Contrat A Duree Indeterminee
Kawasaki (Kanagawa), Kanagawa
Recherche et Innovation
Temps plein


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.

In the department of Advanced Research, we are looking for a Process Science Expert. 

  • Type of contract : Permanent 
  • Location :  Kanagawa, Japan 


As a Process Science Expert, your main responsibilities are : 

  • Develop disruptive platform technologies for cosmetic formulations driven by process innovation concepts.
  • Provide scientific leadership and independently manage projects to feed métiers strategical innovation road map. Project nature includes performing substantial hands-on experiments in the labs as well at the external vendor site, preparing technical reports and timely presenting the work within team.
  • Perform chemical analysis and physical property testing of materials and products.
  • Establish long term strategy including scouting/deployment of new process equipment to maximize L’Oréal processing capability by leveraging strong Japanese processing industry/science. Includes attending Lab renovation support, process exhibitions, conferences, building strategies with the team.
  • Provide through delegation from the head of the laboratory operational and administrative management of the laboratory (safety, planning, investment, contracts, participating in meetings, etc.)
  • Work in close collaboration with application domains and development labs and communicate the findings globally within L’Oréal community.
  • Continuous improvement of technical skills by participating in vendor seminars, exhibitions, and conferences in the cosmetic field.
  • The other tasks may include creating standards and specifications for processes, facilities, products, and tests, participating in installation of new machines, and conducting regular maintenance and inspection of existing equipment and facilities.

To succeed in this position, you have : 

  • Master’s degree or PhD in process engineering, chemical engineering or mechanical engineering with work experience ideally in Cosmetics/Ink/Paints/Pharma/Oral care/Food or other relevant fields.
  • Hands-on experience on process and formulation of pharmaceutical products or personal care products.
  • Preferably to have working knowledge of physicochemical characterization methodologies like SEM, TEM, XRD, Optical microscopy etc.
  • Open to work on heavy machines.
  • Willing to travel (domestic and international) for external vendor trials.
  • Good network in academia or corporate will be a big plus.

You are : 
  • Open mindset and flexible to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds

Good to have : 
  • Experience working on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) based simulations or other similar process modeling tools will be a big plus
  • Japanese fluency close to native level due to the nature of this role
  • Comfortable working in English working environment



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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