Instrumental Evaluation Scientist


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The Instrumental Evaluation department is a specialized team focused on objective, scientific testing of innovative products in development by L’Oreal laboratories.   Testing methods are developed, validated, and adjusted as needed to keep up with the exploration of novel properties of new formulas.   This team also executes research and develops knowledge of hair and skin properties, including its response to environment and treatment, across various ethnicities.

This position will work on aid-to-formulation and innovation instrumental testing and will assist in instrumental method development mostly for African Hair products, and African skin as a second priority.




          Designs, proposes, and implements the instrumental test

             plans for innovation projects

            and task forces related to African hair and skin;


          Collaborates with labs, international colleagues, and              evaluation team to determine

            which test methods are needed;


          Drives projects from inception to completion with quality,

            timeliness, and professionalism;


          Prioritizes projects workload with supervisor, performs project              tracking and scheduling


          Organizes, plans, and effectively executes instrumental              testing to support aid to formulation and innovation studies               for local and international projects;


          Analyzes instrumental test data and writes reports and              memos to clearly communicate findings and share             information with colleagues;




          Maintains instrumentation and laboratory equipment and              ensures proper operation/maintenance documentation;


          Maintains laboratory notebook in accordance with standard              operating procedures; and


          Develops ways to improve efficiency of daily operation of              the Instrumental Evaluation group




          Works on development of new methods and improvement of             existing methods, and evaluates new equipment for use in              innovation and aid to formulation testing;




          Evaluates and summarizes published literature (internal and

            external) on various topics surrounding hair and skin testing;



Works on expanding hair knowledge, with particular focus on              ethnic hair;


Technical & Professional competencies required:


Excellent interpersonal, communication (written/oral), and organizational skills;

Capable of working in a matrix organization, including strong teamwork skills;

Technical writing skills;

Experience with experimental lab work and equipment maintenance and troubleshooting;

Knowledge of hair, cosmetic properties and substrate – product relationship a plus;

Proficiency in statistical and data analysis.

Must be able to work on several complex projects at the same time with flexibility and organization; Curiosit

Must be proficient in Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; Scientific softwares.


Education Knowledge & Experience

Bachelors with 5 – 7 years of relevant working experience ; OR Masters with 3 – 5 years of relevant working experience; OR PhD with 1 – 3 years of relevant working experience; preferred areas of study include Biological, Physical or Material Sciences, Chemical Engineering or Bio-Engineering or related fields;


Pluri-disciplinary knowledge on:

Optical system for color / shine and movement measurements

Optical features of surface of the fibers (Microscopy)

Physico-chemistry of materials

Mechanical properties

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