Principal Scientist - Skin Cleansing

  • Company: Unilever
  • Location: Trumbull, Connecticut
  • Posted: January 19, 2017
  • Reference ID: 17000021
Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in more than 190 countries. Working to create a better future every day, we help people feel good, look good and get more out of life. In the United States and Canada, the portfolio includes brand icons such as: Axe, Becel, Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, Caress, Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy, Consort For Men, Country Crock, Degree, Dove personal care products, Fruttare, Good Humor, Hellmann’s, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, Just for Me!, Klondike, Knorr, Lever 2000, Lipton, Magnum, Motions, Nexxus, Noxzema, Pond’s, Popsicle, Promise, Q-tips, Simple, St. Ives, Suave, TIGI, TONI&GUY Hair Meet Wardrobe, TRESemmé and Vaseline. All of the preceding brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Unilever Group of Companies.
Our ambition is to double the size of our business, while reducing our overall environmental footprint (including sourcing, consumer use and disposal) and increasing our positive social impact. We are committed to helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being, sourcing all our agricultural raw materials sustainably by 2020, and decoupling our growth from our environmental impact. Supporting our three big goals, we have defined seven pillars, underpinned by targets encompassing social, environmental and economic areas. See more on the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan at .
Unilever employs approximately 11,500 people across North America – generating more than $10 billion in sales in 2013. For more information, visit or .
Unilever is committed to ensure that its products are compliant with legislation and that clear information is provided on their use and any risks that are associated with their use.
Are you a scientific and technical leader in the area of skin care and health from personal cleansing, with particular emphasis on baby skin?
The successful candidate will interact strongly with product science, clinical, and various expertise groups to create and drive new technologies, new claims, and new insightful testing methods to our skin cleansing and personal care business, particularly in the areas of mildness, moisturization, and baby care. In addition they will need to build a network of academic, clinical, and medical external professionals, to maintain and expand our expertise & authority programs. As such they will need to have proven leadership ability as well as excellent project management and communication skills.
Required Qualifications
· Ph.D. in either Biochemistry, Chemistry or closely related discipline.
· At least 3 years’ experience working in skin/product interactions, particularly surfactants.
· Good understanding of clinical testing and protocols and the biochemistry and structure/function of the skin.
· Experience working with key opinion formers in the dermatological and pediatric skin area is highly desirable, as well as experience establishing and working with external/academic collaborations.
· At least 3 years of project management experience.
· Strong written & oral communication skills

Please note: as part of the job application, you will be asked to complete pre-screening questions. Completion of the pre-screening questions are mandatory in order to be considered. Please allow yourself plenty of time to complete both the application and pre-screening questions. If the pre-screening questions are partially answered or not at all, it will adversely affect the progress of your application. Please be aware that you will have to complete the pre-screening questions at once as you will be unable to return to it later.
Unilever offers a competitive compensation package that includes: Medical & Dental Plans, Life Insurance, including eligible spouses, domestic partners & children; Health Care Flexible Spending, Dependent Care, 401k Savings Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Vacation and Holidays.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected class in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Unilever takes affirmative action in support of its policy to and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Employment is subject to verification of pre-employment drug-screening results and background investigation.

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