Sr Scientist - Research
L'oréal - Clark, NJ

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This position is in the Cosmetics Evaluation Group at L’Oreal USA’s R&I facility in Clark, NJ. This position is responsible for developing creative new instrumental methods to test cosmetic products (makeup and skincare) as Aid-to-Formulation and for Instrumental Claims Substantiation for all cosmetics products manufactured by L’Oreal USA. Job Responsibilities: · Works individually and as a team to develop new bio-instrumental aid-to-formulation and claims methods, or on special projects; · Develops and scouts for new methods and instrumentation to establish novel instrumental cosmetic evaluation methods for aid to formulation and/or claims; · Prepares instrumental test protocols and operating procedures, and creates/maintains proper documentation in instrumental master files; · Conducts method exploratory and validation studies on different conditions and populations ; · Executes bio-instrumental claims and aid to formulation testing according to established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) when appropriate; · Analyzes instrumental test data and writes reports to clearly communicate findings in a timely manner; · Maintains own laboratory notebook up to date in accordance with standard operating procedures; · Acquires and maintains an in-depth understanding of laboratory equipment and their capabilities; · Evaluates and summarizes published literature on various topics in cosmetic testing; · Interacts with R&I marketing Liaison team, formulation labs and legal team to determine the instrumental methods for aid to formulation or claims substantiation; · Collaborates with French colleagues to standardize research protocols; · Builds strong intra and inter-department relations and fosters integration of knowledge; · Works with consumers, expert panelists, cosmetologists, sensory & consumer scientists, formulators, French counterparts, clinicians, academics, consultants and vendors; · Acquires broad-based business knowledge and stays current on the claims associated with new product launches including the competitors’; · Forms ties to professional organizations and collaborates with colleagues in appropriate fields. Requirements: · B.Sc with 5 years of experience. Master’s with 3 years of experience, or Ph.D. with one year or more of working experience with degrees in Material Science, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Bio-engineering, or related fields; · Excellent collaboration, interpersonal, presentation, written/oral communication skills in English, ability to communicate in French a plus; · 1-5 years of hands-on experience, based on educational level, working with bio-instrumentation testing the performance of skin care and makeup products in cosmetics/consumer product industries preferred; · Must be able to multi-task and manage several projects at the same time with flexibility; · Innovative thinker - able to think out of the box and offer multiple alternatives to meet various challenges; · Specific knowledge and experience with skin bioengineering instrumentation and material/surface/interaction evaluations including optical/spectral, mechanical/viscoelastic, friction/force, surface energy, imaging/image analyses, as applied in cosmetics/consumer product industries are highly desirable; · Experience/interest in working in an International setting; · Working knowledge of experimental design and scientific method; · Knowledge and experience using both parametric and non-parametric statistics, statistical modeling skills a plus; · Creativity in developing new testing methods especially those used for cosmetic claims; · Interview and survey-design skills a plus; · Ability to build and repair equipment a plus; · Interest in human behavior/perception and sensory properties of products; · Must be proficient in Word, PowerPoint, Excel. Expertise in data analysis/statistical software such as XLSTATS/SPSS/SigmaStats, image analysis/computational software (e.g., MatLab, Image Pro, LabSphere), and coding/programming skills highly desirable.
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