Fonction professionnelle: Recherche et Innovation

Type de poste: Contrat A Duree Indeterminee

Type de contrat: Temps plein

Site: Clark, NJ

Pays: USA


Position Title: Clinical Scientist, Photoprotection 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 Scientist with an innovative mindset to join our Photoprotection Clinical and Physics (Instrumental) Sciences Evaluation Intelligence Team in our Clark, New Jersey research facility.

As a key member of the team, you will manage and execute sun care studies on regulated Over the Counter (OTC) and cosmetic products to ensure testing is conducted in accordance with local regulatory agencies for global regulatory compliance of L’Oréal OTC/Cosmetic products, support L’Oréal team with regard to photobiology and photoprotection, develop scientific knowledge in this field, and ensure the best quality practices are utilized. 


In this role you will ensure L'Oréal's sun care products are in compliance with domestic and international regulations by working cross-functionally with the skin, suncare and makeup development labs, as well as the international hubs, the safety and regulatory teams.


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

  • Understand forecasting and manage deadlines to ensure timely initiation and efficient completion of SPF, UVA and Visible light testing.
  • Work with development chemists to receive all submission requirements and work cross-functionally to acquire necessary safety and regulatory documentation needed for shipment.
  • Create and manage photoprotection studies by contacting vendors to schedule new testing and review quotes.
  • Request and manage PO process for each study with development team admins, as well as review invoices for payment at end of study.
  • Ship and track samples.
  • Monitor study progress and keep tracking sheet updated.
  • Review results for quality and accuracy.
  • Communicate study status and test results to internal partners.
  • Review draft reports for finalization.
  • Record study documents in all L’Oréal internal systems.
  • Effectively communicate issues and risks within team.
  • Assist in the validation process for current and new vendors.
  • Add value by utilizing scientific, technical and regulatory approaches.
  • Promote photoprotection and photobiology knowledge, and scientific development.
  • Validate and monitor quality of new and existing vendors on the core sunscreen list for North America.
  • Other administrative tasks and routine duties as assigned.


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 preferred.
  • 1-3 years of experience in skin care (preferably sun care products and/or OTC products) is required. Experience in quality assurance, regulatory affairs, CRO testing, or Pharmaceutical Clinical Research preferred.
  • Experience in photoprotection research (in-vivo SPF tests, UVA in-vitro tests), formulation development or regulatory affairs, is preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills, scientific excellence, analytical mindset and pragmatism.
  • Willing to take initiative regarding project management.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meet tight deadlines, and prioritize daily tasks for multiple projects/activities.
  • Detail-oriented with demonstrated problem solving ability.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills,
  • Ability to work in an inter-disciplinary and cross-functional team.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • Data analysis and general knowledge of statistics is a plus.
  • 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
  • The ability to lift 35 lbs (11.3 kg) (required)
  • 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)


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.


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.