Shanghai, Shanghai Shi
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 4 100 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 Physical Chemistry, we are looking for a Scientist. 

As a Scientist, your main responsibilities are : 
  • Work on innovation project to develop new cosmetic prototype by leveraging formulation science expertise;
  • Contribute to key collaborative projects by using formulation science expertise;
  • Work with Labs to give trouble shooting and improve product quality by providing technical solution;
  • Build up physical chemistry toolbox and database to serve transversal innovation project;
  • Upskill lab colleagues through formulation(emulsion) science training and sharing; 
  • Manage physical chemistry equipment in the lab and give basic training on equipment usage
  • Improve innovation project transformation and maximize the business impact;
  • Take challenge and work under pressure, deliver innovation project on time and in full;
  • Ensure full alignment with company safety and sustainability policy
  • Communicate with lab colleagues smoothly to fully understand formulation(emulsion) science relevant technical challenge and manage complexity;
  • Work proactively and take collaborative leadership to contribute to key innovation projects; 
  • Behave as interface between shanghai lab and global physical chemistry team to carry out expertise exchange on scientific and technical topics

To succeed in this position, you have : 
  • Education background
  • Required professional experience
  • Mandatory technical skills and Nice to have technical skills
  • Fluent in English
You are : 
  • Master or PhD in physical chemistry/colloid & interfacial science /materials science or other chemistry related fields;
  • Candidates with formulation (emulsion) science education background are preferred;
  • Candidates with formulation (emulsion) working experience in home care and personal care category are preferred;
  • Operate physical chemistry instruments (e.g., microscopy, SEM/TEM, rheometer, DSC, light scattering, etc.) skillfully 
  • Tackle formulation science challenge such as formulation structure decoding, mechanism understanding, stability improvement and so on;  
  • Publish scientific report and apply for patent as output of innovation projects  
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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