Research Scientist, Product Research

Morristown, NJ, United States
May 08, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Your tasks and responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, Research Scientist, Product Research, are to:

  • Work with Research & Development (R&D) teams to create consumer meaningful products by designing and managing opportunities for formulation scientists, packaging engineers, claims and other developmental colleagues to observe and interact with consumers with the aim of refining product design. Activities may include observing product use, product application, evaluating product benefits and overall impressions about the proposed designs;
  • Provide design guidance to product development teams by managing exploratory performance testing using various instrumentation (i.e., skin moisturization, skin elasticity, skin aging, SPF, etc.);
  • Manage consumer engagement activities in accordance with the policies, procedures, ethics, and protocols required by Bayer, health authorities, and other relevant regulatory agencies;
  • Manage contracts with external vendors;
  • Manage project planning, progress reporting, contract vendor management and troubleshooting;
  • Ensure project results meet business requirements regarding need, technical quality, reliability and timing;
  • Establish study designs, execute consumer studies and establish study reports.

Who you are

Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree (or international equivalent) with a minimum of six years of proven experience OR a Master's Degree (or international equivalent) with a minimum of two years of proven experience, OR a Ph.D. (or international equivalent);
  • Experience designing consumer study protocols, focus group protocols, consumer study ethics;
  • Experience using GCPs, GLPs, bioinstrumentation, and product performance testing;
  • Experience pn data analysis, including proficiency in statistical analysis, report writing and relevant quality control measures;
  • Working knowledge of Design Thinking or experience in human centered design innovation approach which translates human needs, emotions and tensions into highly desired consumer solutions;
  • Demonstrated ability to work credibly across technical and commercial disciplines and influence those colleagues and stakeholders not in direct line of management.
  • Strong presentation and negotiation skills that can communicate effectively to both technical and non-technical colleagues.


Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

Country: United States
Location: NJ-Morristown