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

Position Title: Chemist, Hair Care & Manageability Open Development

Location: Clark, New Jersey

Department: Hair Care & Manageability Open Development


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 4 100 L'Oréal R&I people are talented and highly skilled, located in major markets, working in a cooperative way, open to the world.


As an Open Development Hair Care & Manageability Chemist, you will lead and develop innovative hair care programs including developing technical robust solutions with ability to create breakthrough product innovations. You'll ensure smooth transition of innovative products and technologies to the development laboratories and transfer and/or develop in vitro evaluation methods to speed up the screening of Hair Care oriented technologies. You'll have the ability to work in a matrix reporting organization and function in a team consensus environment with local R&I and International Teams.   


As a Chemist in the Hair Care & Manageability Open Development team, your main responsibilities are:

  • Identify and develop new Hair Care innovations and breakthrough technologies. Propose new technical concepts in the field of Hair Care
  • Ensure business continuity by working with vendors and adhering to regulatory disengagements and L’Oreal charter.
  • Develop expertise of the Hair Care Team in Chemistry 
  • Work closely with vendors, safety, regulatory, claims and Operations to ensure smooth transition of new products and technologies. 
  • Communicate and present the technology of new products to the strategic committee and colleagues from different geographic locations and different categories within the company. 
  • Maintain good knowledge of competitor’s environments and close awareness of consumer need gap and marketing trends. 


To Succeed In This Position, You Have:

  • A completed Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or related field is required
  • Strong communication, presentation and project management skills.  
  • Ability to work independently and to drive the project forward with minimum supervision. Sensitive to various cosmetic products attributes.  
  • 1-3 years of industry experience is required
  • Creative and self-motivated.  
  • Be able to think out of the box and willing to take an extra step to get job done.  
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time, permanent, ongoing basis, without the need for legal sponsorship now or in the future.
  • Expertise in chemistry, understanding surface-interface properties and surface characterization preferred
  • Experience and understanding of formulation of, surfactant and emulsion systems preferred
  • Hair product formulation experience preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to share and teach in the area of expertise.  
  • Scientific curiosity and passion for Hair Care & Manageability


What's In It For You:

  • Corporate Short Term Incentives (Corporate Profit Sharing Bonus, Individual Performance Bonus)
  • 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)
  • 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


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


To discover our scientific and technical functions at L'Oréal Research & Innovation, please check our career website :


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.

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