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Research Assistant - Microbiology (12 months contract)

Сфера деятельности: Research & Innovation

Тип должности: Fix Term

Тип занятости: Full - Time

Место расположения: Singapore

Страна: Singapore

Who are we?

We wake up every morning because there is excitement in knowing that everyone we work with has a tremendous impact on a larger vision. We empower billions of people to be the canvas for self-expression inspiring confidence and self-belief every day. When they feel good, we feel good. It's contagious! That’s why we surround ourselves with other 86 000 L'Oréal driven thinkers and doers to spark innovation and build a true leading brand powerhouse offering beauty for all across 38 international brands and 150 countries.

When we create a product or experience that makes our hearts beat faster, we know we’re onto something. Something that will win the hearts and minds of another billion.

What are we looking for? 

The microbiology team in advanced research Singapore is responsible for conducting upstream research within the scope of the skin and scalp microbiome.  Within this broad domain, the team is involved in multi-disciplinary research across various fields and works very closely with the clinical research team, downstream product development teams and also external partners possessing diverse research expertise.  The goal of the advanced research team is to identify innovative concepts and raw materials for development of novel cosmetic, dermatology and consumer care products.

L’Oréal is currently looking for a motivated and proactive research assistant to help perform microbiological and cellular assays related to the skin/scalp microbiome.  The work scope could involve working with raw materials, or assisting in upstream experiments focused on deciphering the role of microbes in various skin/scalp phenotypes.  The successful candidate for this position should possess skills for performing microbiological research. Experience with cell culture and/or immune assays will be an asset. The candidate would report to the microbiology project leader for L’Oréal Singapore and is expected to be flexible in working in L’Oréal labs or labs belonging to external collaborators.

Key Requirements:

  • Strong academic credentials - BSc in Biological Sciences
  • 3-5 years relevant experience
  • Ability to quickly learn and apply newly acquired knowledge
  • Demonstrated experience in handling and maintaining tissue culture cells, and the ability to grow and maintain bacteria and/or fungi
  • Experience in practical laboratory techniques
  • Active interest in inter-disciplinary research work
  • Good organizational skills and adaptability to regularly changing priorities and workloads
  • Effective communication skills and experience in collaborative research projects and inter-group communication
  • Responsible for the general maintenance of the Microbiology Laboratory including good housekeeping and a safe working environment.
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures, safety, and health Guidelines.
  • Responsible for troubleshooting, maintenance, and calibration of laboratory equipment.
  • Order and maintain appropriate level of laboratory supplies
  • Proficient with current word processing, spreadsheets, and database software.

You are …

  • You. You’re real. And you’re true to yourself. We cherish and celebrate diversity, so you’ll feel right at home whoever you are.
  • Ambitious. You crave success and we'll support you all the way. That way, we all win.
  • Open. To new ways of doing things. To other people's (sometimes crazy) ideas.
  • Entrepreneurial. Every single day, you spot opportunities to shake things up and change the world for the better.
  • One of the gang. Even if you’re Superman or Wonder Woman, you recognise that teams are the real heroes. And so do we.