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

Join our L’Oréal USA Research & Innovation Talent Community-Application Domain

As we are all living through unprecedented times, L’Oréal remains committed to the health and safety of our employees, candidates, customers and communities where we live and work.  L’Oréal USA is supporting Americans during the COVID-19 outbreak and recovery in a variety of ways, including production and distribution of hand sanitizer for employees and frontline workers, providing funds to important organizations like Feeding America to help relieve food-insecure families around the country and donating more than $1 million worth of high-need products like cleansers and moisturizers to Feed the Children. We are extremely proud of our teams who are finding new avenues to give back every day.

In this time of social distancing, making connections is more important than ever before.  We invite you to join our Talent Community and engage with us to learn about our company, culture, and future careers.  While you may not find a specific role that's right for you now, we encourage you to join our network today as we look toward the future.  

We wish you and your loved ones continued health and safety and hope to connect soon.

Who We Are:

Inside L’Oréal’s Research & Innovation Division, the Application Domain transforms scientific discoveries, technological inventions and new consumer aspirations into innovation prototypes that exceed consumer perceived performance.

As a Scientist in our Application Domain, your key mission is to identify and develop innovative technologies for hair, skin or make-up applications with clear consumer perceivable benefits. You’ll work in a dynamic team-oriented lab environment to identify new technology with clear benefits and translate the technology into cosmetic products. Interact with cross-functional groups within Research & Innovation globally for new product development, product concept testing, and smooth transition of the technology to the development lab.

Join Our Talent Community if you are a:

  • Post Doc with industry sponsored projects focused on film formers, emulsion, adhesion or materials characterization (Formulation experience a plus)
  • Research Scientist with Application Science experience in Physical Chemistry, Polymer Science, Surface and Colloid Science, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or Physical Chemistry
What you’ll Do:
  • Develop novel cosmetic products with identified raw materials and technology by designing the formula around materials to fully explore the potential consumer perceivable benefits.
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of cosmetic formulation spaces with a keen ability to anticipate challenges and generate a strategic plan to assess.  
  • Work closely with Innovative Raw Materials Department and suppliers to identify new raw materials and new technology with potential benefits for lip applications.
  • Put in place a patent strategy that will safeguard the formula and technology invented.
  • Work closely with application domain and development labs to ensure a smooth transition of new products and technologies.
  • Independently prepare regular progress reports providing a clear overview of project status to senior management and colleagues at different geographic locations within the company.
  • Work closely with the project management office team to ensure proper communication of key decision points, blocking points and delays to management and support teams.
  • Maintain good knowledge of competitor’s patent environments and close awareness of consumer need gap and marketing trends.

Who You Are:

·       Entrepreneurial. Every single day, you spot opportunities to shake things up and change the world for the better.

·       Super creative. There’s no blueprint for the future. You’ll have to design it.

·       Ambitious. You crave success and we’ll support you all the way. That way, we all win.

·       Respectful. Whether you’re talking to our CEO or a salon owner around the block, you treat everyone the same.

·       Responsible. You’ll treat our customers, our consumers and our money as if they’re your own. Because they are.

·       Open. To new ways of doing things. To other people’s (sometimes crazy) ideas.

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Innovation has fueled L'Oréal’s business for more than 100 years and we will rely on our culture of innovation and entrepreneurship to help us continually evolve. L'Oréal’s dynamic culture provides its employees with entrepreneurial freedom and opportunities to drive transformation across its €29.87B business, encompassing over 35 brands, around the globe. In the US, we have 12,000 employees working collaboratively across 14 states to build leading edge technologies, launch highly personalized products, reimagine consumer experiences, and develop creative solutions to reduce our environmental footprint.