The Estee Lauder Companies Principal Scientist in Melville, New York

Principal Scientist

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Departments


This role is responsible for developing breakthrough technologies for beauty products that provide new levels of functional, sensory and aesthetic benefits immediately during the interaction of the product with the skin. The person in this role collaborates with formulation teams to exploit newly developed technologies across multiple brands and product forms in skin care and make up; identifies and assesses third party technologies and emerging scientific insights as sources of breakthrough innovation; and, develops and employs the newest models and measurement tools for driving the innovation program either in the company’s labs or through external partners.

  • Delivers a portfolio of new proprietary technologies and products that provide transformative consumer benefits upon application to the skin

  • Provides technical strategies, insights and concepts that drive our innovation program

  • Builds an external network of technology holders, business partners, KOLS and academic experts

  • Establishes new capabilities, including new measurement methods, that keep us innovative and competitive

  • Drives team development to continually raise our game for innovative potential and business delivery


Ph.D. required

5 years of experience

5% Travel

Laboratory work involved including working with laboratory equipment.

Strict safety protocols and behavior required..

Domestic and international travel included.

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: 186795