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The Estee Lauder Companies Senior Scientist - Hair Color in Blaine, Minnesota

Senior Scientist - Hair Color

Brand: Aveda


Position Summary:

This position will be focused on hair color formulation for Aveda. This position is for a skilled individual contributor, reporting to the Director of Hair Color. They will demonstrate collaboration and deliver sustained important contributions for new launches and product improvements. They will independently work projects in a highly collaborative environment. They should be knowledgeable in the hair color category with technical depth and previous experience. This person may supervise a technician or temporaries.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Designs, executes, analyzes & recommends next steps to optimize delivery of project objectives – balancing agility with robustness. Documents, summarizes, reviews and interprets data. Output is timely, robust & reliable so can be used with confidence by the project team. Shares results, recommendations, and next steps with director & understands the impact of their results vs the project objectives.

  • Has hair color category understanding of competition, guest and stylist expectations, products, and packages/devices. Seeks out cross category learnings. Defines how the technical choices & levers affect the critical desired consumer benefits & experience. Uses their technical knowledge to generate & analyze data.

  • Develops knowledge & acceptance of company culture, resources, processes, etc. Becomes competent in standard operating procedures & methodologies. Develops an understanding of & able to use available resources needed to get the job done. Integrates into organization & becomes a valuable contributor. Actively seeks out & addresses opportunities to build / improve capabilities & systems including safety. Identifies where help is required with system deficiencies.



  • Education: minimum 4 year B.S. degree in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, biochemical engineering or related field.

  • Previous personal/beauty care experience required.

  • Previous hair color experience, preferred.


  • Proficiency with typical office software: Word, Excel, etc.

  • Experience with technical writing in a scientific field.

  • Effective time management skills.

  • Laboratory experience

  • Others:

  • Ability to learn operation of scientific instruments and applicable software

  • Follow Good Laboratory Practices and other regulations, where applicable

  • Maintain a clean and organized lab area

  • Follow safe lab practices.

Potential Companies:

Personal Care: Procter & Gamble, Coty, Unilever, Henkel, L’Oreal, Avon, Shiseido, Kao/Kao Brands, Johnson & Johnson, 3 rd party manufacturers, hair dye supply companies

Hair Color: Procter & Gamble, Coty, Henkel, L’Oreal, Kao/Kao Brands, 3 rd party manufacturers (e.g. Alfaparf), hair dye supply companies

Job: Research & Development

Primary Location: Americas-US-MN-Blaine

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Travel: No

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Job Number: 1815951