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The Estee Lauder Companies Principal Scientist, Physical Chemistry in Melville, New York

Principal Scientist, Physical Chemistry

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies


This is an advanced technical position working in SAS Physical Chemistry, with responsibilities including:

  • Performing high-level analytical testing under cGMP on raw materials and finished products in various stages of development.

  • Acting as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the company on Physical Chemistry analytical techniques.

  • Development of new stability protocols to enhance the analysis of physical stability of formulations.

  • Preparation and distribution of data and reports to various levels of senior management.

  • Engagement with brand labs and support teams to determine appropriate testing and explain testing results.

  • Reviewing data and assessing impact on stability, efficacy, delivery and application of products.

  • Keeping proficient and up-to-date on FDA regulations and evaluating impact on department.

  • Writing procedures and methods for processes in department.

  • Assistance with management of projects and delivery of results.

30%: Analyzes raw materials and finished goods and evaluates/interprets results.

30%: Prepares reports, distributes results and engages with management, brand labs and support teams to solve their testing needs.

30 %: Develops stability protocols using rheological and other advanced techniques.

10 %: Assists with management of projects and delivery of results.


-MS in Chemistry or Related Field

-7 Years Minimum Experience

-5% Travel Time

  • Strong technical skills in analytical chemistry and instrumentation including the ability to research and develop new methodology and techniques.

  • Extensive experience in determining the physical stability of cosmetic formulations.

  • Expert-Level knowledge of one or more of the following analytical techniques: Rheology, Tribology, Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA), Particle Size Analysis, Color Analysis by Spectrophotometer.

  • Strong knowledge of GMP regulations and ICH guidelines.

  • Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and drive delivery of results in a timely fashion.

  • Must have excellent communication skills (Written & Verbal), including the ability to write technical reports, SOPs and Test Methods.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office.

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Job: Research & Development

Primary Location: Americas-US-NY-Melville

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

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

Job Number: 195624

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. It is Company's policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. The Company will endeavor to provide a reasonable accommodation consistent with the law to otherwise qualified employees and prospective employees with a disability and to employees and prospective employees with needs related to their religious observance or practices. Should you wish to apply for this position or any other position with the Company and you believe you require assistance to complete an application or participate in an interview, please contact