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Senior Chemist, Analytical Chemistry, Stability Testing, L'Oréal Research & Innovation

Сфера деятельности: Research & Innovation

Тип должности: Permanent

Тип занятости: Full - Time

Место расположения: Clark, NJ

Страна: USA


Position Title: Senior Chemist, Stability Testing 

Location: Clark, NJ

Department: R&I Analytical 


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 Senior Chemist to join our Analytical team in our Clark, NJ Research facility. This role is responsible for Chemical Stability testing and method development. This role is part of the Innovation & Expertise team, which provides support for L’Oréal’s Research & Innovation (R&I) across all product types, and throughout the innovation process. This role provides critical business support and is expected to evolve as the needs of R&I evolve, providing the successful candidate with opportunities for business impact and growth.


As an Senior Chemist in our Analytical team, your main responsibilities are:

  • Prioritize and coordinate stability testing and ensure data is accurate and reported to meet project timelines 
  • Design and conduct research to develop, validate, and implement novel LC (UV & MS) and GC (FID/MS) methods and assays that are technically relevant to the groups supported and that will help us further grow our analytical toolkit
  • Contribute to the completion of milestones associated with specific projects
  • Perform root cause analyses for non-conformance events related to laboratory testing
  • Collaborate closely with our brand partners in support of product development, to drive company strategy and initiatives to completion  
  • Collect, process and interpret data accurately, derive conclusions based on sound science, and prepare technical reports to effectively communicate results and findings to key stakeholders (audience with and without scientific backgrounds)
  • Continually develop knowledge in new areas of product technology to improve efficiency in assigned projects
  • Adhere to written procedures and practices to ensure good quality, compliance, and safety
  • Quickly adapt to changes, delays, unexpected events, and manage multiple projects prioritizing the work to ensure on-time delivery of results for critical project milestones
  • Maintain awareness of consumer trends, as well as evolving capabilities in the analytical chemistry field, with emphasis on LC (UV & MS) and GC (FID/MS)
  • Develop working relationships with cross-functional teams, labs, and international colleagues to ensure technical breadth and depth
  • Perform general troubleshooting and maintenance for LC (UV & MS) and GC (FID/MS) based instrumentation 
  • Maintain necessary documentation in accordance with company SOPs and GMP guidelines
  • Actively participate in L’Oréal’s international analytical technical communities


To Succeed in this Position, You Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry with 3-5 years of professional experience or a Master’s degree in chemistry with 2-4 years of professional experience. 
  • Strong experimental background and skills using LC (UV & MS) and GC (FID/MS) based instrumentation (4+ years of demonstrated hands-on experience a must)
  • Experience and passion for solving challenging technical problems
  • Experience in the field of analytical chemistry including new method development, validation, troubleshooting and experimental design desired
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse environment to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet timelines
  • Strong attention to detail, high level of motivation, initiative, and sense of urgency
  • Experience in the cosmetics, personal care or consumer goods industries is a plus but not required
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills ranging from conceptualization to implementation
  • Ability to take calculated risks, be proactive and self-directed
  • Committed to delivering high quality results and overcoming challenges
  • Strong knowledge of ICH guidelines, GMPs, and FDA regulations related to OTC products in a plus but not required
  • Excellent knowledge of computer systems and software
  • Self-motivated to learn, hardworking and curious, with the ability to think innovatively about difficult research problems
  • 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)


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)
  • 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.


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