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Req ID:  86607
Function:  R&D
Posted:  Feb 26, 2023

Morris Plains, NJ, US, 07950

Senior Scientist

Sr. Scientist – Eye Category

Cosmetics R&D, Coty Consumer Beauty Division, Morris Plains NJ



Our purpose is to celebrate and liberate the diversity of beauty. We challenge convention through invention, expanding our horizons to enrich your reality with possibility. We build brands to inspire and enable our consumers to experience the confidence and joy of expressing their beauty, their way.




We are currently looking for a Sr. Scientist to join our thriving global color cosmetics Eye R&D team to design, create and execute new eye products that deliver superior and desirable consumer benefits.  The scientist will be accountable for delivering the formula related technical readiness milestones throughout the launch timeline.  They will also work closely with the principal scientist and manager to ensure proof of performance and R&D deliverables are met.      


In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Develop formulas that deliver superior consumer performance on time while providing regular updates to manager.
  • Technical method development and design/execution of rheological, physical, and mechanical performance tests for characterization
  • Operate laboratory equipment, follow R&D procedures, and document development and experimental results
  • Test and document formula or integrated product performance and stability results to implement optimization
  • Proper understanding of claims articulation, amplification, and validation to help define product design opportunities and technical solutions.
  • Leverage consumer insights, conduct competitive landscaping and be familiar with databases.
  • Interact with raw material vendors and other industry representatives to enable formula development that meets consumer and business needs
  • Project management within Stage Gate process for new product development and deliver key milestones.
  • Aptitude and agility to learn how to creatively translate consumer needs and insights into technical parameters and approaches via brainstorming and the implementing of innovative solutions.
  • Leverage knowledge of technical parameters to deliver the consumer performance with a strong understanding of the chemistry and ingredient functions
  • Ability to work and negotiate well across R&D functions (process, analytical, packaging, sensory and claims testing, etc..) as well as multi-disciplinary teams (marketing, product & market research, legal, etc.)  to enable and drive projects forward.
  • Comply with all company policies, procedures, safety, and GMP




We’d love to see candidates who have:



  • B.S. in Chemistry or related science field, M.S. degree desired
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in R&D beauty and/or personal care. with a focus on surfactant, emulsion chemistry, and/or rheology.  Experience with pigment technology a plus. 
  • Understanding of consumer product development and ability to bring concept to life
  • Understanding of brainstorming and the implementing creative solutions. 
  • Experience in formula design and development in an R&D environment, process scaleup experience a plus
  • Technical knowledge in chemistry and raw materials, particularly natural ingredients, and colorants
  • Perform good experimental execution, data collection, and documentation
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Innovative and creative thinker who can work independently.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with an innate curiosity
  • Ability to collaborate and evolve in a fast-paced matrix environment


Physical Demands/Requirements

  • Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to occasionally travel to assigned regions - domestic and internationally.  This will require frequent sitting for an extended period of time
  • Ability to routinely follow policies and procedure related to company practices and safety procedures
  • Ability to operate various office equipment and/or machinery

Description Of Work Environment/Conditions

  • Ability to perform assigned work hours and work periodic overtime in order to meet the job responsibilities of the role
  • Individual will be exposed to working in or around a lab environment with various equipment, machinery, and chemicals.  Safety precautions must be adhered to and followed at all times
  • Individual may visit internal and external manufacturing sites and laboratories.  Safety precautions must be adhered to and followed at all times.





This is unique role with a genuine opportunity to make an impact. You’ll get to work in a diverse environment with a team of professionals who are passionate about the work they do and know how to have some fun along the way.




Our people make us who we are. They are the brightest minds bringing the boldest ideas to life every day. If you’re the kind of person who refuses to settle, if you want to think bigger, learn faster and go further than you ever thought possible – we’d love to hear from you.


Coty is deeply committed to Changing the Conversation around Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in an effort to create a more open, inclusive, and diverse workplace where all employees can be their authentic self.





We offer equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Coty complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact We strongly believe that cultivating a diverse workplace gives a company strength. The combination of unique skills, abilities, experiences and backgrounds creates an environment that produces extraordinary results. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.


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Country/Region:  US
City:  Morris Plains

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey