The Estee Lauder Companies Sr. Scientist, Makeup in Melville, New York

Sr. Scientist, Makeup

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies


This Senior Scientist position is in the Makeup Innovation Lab. The candidate will be responsible for utilizing his/her creativity to provide innovative products/concepts. The individual will be expected to work independently on multiple projects with varying degrees of complexity. He/she will develop new product ideas/concepts that will provide future growth for the company. The individual will ensure timely completion of product development activities according to the schedule.

  • Actively searches and develops new ideas/concepts, breakthrough technologies from a variety of industries, research and educational institutions, scientific literatures and be able to translate into tangible cosmetics products

  • Works with package innovation team to develop complete product offerings that substantially differs from or exceeds current products and technologies.

  • Develops new approaches to the delivery of the projects. Makes creative and innovative contributions to product formulations.

  • Conduct patent searches, be able to read, write and file patent proposals.

  • Conduct research based on topics of special interest and develop product applications based on research.

  • Follows projects from concept to prototype development to pilot stage. Assures that all testing to guarantee a marketable product is on schedule.

  • Determines stability of the formulations and ensures commercial feasibility.

  • Participates in brainstorming meetings and provides out of box thinking ideas.

  • Teaches and helps develop less experienced team member.

  • Stays abreast of developments in cosmetic field and continues to demonstrate continuous performance improvement. Reviews and prepares analysis of emerging cosmetic technology.

  • Coordinates and collaborates with all R&D departments and support groups, QA, Technical services, Manufacturing and NY Product Development.

  • Must comply with all Safety and PPE procedures.


-BS degree in relevant scientific field

5 years technical experience in the cosmetic Industry. Knowledge of OTC protocols a plus. Proficient in Microsoft office applications.

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: 1819925