Función del empleo: Research & Innovation

Tipo de puesto: Permanent

Tipo de empleo: Full - Time

Localización: Clark, NJ

País: United States

Do you enjoy being a strategic scientist who tracks multiple projects and develops project ideas?

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 currently seeking an Senior Scientist II  for our Face Makeup Application Domain team in our Clark, NJ office. This position requires an individual who is passionate about cosmetics, scientific research and is driven to deliver strong innovations. The candidate will be responsible to identify and develop innovative technologies with clear consumer perceivable benefits. The candidate will maintain close awareness of scientific literature, patents, raw material technologies, processing methodologies and marketing trends required to perform innovative product development.  This role also requires interaction and collaboration of various groups within R&I globally for new product development, product concept testing, and smooth transition of the technology to the development lab.


You Will . . .

  • Identifies key raw materials and technologies that allow to deliver on the project objectives, is a key contributor to deliver results
  • Designs sustainable face makeup formulas to meet the project objectives, monitors their stability and quality, and fully explores the potential consumer perceivable benefits both in vitro and in vivo
  • Develops an in-depth knowledge of cosmetic formulation to be able to anticipate challenges and generate a strategic plan to deliver results
  • Establishes the technical paths and milestones to meet objectives and proposes recommendations to the project leader to prioritize them on the overall project planning
  • Works closely with project leader and project manager to ensure proper communication of key decision points, blocking points and delays to management and support teams
  • Puts in place a patent strategy that will safeguard the formula and technology invented
  • Independently prepares regular progress reports providing a clear overview of project status to senior management and colleagues
  • Maintains a detailed and legible laboratory notebook and a safe and organized laboratory environment
  • Maintains good knowledge of competitors’ products and patents and close awareness of consumer need gap and marketing trends
  • Works closely with the development lab to ensure a smooth transition of new products and technologies

You Have . . .

  • Masters with 5-7 years of experience or Ph.D. with 3-5 years of experience in Polymer Science, Surface and Colloid Science, Materials Science, or Physical Chemistry, with preferably industrial experience in emulsion formulation, ideally in cosmetics.
  • Knowledge of film formers, emulsion, adhesion and materials characterization
  • Experience with instrumentations such as DSC, DMA, TGA, Rheometer, FTIR, SEM is a plus
  • Be able to work under pressure, handle multiple projects simultaneously and work independently to drive the project forward with high efficiency
  • Creative and self-motivated to think out of the box and willing to take an extra step to get job done
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills  
  • Foreign language skills is a plus
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time, permanent, ongoing 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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