability to be onsite, in the office as this is an essential function of the position (required)
  • 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)


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.


If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application for a recognized disability under applicable law, please email [email protected]. Please note this email will only respond to specific requests for assistance completing the application as a request for accommodation for a disability. All others will not be considered.


Our Safe Together Plan: Your safety is our highest priority. We will proceed with caution and adhere to enhanced protection standards to ensure our sites are safe for all employees. We must all operate with the shared responsibility for each other’s health & safety in mind.