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Scientist, Hair Instrumental Evaluation & Clinical Claims, L’Oréal USA Research & Innovation

Сфера деятельности: Research & Innovation

Тип должности: Permanent

Тип занятости: Full - Time

Место расположения: Clark, NJ

Страна: United States

Do you like using instrumentation and data to contribute to the innovation and development of new products for consumers Hair Care & Styling Routines?


Then L'Oréal Research & Innovation (R&I) might be exactly the place you have always been looking for!


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, dependable, 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. 


Inside L’Oréal’s Research & Innovation Division, Product Performance Evaluation is responsible for working with our over 35 brands, marketing, and scientists to design studies, collect feedback, and make important conclusions regarding our products using the latest instruments, methodologies, and techniques. We value the development of products that consumers find innovative, reliable, and sustainable. Whether it’s a product from one of our luxury brands, our professional products, or our consumer brands, we provide rigorous testing to ensure our consumers are getting the safest and highest quality products and experiences.


We are looking for talent that is obsessed with testing out the latest in beautyuses data to back up important claims, and has a deep drive to ensure beauty products are held to the highest standards in quality and safety.


We are seeking a creative Scientist to join our Hair Instrumental and Clinical Claims Teams. As a key member of the team you’ll work on instrumental testing for aid-to-formulation, claims substantiation and innovation projects specifically for hair products manufactured by L’Oreal USA.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Organizes, plans, and effectively executes instrumental testing to support aid to formulation, claims substantiation and innovation studies for hair products;
  • Maintains instrumentation and laboratory equipment and ensures proper operation/maintenance documentation;
  • Analyzes instrumental test data and prepares reports, memos, and presentations to clearly communicate findings and share information with colleagues;
  • Works with 3rd party vendors to design, coordinate, and execute appropriate instrumental testing for hair products to support claims substantiation;
  • Works to improve and adapt existing methods. Collaborates with development labs, international colleagues, and the evaluation team to determine which tests are needed;
  • Trains on all relevant current methods as well as new methods that are deployed. Assists with validation for claims purposes when necessary.
  • Evaluates and summarizes published literature (internal and external) on relevant hair assessment topics;
  • Drives projects from inception to completion with quality, timeliness, and professionalism;
  • Prioritizes projects workload with supervisor, performs project tracking and scheduling;
  • Develops ways to improve efficiency of daily operation of the Instrumental/Clinical Evaluation group.



  • Bachelors with 1-3 years of relevant working experience; OR Masters with 0-2 years of relevant working experience; preferred areas of study include Biological, Physical or Material Sciences, Chemical or Biomedical/Bio-Engineering, Physics/Optics, Color Science or related fields
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (written/oral), and organizational skills
  • Must be able to work on several complex projects at the same time with flexibility and organization
  • Experience with experimental lab work and equipment maintenance and troubleshooting is required
  • Experience in processing data and statistical analysis is required
  • Experience in image processing (ImageJ, ImagePro) is a plus
  • Programming skills are a plus, especially with computational software, such as Labview, Matlab, C++, or Java
  • Experience in Spectrophotometer, shine measurement, wet and dry combing, and/or repeated grooming, highly desirable
  • Technical writing skills a must
  • Experience with experimental lab work and equipment maintenance and troubleshooting a must
  • Must be proficient in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook


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.