Clark, NJ, New Jersey
Research & Innovation
Full - Time

Do you want to work at the bench on the formulation of new and innovative eye makeup products related to consumers' makeup routines across the globe?


Then L'Oréal Research & Innovation (R&I) might be exactly the place you have always been looking for!


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, dependable, sustainable & responsible beauty products and experiences that will change people’s lives. L’Oréal Research and Innovation has continuously invested upstream in its research with a high level of ambition. Our 3800+ L'Oréal R&I people are talented and highly skilled, located in major markets, working in a cooperative way, opened to the world. 


Inside L’Oréal’s Research & Innovation Division, Development is responsible for working closely with our over 35 brands to adapt and innovate formulations into new and exciting products based on consumer and marketing insights. Development of great products requires building strong, international collaborations across different functions to ensure that products are seen from inception to officialization for our local and global launch deadlines.


We are currently seeking a talented and innovative Eye Makeup Development Chemist to join our Development department located at our Clark, New Jersey facility for Research and Innovation. In this role you are responsible for technical aspects of developing and homologating makeup products. You'll maintain awareness of scientific literature, patents, raw material technology, processing methodology, and marketing/consumer trends required to perform innovative product development assignments in an efficient manner. You'll regularly engage with key stakeholders to define evolving priorities and working methods.  You'll also be overseeing a safe and orderly laboratory environment.

You Will . . .

  • Track and maintain awareness of multiple development projects
  • Manage and prioritize multiple projects and priorities with varying complexity
  • Develop and refine eye product formulas at the bench
  • Perform product stability on all formulas and resolve any issues that arise. 
  • Work closely with external vendors to obtain technical information needed to initiate formula reviews and formula entries
  • Initiate formula entries into applicable IT and Research and Innovation laboratory systems
  • Issue documentation for existing and new products
  • Coordinate with the development teams to ensure timely IL issuance and officialization of new projects with agreeable, defined work flows
  • Consistently provide management, internal labs and support teams with information regarding the status of projects and product information, as well as coordinate and follow up on general requests
  • Maintain good, working relations with vendors to ensure product quality in a timely fashion
  • Identify raw materials and technologies suitable for product development from either in house or vendors
  • Demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness in proactively identifying and proposing solutions to issues that may arise during product development
  • Understand the functions of ingredients in formulas in order to identify and monitor the quality and conformity of formulas
  • Update product data for internal and external needs
  • Send and track samples and test results for various testing needs
  • Be able to handle multiple basic projects simultaneously
  • Provide technical support on product communication and claims to other parts of the business (Marketing, etc.)


You Have . . .

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering or related science is required. Masters' preferred.
  • 1-3+ years of experience in cosmetic/makeup formulation required; eye makeup preferred
  • Strong communication, presentation and project management skills.  
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to share and teach in the area of expertise with experts and non-experts alike
  • An established self-awareness, in terms of understanding your own culture, identity, biases, prejudices, power privilege, and stereotypes.
  • Authorization to work in the US on a permanent, ongoing basis, without the need for sponsorship now or in the future. 

 You Are . . .

  • Someone who values being a part of and working closely with a team
  • Someone who is adaptable and can work in a fast paced environment
  • Someone who is innovative and resourceful in problem solving technical challenges
  • Someone who is self-motivated and can work with flexibility and creativity


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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