Senior Bioanalytical Chemist II, L'Oreal Research & Innovation

工作職能: Research & Innovation

職位類別: Permanent

僱傭類別: Full - Time

位置: Clark, NJ

國家: United States

Job Title Senior Bioanalytical Chemist II

Division: Research & Innovation

Location: Clark, NJ

Reports To: Director – Analytical Innovation & Expert Analysis

Who We Are:

For more than a century, L’Oréal has devoted its energy, innovation, and scientific excellence solely to one business: Beauty. Our goal is to offer each and every person around the world the best of beauty in terms of quality, efficacy, safety, sincerity and responsibility to satisfy all beauty needs and desires in their infinite diversity.

At 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 cosmetic products for the well-being of men and women across the world. Research & Innovation is at the core of our transformation! Come join our dynamic team!

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 scientist 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.

What You Will Learn:

As a member of our Analytical Chemistry team, you have a key role to play in the development of our products. Your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Design and conduct research to develop, validate, and implement novel LC (UV & MS) and GC (MS & FID) analytical methods to quantify large and small molecules in different matrixes (biological, finished products, others)
  • Develop sample preparation procedures for small and large molecule analysis (small molecules, peptides, proteins, lipids, biomarkers, metabolites)
  • Perform general troubleshooting and maintenance for LC (UV & MS) and GC (MS & FID) based instrumentation
  • Establish/manage the interaction with partner CROs
  • Maintain awareness of consumer trends, as well as evolving capabilities in the analytical chemistry field, with emphasis on LC-MS and GC-MS techniques
  • Identify innovation opportunity areas in the field of bioanalysis and create a plan to implement, bring those to life, and promote/communicate benefits with our business partners
  • Represent the voice of the analytical department when engaged in product development activities
  • Provide strategic leadership in support and execution of testing strategies across brands to meet project timelines
  • Drive problem-solving and provide technically sound recommendations
  • Show ability to convey ideas, and design experiments to test them to confirm project technical feasibility
  • Prioritize and coordinate stability testing and ensure data is accurate and reported to meet timelines
  • Perform root cause analyses for non-conformance events related to laboratory testing
  • Maintain necessary documentation in accordance with policies and practices
  • Remain current with ICH guidelines, GMPs, and regulations, as applicable
  • 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)
  • Collaborate closely with our brand partners in support of product development, to drive company strategy and initiatives to completion
  • Adhere to written practices to ensure good quality, compliance, and safety
  • Quickly adapt to changes, delays, unexpected events
  • Manage multiple projects prioritizing the work to ensure on time delivery of results to meet critical project milestones
  • Develop working relationships with cross-functional teams, labs, and international colleagues to grow breadth and depth of expertise
  • Actively participate in L’Oréal’s international analytical technical communities

What We Are Looking For:

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry (preferred), Biochemistry, Bioanalytical Sciences, or related discipline with 3-5 years of professional experience
  • Experience with LC-MS and GC-MS method development and validation for small and large molecules is a must
  • Strong experimental background and skills using LC (UV & MS) and GC (MS & FID) based instrumentation to solve challenging technical problems and to develop and validate novel methods
  • Strong hands-on experience in sample preparation techniques for small and large molecules
  • Agility to learn, implement, and share new techniques (within & outside area of expertise) to help develop our analytical toolkit
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required
  • Ability to organize analytical data and provide summaries and conclusions to management and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse environment to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet timelines
  • Strong attention to details, 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
  • Familiar with ICH guidelines, GMPs and GLPs
  • Excellent knowledge of computer systems and software
  • Self-motivated to learn, hardworking and curious individual with the ability to think innovatively about difficult research problems
  • Must be eligible to work in the US on an ongoing, continuous basis without the need for sponsorship now or in the future.

As an integral part of our culture at L’Oréal, wellness is at our core. We not only offer a generous Benefits Package (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K), we also offer flexible time off, work from home days, and a pension plan! Additionally, you will have access to company perks such as Makeup, Skincare, and Fragrance! Employees receive a stipend for L'Oréal products as well as VIP Access to L’Oréal’s Internal Shop for Discounted Products, and other perks such as Monthly Mobile Allowance, discounted gym memberships, and ERGs.

Additional Benefits Information As Follows:

·            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, Monthly Mobile Allowance)  

·            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 would love to find out more about you as a candidate and 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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