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Senior Analytical Chemist II, Separation Sciences, L'Oréal Research & Innovation

Сфера деятельности: Research & Innovation

Тип должности: Permanent

Тип занятости: Full - Time

Место расположения: Clark, NJ

Страна: USA


Position Title: Senior Analytical Chemist II, Separation Sciences, L'Oreal Research & Innovation

Location: Clark, New Jersey

Department: Research & Innovation Analytical Chemistry


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


Inside L’Oréal’s Research & Innovation Division, Analytical Chemistry is responsible for working with our over 35 brands and partnering with development and manufacturing teams to design studies, generate analytical data, and summarize findings regarding our products using the latest instruments, methodologies, and techniques. We value the development of products that are backed by science to establish stability, performance, safety, and quality regardless of the brand or division. 


We are looking for a talented and highly motivated Senior Analytical Chemist II, Separation Sciences that is passionate about problem-solving and investigating the chemistry behind our products, can use data to support conclusions and claims, and has a deep drive to ensure beauty products are held to the highest standards in quality and safety. The successful candidate for this position must have expertise and hands on experience developing, validating, evaluating, and implementing methods for hair color, hair care and styling. This role will be based out of our Clark, New Jersey research facility.


As a Senior Analytical Chemist II for our Analytical Chemistry research team, your main responsibilities are:

  • Lead and assists in designing and executing analytical procedures for analysis of active ingredients and formulation inserts for hair products
  • Develop and validate analytical methods to advance the hair product development program and to ensure good quality, compliance, and safety. Emphasis on separations science (LC-UV/MS & GC-FID/MS). 
  • Foster & maintain open communication channels with partners around projects status and delivers technical reports, presentations and other documentation as needed. 
  • Liaise closely with stakeholders from sales, marketing, regulatory, operations and manufacturing to understand business needs, and provide technical support for before and after-market launches.
  • Collects, process and interpret data accurately, derive conclusions based on sound science, and prepare reports to effectively communicate results and findings to key stakeholders (audience with and without scientific backgrounds). 
  • Utilize existing and implement new analytical technologies within a development program to foster innovation across the analytical technical community
  • Serve as a subject matter expert. Collaborate closely with our brand partners in support of product development, to drive company strategy and initiatives to completion  
  • Adhere to written procedures and practices to ensure good quality, compliance, and safety 
  • Continually develop knowledge in new areas of product technology to improve efficiency in assigned projects.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to changes, delays, unexpected events, and able to manage multiple projects prioritizing the work to ensure on time delivery of results and critical project milestones
  • Maintain awareness of consumer trends, as well as evolving capabilities in the analytical chemistry field 
  • Develop working relationships with cross-functional teams, labs, and international colleagues to ensure breadth and depth
  • Perform general troubleshooting and maintenance for instrumentation  
  • Actively participate in L’Oréal’s international analytical technical communities


To Succeed in this Position, You Have:

  • A completed Bachelor’s degree in a scientific (Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Materials Science etc.) or engineering (Chemical, Materials, Biomedical) field is required; advanced degree (Masters) preferred.
  • 5-8 years of relevant industry experience in analytical chemistry with a focus on separation sciences including LC and GC, is required. 
  • Hands on, industry experience with GC-MS and HPLC-MS instrumentation, method development, and validation is required.
  • Experienced with GC-FID and HPLC-UV instrumentation is preferred.
  • Experience with extraction and analysis of natural fibers (textiles, hair) is preferred. 
  • The ability to lift 10 lbs (4.5 kg). 
  • A strong experimental background and skills to solve challenging technical problems and develop novel methods/assays. 
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills, analytical development and product characterization experience in hair color, care and styling is preferred.
  • Proven ability to lead, plan, coordinate, and complete challenging analytical projects while collaborating with cross-functional teams.
  • Strong attention to details, decision-making skills, and adherence to safety procedures and practices. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Proficient computer skills and experience using various IT systems and databases relevant to analytical technology.
  • Ability to take calculated risks, be proactive and self-directed.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results and overcoming challenges.
  • Self-motivated to learn, hardworking and curious individual with the ability to think innovatively about difficult research problems.
  • Have passion to develop self and others within the organization.
  • The ability to be onsite, in the office as this is an essential function of the position
  • 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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