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Scientist Skin Biology & Bioinformatics

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Recherche & Développement
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Trumbull, CT
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Scientist Skin Biology & Bioinformatics



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 Lipton, Knorr, Axe and Hellmann’s alongside trusted local skin care and cleansing names and innovative-forward thinking brands such as Dove, Vaseline, Murad 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.

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.

Key Responsibilities 

  • 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 


  • APhD degree 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 executeexperiments 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 

For office-based, Research & Development, and remote positions, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to be eligible for employment. Religious and/or medical accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


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 seeEqual Employment Opportunity Posters

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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