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

Are you looking to be a technical, problem solving chemist who wants to deliver new and innovative products related to consumers' skincare routines across the globe?


Then L'Oréal Research & Innovation (R&I) might be exactly the place you have always been looking for!


For more than one 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, dependable, sustainable & responsible beauty products and experiences that will change people’s lives. L’Oréal Research and Innovation has continuously invested upstream in its research with a high level of ambition. Our 3800+ L'Oréal R&I people are talented and highly skilled, located in major markets, working in a cooperative way, opened to the world. 


Inside L’Oréal’s Research & Innovation Division, Development is responsible for working closely with our over 35 brands to adapt and innovate formulations into new and exciting products based on consumer and marketing insights. Development of great products requires building strong, international collaborations across different functions to ensure that products are seen from inception to officialization for our local and global launch deadlines.


We are currently seeking a talented and innovative Skincare Development Chemist to join our Development department located at our Clark, New Jersey facility for Research and Innovation. You'd join a team that is responsible for skin care product development that consist of formulas using challenging actives. With our formulation science expertise and process optimization, the team delivers on new products for global developments. The team maintain very close relationships with the business and with many experts in safety, regulatory, scale-up and scientific platforms.


You Will . . .

  • Develop new and robust skin care formulations at the bench, correlating the relationship between ingredients and product performance.
  • Work closely with the team in order to deliver on aggressive timelines with maximized operational efficiency and support.
  • Maintain knowledge and consider the importance of processing, operating, and design factors that affect skin care formulations.
  • Show creativity and resourcefulness to come up with solutions to issues, which may arise during product development and/or in anticipation to issues which may appear in pilot plant or manufacturing
  • Manage and prioritize multiple projects and priorities with varying complexity
 You Have . . .
  • A minimum of a completed Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field, (Required)
  • 1-3 years of experience in a laboratory environment. Skincare/personal care industry experience preferred
  • Experience in emulsion theory, design, and processing (a plus)
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to share and teach in the area of expertise with experts and non-experts alike
  • Strong communication, presentation and project management skills.  
  • An established self-awareness, in terms of understanding your own culture, identity, biases, prejudices, power privilege, and stereotypes

You Are . . .

  • Someone who is innovative and resourceful in problem solving technical challenges
    • Someone who is looking to achieve results with a sense of integrity and ethics
    • Some who values being a part of and working closely with a team
      • Someone who has scientific curiosity and a passion for skincare

      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.

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