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Associate Scientist - Skin Care

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Associate Scientist - Skin Care

Trumbull, CT
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Who You Are & What You’ll Do

    The purpose of an Associate Scientist is to support product development related work streams for on time and in full delivery of innovation, renovation, quality improvement and cost optimization projects. This specific role is to support Dove Body Care projects, including the body care portion of critical cross category Game Changer projects.

    As an Associate Scientist, you will support specific technical deliverables that are part of different projects run by Technical Project Leaders (TPL) within a broader R&D team.

    You’re a dot connector: The position works in conjunction with broader R&D teams including: Packaging Engineers, CTI (Consumer Technical Insights), Microbiology, Material Experts, Data & Digital, Regulatory and Technical Project Leaders (TPLs).

    You love to win, and have fun doing it: Your passion for food will guide you to communicate with external (raw material suppliers) and international (e.g. Cluster Design) interfaces.

    You’re a story teller: The position requires adapting technical information to communicate results with other cross-functional team members including marketing, planning, procurement, customer development as well as others.

    You’re a paradox navigator: The position requires application of technical knowledge and scientific methodologies including bench top formulation, experimental design, analytical methods, statistical procedures as well as data analysis.

  • Qualifications

    What You’ll Need To Succeed:

    • BS in Biology, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering required
    • Experience in R&D Formulation (Skin Care Preferred)
    • Ability to lead and deliver bench top product development for innovation or renovation projects based on product brief from TPLs.
    • Ability to lead and deliver bench top product optimization, new ingredients or ingredients from new suppliers screening and validation for quality and value improvement projects.
    • Ability to perform, when required, pilot plant trials; and analytical and sensory evaluations of these samples.
    • Ability to weigh out and batch formulations for pilot plant runs/product bench optimizations/samples, interfacing with suppliers to order ingredients where necessary.
    • Ability to perform inventory management and logistics of product samples, manage products disposals, and shipping samples to other Unilever sites globally.
    • Ability to interpret analytical, testing & showings results and suggest scientifically sound next steps (with appropriate assistance and support).
    • Ability to lead the process of specification creation in SAP PLM from the request to the approved status and create specifications for all new ingredients and new products to be launched
    • Ability to participate in factory trials for commercialization when required.
    • Ability to adapt to a dynamic environment and the needs of the project. Willingness to learn and take on different roles when needed.
  • Benefits

    What We Can Offer You

    Culture for Growth | Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits | Every Voice Matters | Global Reach | Life at Unilever | Careers with Purpose | World Class Career Development Programs | Check Out Our Space | Focus On Sustainability

    Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. For more information, please see Equal Employment Opportunity PostersEqual Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with DisabilitiesEmployment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.

    If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance at any time during our recruitment process, please contact us at Please note: This email is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and is not a means of inquiry about positions or application statuses.

  • Industry
    Consumer Goods
  • Fun Fact
    Unilever offers seriously cool benefits like flexible working environment, on-site gym and Tigi salon, well-being incentives, and all-you-can-eat ice cream.
  • About Us

    Unilever has a simple but clear purpose – to make sustainable living commonplace. They believe this is the best long-term way for the business to grow. On any given day, two billion people from around the world use Unilever products from iconic brands like Dove, Axe, Ben & Jerry’s, Lipton, Dollar Shave Club, and Knorr to look good, feel good, and get more out of life.