Expert, Skin Microbiome

Introduce new innovative technologies from the academic, start up and biotech environment to be developed in partnership within L'Or?al R&I for cosmetic benefits particularly in the area of skin microbiome. The individual is expected to prioritize and champion technologies based on strong alignment with internal prioritized needs and technical value proposition. Thus, this high visibility position entails frequent presentation to internal stakeholders to share proposals, results and recommendations.
Principal Accountabilities
Identify and highlight new scientific trends in microbiome research and biotech such as synthetic biology, natural extracts coming from different channels: academic, startup, incubators, CROs
Translate those opportunities to develop new projects leveraging internal/external capabilities for applications in skin and hair
Manage portfolio of research and co-development programs with external partners
Stay current on novel biotech ideas/venture by reading the scientific literature, visiting incubators and attending conferences
Work closely with clinical team to accelerate evaluation and adoption on external proposition
Work closely with technical leaders in CRC, US R&I and Advanced Research group internationally to ensure positioning and smooth internalization of new technologies
Work closely with safety, patent, regulatory departments to ensure feasibility of technologies
Supports efforts to develop scientific communication (abstracts, presentation, manuscript for publication etc.)
Job requirement
Highly motivated scientist with PhD in microbiology, biology, biochemistry or bioengineering
3-12 years of experience in the field (level will be determined based on experience)
Experience in synthetic biology, metabolic engineering or natural extracts a plus
Excellent organization, communication, interpersonal, and computer skills
Enjoy working in a dynamic, challenging, and diverse environment; collaborate well in matrix international team
Independent critical thinker, problem solver
Interest in cosmetic/personal care
Foreign language skills in French a plus.
Willing to travel domestically and internationally (20%)
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status.
If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application for a recognized disability under applicable law, please email USApplicationAccommodation@support.lorealusa.com. Please note this email will only respond to specific requests for assistance completing the application as a request for accommodation for a disability. All others will not be considered.

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