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Senior Scientist I, Clinical & Instrumental Sun Care & Photoprotection Evaluation, L'Oreal Research & Innovation

Сфера деятельности: Research & Innovation

Тип должности: Permanent

Тип занятости: Full - Time

Место расположения: Clark, NJ

Страна: USA



Position Title: Senior Scientist I, Clinical & Instrumental Evaluation Intelligence, Sun Care & Photoprotection

Location: Clark, New Jersey (Hybrid)

Department: Research & Innovation Evaluation Intelligence


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 Scientist to join our Sun Care & Photoprotection Clinical & Instrumental Evaluation Intelligence Team. As a key member of the team, you will manage and execute Sun care studies on regulated over the counter (OTC) products to ensure testing is conducted in accordance with local regulatory agencies for global regulatory compliance of L’Oréal OTC products; supporting and coordinating L’Oreal workgroups related with photobiology and photoprotection; developing the Scientific knowledge in this field; ensuring the best quality practices on the process for the area. 


In this function you will be working cross functionally with the Development and Innovation Labs in all categories(Skin and Makeup), as well as, safety and regulatory teams, and international Hubs.


As a Senior Scientist in our Sun Care & Photoprotection Clinical and Instrumental Evaluation Intelligence Team, your main responsibilities are:

  • Work closely with Photoprotection Evaluation Intelligence Team, to understand deadlines to ensure initiation of sun care testing in a timely manner
  • Ability to influence others in order to ensure needs from lab are met
  • Ability to independently coordinate SPF and UVA testing following FDA and International methodologies
  • Ability to independently coordinate Visible light testing a plus
  • Ability to contact vendors to provide testing timelines, generate sample submissions, provide shipping details
  • Organizational abilities and familiarity with tracking systems to communicate testing results and studies status to internal partners
  • Ability to independently collaborate and negotiate with vendors
  • Capable of working in a matrix organization, including strong teamwork skills a must;
  • Work cross functionally to provide necessary documentations
  • Ability to process and documents test results using L’Oréal internal systems
  • Effectively communicate and problem solve issues
  • Clearly report results and review draft reports for finalization
  • Promote the Photoprotection and the Photobiology knowledge, and scientific
  • Validate and monitor new and existing SPF CRO’s to ensure high quality of testing
  • Monitor SPF studies at CROs


To Succeed in this Position, You Have:

  • A completed Bachelors or Master's degree is required. Areas of study include Biological, Physical or Material Sciences, Chemical Engineering, or related fields
  • 4-6 years (Bachelors)/2-4 years (Masters) of relevant working experience in instrumental or clinical evaluation required
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in regulatory or OTC/Sunscreen product testing within cosmetics, chemicals or pharmaceutical industries and/or at CROs testing facilities, and/or on Pharmaceutical Clinical Research
  • Knowledge of US/ international cosmetics and OTC/Sunscreen regulations
  • Computer proficiency: Excel, Power-Point, Word, Outlook
  • Statistical analysis/interpretation
  • Experience with photoprotection products such as Research, Formulations, Regulatory,  in vivo SPF testing, as well as UVA in vitro testing
  • Willing to travel in US (10%)
  • 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)


To Succeed in this Position, You Are:

  • Able to work with cross-functional teams
  • Someone with strong interpersonal skills. You must be able to interact successfully with all levels of personnel within R&I and with other divisions and departments, both written and verbal
  • Capable of working in a matrixed organization, including strong teamwork skills a must.
  • Someone with strong organizational skills and an analytical mindset
  • Willing to take initiative


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)
  • Hybrid Work Policy (Up to 2 Days per week work from home for eligible roles, subject to manager approval)
  • 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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