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Expires soon Unilever

Senior Scientist - Skin Biology & Bioinformatics

  • Trumbull, USA
  • IT development

Job description

Be part of the world’s most successful, purpose-led business at Unilever. Work with brands that are well-loved around the world, that improve the lives of our consumers and the communities around us. We promote innovation, big and small, to make our business win and grow.

Our portfolio ranges from nutritionally balanced foods to indulgent ice creams, affordable soaps, luxurious shampoos and everyday household care products. We produce world-leading brands including Ben & Jerry's, Knorr, Magnum and Hellmann’s alongside trusted local skin care and cleansing names and innovative-forward thinking brands such as Dove, Vaseline, Murad, Paula's Choice, and Dermalogica.

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, Human Biology is a Beauty and Personal Care Platform, investigating the biological mechanisms that underpin key consumer phenotypes such as skin aging, dry skin, and sensitive skin.

Who You Are and What You'll Do

An opportunity has arisen in the Science & Technology -Human Biology team for a qualified scientist to join at our R&D Center located in Trumbull, Connecticut, USA. The role is ideally suited to an energetic, self-motivated, resourceful research scientist with ability to work on their own initiative and with strong people and communication skills. Expertise in molecular and/or cell biology essential while experience in computational biology/bioinformatics is strongly preferred.

Design and execute research experiments, perform data analysis and insight generation to support Innovation projects/activities in the Skin Rejuvenation Programme.

Continuously develop broad knowledge in skin aging following current literature and attending scientific conference to advance research programmes and capabilities and fill technology pipeline. 

Manage data integration and insight extraction from large transcriptomic, epigenetic, and proteomic datasets.

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

Prepare verbal and written status reports

What You'll Need to Succeed

Bachelors Degree with 5+ years or a PhD or Master’s degree with 3+ years relevant experience in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Computational Biology/Bioinformatics, or a related discipline

Expertise in molecular & cellular biology, tissue engineering, or regenerative medicine and most preferably in skin biology.

Extensive experience with mammalian cell culture, preferably skin cells. Experience with standard biochemical and molecular biology techniques, including RNA isolation, qPCR, microscopy, ELISAs, and/or quantitative protein analysis.  

Ability to design and execute experiments in cellular in vitro models, particularly skin cells, is required and highly desired in higher order models. 

In-depth knowledge of common bioinformatic tools such as those for differential gene expression analysis, gene set enrichment analysis, pathway analysis and visualization (e.g. IPA)

Aptitude for communicating complex biological and computational concepts to non-scientists is essential. Capable of presenting scientific results to multidisciplinary teams and key stakeholders.

Strong work ethic and self-motivated with ability to work independently and as a member of highly collaborative team

Excellent time and project management skills and ability to work on multiple projects

Pay : The pay range for this position is $84,400 to $126,600. 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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