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Senior Scientist II, Scientific and Technology Foresight, L'Oreal Research & Innovation

Сфера деятельности: Research & Innovation

Тип должности: Permanent

Тип занятости: Full - Time

Место расположения: Clark, NJ

Страна: United States

Title: Senior Scientist II, Scientific and Technology Foresight

Location: Clark, New Jersey



We are looking for an inquisitive Senior Scientist II to reinforce our Strategic Scientific Foresight team, whose mission is to help anticipate and prepare for the future by tracking scientific and technological advances and by identifying opportunities, competitive threats, and even the weakest signals of change.


Part of an international team, the candidate will be connected to operational R&I labs to share insights and build a global vision. He/she/they will also be exposed to senior management and will participate in exploring long term research orientations and innovation strategies.


Our Scientific Foresight teams identify disruptive and emerging technology and scientific trends relevant to L’Oreal R&I challenges and business and are responsible for a precise analysis of the potential of the technology or the scientific field.  This role combines a candidate’s ability to appreciate advances in cutting edge technology in the biological, chemical, physical, digital, and engineering sciences and an ability to analyze how these advances could impact L’Oreal’s market position. The analysis and reports from the Scientific Foresight team are used by senior management to aid in strategic decision making for adoption of new technologies and focus areas.


In addition to strong scientific and analytical abilities, we seek a candidate with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, a team player with the ability to effectively handle organizational complexity and with strong persuasive verbal and written communication skills.


A solid understanding of industry dynamics (biotech, medtech, etc), R&D and key public entities and players in North America and/or experience in sourcing, evaluating and investing in technology startup companies would be a significant added advantage.


Key Technical Requirements & Personal Skills:

  • Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD in science/engineering (preferentially in but not restricted to biological or chemical sciences)
  • 7-10 years' experience (Bachelor's)/ 5-7 years' experience (Masters)/2-3 years' experience (PhD) in a scientific/technical environment beyond academia
  • Authorization to work in the United States on a full-time, permanent, ongoing basis, without the need for sponsorship now or in the future.
  • Broad vision of science and technology, ability to handle a variety of technical topics beyond one’s direct field of education and experience
  • Very good written and oral communication skills; ability to give presentations to senior executive-level audiences, to write synthetic briefs on technical topics, and to explain complex technical/scientific concepts in non-specialist terms
  • Ability to analyze complex information, identify weak signals and developing trends and elaborate a broader picture of an innovation area
  • Ability to work effectively with third parties in a global, matrixed organization and collaborate with all levels of the organization and all types of profiles (scientists and non-scientists)
  • Energetic and autonomous, eager to suggest and test new methodologies and ways of working


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.