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Job Title:                                     Job Title:     Research Scientist -Beauty Research & Clinical Investigator

Department / Division:          Beauty, PC, & HC COE (9002)

Salary Range:                           $89,729 - $116,120 per year, plus annual bonus   

Location:                                   Ada, MI


What do we need:


This clinical investigator will lead all aspects of product claims development and substantiation.  This includes developing and optimizing claims and identifying appropriate claims substantiation, managing 3rd party testing, and researching and summarizing available scientific literature to support claims.

What’s special about this team:


The Beauty, Personal Care, and Home Care Center of Excellence is a diverse collection of scientists, engineers, clinical investigators, and technicians enthusiastic about continual innovation and the development of new and improved products.  This collection of professionals helps to determine the future of Amway’s world class global beauty, home, and personal care product lines.  This team sees the full spectrum of product development activities from early discovery, through development and commercial production to ongoing product maintenance.  As a member of this team, you will collaborate regularly with Formulators, Marketers, Legal, Regulatory, Product Experience & Insights, Imaging, Packaging Engineers, Amway affiliates, and external testing labs.


What’s special about this role:


As a clinical investigator on this high functioning team, you will lead all aspects of product claims development and substantiation.  You will be involved from the early discovery (product and claims creation), through technical development and go to market product launch support.  You will have a daily dose of excitement and challenge developing, optimizing, and substantiating product claims for global consumers in multiple markets.  You will work closely with cross functional partners, such as Formulation, Marketing, Legal, Regulatory, Product Experience & Insights, Imaging, Packaging Engineering, and Amway Affiliates.  Where 3rd party clinical studies or testing are needed, you will lead the protocol development, select the test site, manage the data and verify claims substantiation.  In addition to managing external studies you will research, review, and summarize available scientific literature to assess viability of proposed claims, identify substantiation methods and document results.  You will also publish, as appropriate, scientific papers to targeted journals or other media.  If you enjoy being an integral member of product development teams creating and delivering new global products with passion, you will love this job!  Your energy, creativity, and positive influence will be highly valued on this team!


Required qualifications:

  • Minimum 1 – 3 years’ experience in research and clinical investigation in beauty, skin care, personal care or home care industry
  • Experience leading acquisition of new scientific knowledge through research, third party literature, and clinical studies, and translating and appropriately communicating findings.   
  • BS or MS degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Nutrition, Pharmacology, Molecular Biology, or related scientific discipline. 


Skills to be successful in the role:

  • Experience leading research/experimental methods including data analysis
  • Ability to design clinical studies and interpret results
  • Experience working with global project teams
  • Effectively communicating and presenting technical complex data (both verbally and written) to influence all levels and global audiences
  • Identifying and anticipating problems, reviewing related information, developing and evaluating options, making decisions and implementing solutions
  • Demonstrated business acumen and understanding impact of actions and decisions on the business


This role is “Not” eligible for sponsorship.



Actual compensation packages are based on a wide array of factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, years & depth of experience, certifications, and specific office location. This may differ in other locations due to cost of labor considerations.

Amway’s exceptional compensation and benefits package includes:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Insurance
  • Generous 401(k) contribution schedule
  • Yearly Bonus potential
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • On-site Fitness Center and access to digital Wellness tools
  • Discounts on Amway products

Amway is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Amway is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Amway is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, where each employee’s individual uniqueness is valued, creating a culture of belongingness. Amway also proudly hires veterans of our Armed Forces.

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