The Estee Lauder Companies Research Physical Chemist in Blaine, Minnesota
Research Physical Chemist
Brand: Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Departments
America’s premier creator and marketer of plant-based haircare, skincare,
make-up, PureFume™ and lifestyle products seeks a Research Physical Chemist. This
is a corporate upstream hair innovation technology position that requires a
physical chemist training with
background in colloidal chemistry and delivery systems. Responsibilities
include the development and analysis of
new technologies/concepts focusing on the thermodynamics analysis of
macroscopic chemical properties their
influence on physical properties and chemical structures and ensure their design and use that can meet technology objectives and
conforms to the appropriate scientific principles and findings based on sound applied and statistical research.
Requires proven skills in the area of
colloidal chemistry ,delivery systems, micelle influence . Provides scientific leadership and collaboration working with a
cross functional team to develop technologies and products that meet the
company’s strategic and financial
goals. Work closely with the team’s Vice
President of Innovation, Vice President of Product Development, Executive
Director of Investigative Research and Executive Director of Botanical Research
as a key contributor to the groups’ overall strategic direction and selection
and assessment of technologies and methodologies. The technologies and concepts
from the ELC corporate upstream group will be leveraged to the formulation teams
for use in Aveda/Bumble etc
Each employee will practice an individual
commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility in the
workplace. We aim to steer society in a more sustainable direction for
our benefit and the benefit of generations to come.
Each employee will
actively participate in the Behavior Based Safety (BBS) program and is required
to follow all safety practices and procedures.
Research and Development
Identifyexternal resources to outsource and /or collaborate to develop newtechnologies, conceptsand botanicallysourced chemical entities.
IPdevelopment and review
Conductresearch to identify and develop new/improved technologies, formulas, test methods,claims , screening assays and ingredients.
Developappropriate experimental plans,technical models and hypotheses for technical problems/researchto guide technology development .
Work closelywith Melville material science , SAS andBSRgroups
Develop/implementkey measurement methods of analysis.Ensure that they are updated as necessary.
Providewritten and graphical summaries of methods, results and conclusions on aconsistent basis.
Transitionresearch discoveries into practical application at Aveda.
Work withR&D team as internal resource for technical information pertaining toassigned projects.
Presentresearch proposals, new product ideas and test results to management team.
Providetechnical training and coaching to technical and marketing personnel.
Publish andpatent discoveries as appropriate.
Professional and BusinessRelationships
Leveragerelationships with respected academicians and practitioners to support currentand develop future research projects.
Conductpresentations to senior management as needed .
Providetechnical information to PD .as needed
Other dutiesas assigned
Ph..D in physical chemistry
previous post doc or 1-2 years experience in industry ,
Knowledge ofresearch literature, core principles and processes related topersonal care products.
Knowledge ofpatent literature, and ability to read, assess and provide an understanding ofthe patent art.
Understandingof common and best practices within the competitive landscape.
Knowledge ofglobal markets and working knowledge of regulatory requirements andlimitations.
Strongorganizational, multi-tasking and problem solving skills.
Excellentoral and written communication skills required, including giving presentationsto all levels of management and customers.
Demonstratedstrength in leading and providing guidance and direction to others.
Stronginterpersonal and relationship building skills.
Self motivatedand driven to exceed goals.
Job: Research & Development
Primary Location: Americas-US-MN-Blaine
Job Type: Standard
Job Number: 164289