Fonction professionnelle: Research & Innovation

Type de poste: Permanent

Type de contrat: Full - Time

Site: Clark, NJ

Pays: United States

For L'Oréal, beauty is above all a scientific adventure

This conviction is reflected in the central role of its Research & Innovation (R&I), which deploys its teams around the world to imagine and create the products of tomorrow. The Research and Innovation teams, whose number has increased eight-fold in 20 years, constantly strive to be at the forefront of scientific advances, working in collaboration with the world's leading experts in each field.  The results of their work are subject each year to several hundred patent applications and give rise to thousands of formulas. Research and Innovation is today more than 3,800 researchers in thirty disciplines, from basic to applied research, through product development.

What We’ll Do Together:

If you are obsessed with cosmetics product development, scientific exploration and have a deep drive to deliver disruptive innovation, this is an exciting opportunity to join our Research & Innovation team!

As a Sr. Scientist in our Lip Application Domain, your key responsibilities are to identify and develop innovative technologies for lip make-up applications with clear consumer perceivable benefits. You’ll work in a dynamic team-oriented environment to identify new technology with clear benefits and translate the technology into cosmetic products. Interact with cross-functional groups within Research & Innovation globally for new product development, product concept testing, and smooth transition of the technology to the development lab.

What Your Day Will Look Like:

  • Develop novel lip products with identified raw materials and technology by designing the formula around materials to fully explore the potential consumer perceivable benefits.
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of cosmetic formulation spaces with a keen ability to anticipate challenges and generate a strategic plan to assess.  
  • Work closely with Innovative Raw Materials Department and suppliers to identify new raw materials and new technology with potential benefits for lip applications.
  • Put in place a patent strategy that will safeguard the formula and technology invented.
  • Work closely with application domain and development lab to ensure a smooth transition of new products and technologies.
  • Independently prepare regular progress reports providing a clear overview of project status to senior management and colleagues at different geographic locations within the company.
  • Work closely with project management office team to ensure proper communication of key decision points, blocking points and delays to management and support teams.
  • Maintain good knowledge of competitor’s patent environments and close awareness of consumer need gap and marketing trends.

What You’ll Need:

  • Ph.D. in Polymer Science, Surface and Colloid Science, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or Physical Chemistry, with 1-2 years postdoc experience or work experience (Formulation experience is a plus). OR Bachelor or Master degree in materials science, polymer science, chemistry, physics with 8+ years of experience in the field of cosmetics formulations. 
  • Knowledge of film formers, emulsion, adhesion and materials characterization is a plus. Experience with instrumentations such as DSC, DMA, TGA, Rheometer, FTIR, SEM is also a plus.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to work independently and to drive the project forward with high efficiency.
  • Creativity and self-motivation.  Ability to think out of the box and willing to take an extra step to get the job done. Excellent communication and presentation skills.  
  • Foreign language skills in French or Japanese is a plus.
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the US on an on-going basis.

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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