The Estee Lauder Companies Scientist - BB and Smashbox in Melville, New York

Scientist - BB and Smashbox

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Departments


This is a Scientist position in the BB/Smashbox R&D Color Lab. The candidate must be a competent individual contributor who can execute assigned work as well as able to plan own work supporting projects assigned to ensure key project milestones are met.

This position primarily entails developing new makeup formulations for the Smashbox brand. Candidate will also work to support the brand on existing products in terms of shade extensions and reformulations as needed. He/She will work closely with brand Product Development to obtain formula approval and TSO to ensure product scale-up to production. The candidate will also collaborate with other support groups such as safety, regulatory and clinical testing.

This person makes batches and follows stability, reviewing concerns with management and seeking out resolutions when needed.

This role prepares documentation leading to batch card release including compliance documentation as required.

Performs function with high attention to detail and excellence in execution.

Actively develops new makeup formulations, shade extensions and reformulations.

Designs & conducts experiments requiring the selection of equipment & materials for the delivery of the project. Makes constructive contributions to product formulation.

Determines stability of the formulation and ensures commercial feasibility.

Follows projects from prototype development through manufacturing. Contributes in establishing manufacturing procedures.

Assures that all testing to guarantee a marketable final product is on schedule. Precisely measure product characteristics and make timely recordings of the results

Establishes standards and submits batch cards to lab management for review.

Keeps laboratory management and key project members informed of progress.

Identifies technical learnings, issues and solutions for all projects, provides suggestions on all experiments and technicalities.

Trains and directs technicians, temporary staff and Associate Scientists in laboratory procedures. Reviews work for accuracy and completion.

Assists in resolving product or process problems.

Stays abreast of developing trends in the Cosmetic field; builds depth of understanding and shares new approaches with the team.

Interfaces with all R&D departments, OA, Technical Services, Manufacturing and Product Development.


University Degree (BA or BS) in Chemistry / Chemical Engineering

At least 2 years’ experience in a Cosmetic Formulation Lab working on Makeup products, including: complexion, lip color, face color, primers

Proficient in Excel, RDS & SAP, GMP and OTC protocol.

Job: Research & Development

Primary Location: Americas-US-NY-Melville

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: 183039