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The Estee Lauder Companies Principal Scientist, Product Safety and Toxicology in Markham, Ontario

Principal Scientist, Product Safety and Toxicology

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies



Our Brands: The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The company’s products are sold in approximately 150 countries and territories under brand names including: Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Prescriptives, Lab Series, Origins, Tommy Hilfiger, MAC, Kiton, La Mer, Bobbi Brown, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Michael Kors, Darphin, Tom Ford, Smashbox, Ermenegildo Zegna, AERIN, RODIN olio lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, GLAMGLOW, By Kilian, BECCA, Too Faced and Dr. Jart .

Our Heritage: Since Estée Lauder founded our Company in 1946 with four cosmetics products and unlimited dreams, we have grown virtually every year on the key principles she established: creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. The Estée Lauder Companies are committed to building world-class brands by developing talented people. We champion a professional organization that emphasizes excellences at every level. Our people are our greatest asset and the success of our company is the result of the talent, passion, and vision of our creative and highly dedicated employees, who set a global standard for innovation, service and quality. The Canadian Supply Chain and Canadian Innovation Centre is at the core of that innovative spirit. ( )

Our Culture & Values: Our culture is often described as a rare mix of family values with a high-performing public company with a mission of “Bringing the best to everyone we touch and being the best in everything we do. This unique mix translates into a caring, collaborative and compassionate workplace that is also demanding – with a competitive spirit that is a powerful source of motivation. Above all else, there is a focus on long-term, sustainable growth which engenders loyalty and commitment from internal and external stakeholders. We are a values-driven organization. Our actions are rooted in the Lauder Family values of respect for the individual, uncompromising ethics and integrity, generosity of spirit and fearless persistence. Building on these core values we also abide by the following principles: .

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The primary role is cosmetic product safety assessment and the toxicological review of raw materials and components to support the extensive ELC brand portfolio globally. The position requires a strong ability to work independently under tight timelines, attention to detail, accuracy, strong communication skills and teamwork with the safety, toxicology, formulation, regulatory, clinical and microbiology teams. The job is located in Markham, Ontario, Canada, is part of the Global Product Safety & Toxicology Team and will be reporting into Product Safety Assessment and Regulatory Affairs (PSRA) in Melville, New York.


  • Deliver independent, efficient & thorough safety review of new and reformulated cosmetic products (internal and third party) through the assessment of safety information, claims, raw materials, components, test results and post-market information. Develop and optimize ELC sensitive information databases to ensure safety searches are accurate and complete. Independently assess products and recommend safety testing requirements and formulation changes to improve the product safety profile and ensure successful launches. Update, process and upload safety documentation to meet internal data integrity requirements. Direct, coach and train formulators to further develop safety & toxicology technical capabilities. (55%)

  • Initiate, own & lead the technical progression of key projects and initiatives to advance product safety capabilities, enhance team agility and accelerate innovation. (15%)

  • Independent raw material & component toxicological review to facilitate R&D innovation and maintain safety & regulatory requirements. Prepare the Consumer Product Safety Report (CPSR) for the Product Information File (PIF) and Product Safety Assessment documents as needed. (10%)

  • Coordinate and independently review safety testing results to recommend and determine next steps. Process safety testing data and reports. (5%)

  • Collaborate with the Global Product Safety and Toxicology Team to enhance product safety assessment, testing decisions and procedures. (5%)

  • Support the Product Safety and Tox team for any special projects including internal and external task forces and trade associations as required. (5%)

  • Train with Product Safety, Toxicology & Cosmetovigilance Teams on product, raw material and post market reviews. (5%)



Minimum Education Level: Masters or PhD in Toxicology

Minimum Years of Experience: 5-10 years of Product Safety

& Toxicology Review

% Travel Time: 2-15%

Additional Job Specifications: Expertise in product safety

& toxicological risk assessment, read across, data analysis, in vitro and

in vivo testing approaches and emerging chemical issues is required. Office

environment for computer based research work, strong experience with Microsoft

Office applications and advanced search techniques. Knowledge of the Estee

Lauder R&D system, MAC & other ELC makeup brand products, and

familiarity with the Canadian Innovation Centre team would be assets. Safety

Assessor training is preferred. Foreign language is a plus.

Job: Research & Development

Primary Location: Americas-CA-ON-Markham

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Job Number: 1928007

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on request.