Clichy, Île-de-France
Research & Innovation
Full - Time
For more than 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 4 000 L'Oréal R&I people are talented and highly skilled, located in major markets, working in a cooperative way, open to the world.

The Worldwide Safety, Regulatory, Claim Substantiation & Microbiology Direction (SRCM) operates globally to guarantee that all of our products are safe for the environment and our consumers, compliant, and that our claims are sincere.

Our teams have always been at the scientific forefront of safety evaluation methods to

ensure that we provide the most comprehensive understanding of our products’ human & environmental impact, whilst being key partners in development projects to provide our customers with the best of beauty innovation. We are driven both by uncompromising integrity and reliability, and by a creative and innovation mindset.

We operate in an increasingly complex environment, both in terms of technical challenges (chemical diversity, new “green” materials), as well as regulatory fragmentation & pressure, with respect to our consumers’ expectations for deeper performance, new product usages, and no compromise on product safety & responsibility.

To tackle these challenges, we need the best Talents. We are looking for a Senior Toxicologist within our non-clinical international function. 

Located in France (Clichy), you will work in close collaboration with your safety colleagues from France, US and China, as well as regulatory, claim and microbiology teams.

As a Senior Toxicologist, your main responsibilities are: 

-Develop and provide ingredient safety submission dossiers and defense strategies to secure the use of key ingredients for the business

-Support and assist our safety teams regarding human health risk assessment of raw materials and formula through all phases of their development from early safety to market

-Advise, propose and follow-up safety scientific strategies using traditional and/or emerging approaches in risk assessment

-Participate in interdisciplinary business teams in new product development and provide sound scientific solutions to address potential safety concerns

-Interact with global regulatory agencies as toxicology expert regarding registrations, data requirements, and emerging, new regulations with potential impact on products

-Represent the company in scientific organizations and workshops, task forces of trade associations

To succeed in this position, you have: 

-  A robust and significant experience (10 years minimum) in the field of regulatory toxicology in an industrial context (pharma, food, agro-chemicals, …). You have led and managed the design, monitoring and interpretation of toxicology studies conducted under applicable ISO standards and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)

-  Proven experience in integration of safety data from various sources for regulatory purposes. Good knowledge/use of ADME/DMPK approaches as well as experience in active ingredient dossier submission and defense activities are considered as assets.

- Experience in working in international environments. Fluency in English is required.

- An advanced degree, preferably a Ph.D., in toxicology or in a related discipline (i.e, biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, public health,… ). A post-graduate training in toxicology would be an asset

Certifications such as DABT or ERT are a plus

You are : 

- Driven by both scientific excellence and pragmatism

- Consumer centric

- Collaborative

- Written and oral communication skills

- A critical thinker and a problem solver

- Able to contextualize, analyze and simplify complex matters

- Open-minded

- Efficient in time management

- Able to accept constructive feedback

- Flexible

If you identify yourself in this position, please apply by uploading your resume in PDF

The L'Oréal Group is convinced that difference is a deep source of wealth, that allows everyone to grow, to challenge themselves and to go further. We strongly encourage everyone to always dare and never censor themselves. Skills can always be learnt. We will be delighted to exchange with you! 

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