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Scientist, Science and Technology - Beauty & Wellbeing



Trumbull, CT, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

Title: Scientist (S&T Hair and Skin B&W NoAmerica)

Background & Purpose of the Job

The Science and Technology pillar in Unilever is charged with the delivery of breakthrough technologies and differentiated innovations to meet the needs of our consumers around the world, developing new functional ingredients and claims for our leading brands. As part of this, the Multicultural S&T is a Beauty and Wellness Platform, investigating the biological and physiological mechanisms that underpin key consumer phenotypes such as hair aging, scalp aging, textured hair influences and environmental / damaging effects on hair.

An opportunity has arisen in the Science & Technology -Multicultural S&T team for a qualified Scientist to join at our R&D Center located in Trumbull, CT, USA. The role is ideally suited to an engaged, self-motivated, resourceful research scientist with ability to work on their own initiative and with strong people and communication skills.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

  • Design and execute experiments in hair/scalp physiology in vitro models, particularly skin/hair cells

  • Continuously develop broad knowledge in hair care following current literature and attend scientific conference to advance research programmes and capabilities and fill technology pipeline.

  • Actively evaluate new analysis, modeling, and experimental methodologies and establish relevant capabilities within our program.

  • Leverage the best of both academia and industry, including assessing and working with independent service providers, to support the generation of new insights and development of novel technologies.

  • Document procedures and results in compliance with Electronic Notebook guidelines

  • Present scientific results to multidisciplinary teams and key stakeholders.

What You’ll Need to Succeed

  • Bachelors Degree required with 2+ years of experience or a Masters degree with 1+ years of relevant experience in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Hair Physiology and chemistry, or a related discipline

  • Aptitude for communicating complex biological and computational concepts to non-scientists is essential.

  • Expertise in molecular & cellular biology as it pertains to lipidomics and proteomics, and most preferably in scalp/hair biology a huge plus!

  • Knowledge in biochemical and molecular biology

Pay: The pay range for this position is $68,000 to $102,000. Unilever takes into consideration a wide range of factors that are utilized in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, qualifications and education, and other business and organizational needs.

Bonus: This position is bonus eligible.

Long-Term Incentive (LTI): This position is LTI eligible.

Benefits: Unilever employees are eligible to participate in our benefits plan. Should the employee choose to participate, they can choose from a range of benefits to include, but is not limited to, health insurance (including prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage), retirement savings benefits, life insurance and disability benefits, parental leave, sick leave, paid vacation and holidays, as well as access to numerous voluntary benefits. Any coverages for health insurance and retirement benefits will be in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans and associated governing plan documents


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.

Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.

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