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Claims Testing and Substantiation Scientist

Debut Biotech

Debut Biotech

San Diego, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Claims Testing and Substantiation Scientist


About Debut

Debut is the unconventional innovation lab spearheading the next generation of big business. Only Debut has a scalable, integrated, climate-positive creation model powered by biotechnology that puts human wellbeing at the center of everything we do—setting the new standard for profitable business and a new pace for an ever-changing world. Our hybrid biotechnology approaches unlock latent markets, providing access to sustainably produced, natural ingredients with health benefits that cannot be obtained through other methods. We are committed to traversing the entire process, from ingredient discovery to the scaling of these products, for consumer markets. If you are passionate, enjoy fast-paced innovation and collaborative teams, then Debut is for you.

As a member of the Claims Team, you will lead and coordinate the claims testing of our novel cosmetic ingredients and finished products to demonstrate at the highest industry standards that they are both safe and efficacious. You will work with our regulatory, safety, formulation, and brands teams to coordinate claims support to enable new product and ingredient releases. You will utilize both external and internal testing resources and will coordinate with ingredient and product leaders to ensure Debut is quick, effective, and always has the best ingredients and products for our customers.

Essential Functions

  • Lead and coordinate the claims testing of our novel cosmetic ingredients and finished products to ensure they are both safe and efficacious.
  • Coordinate product testing as necessary for both safety and claims substantiation.
  • Work with our brands team to test and verify product claims in a rapid & effective manner.
  • Coordinate ingredient testing for substantiation of both claims (clinical studies) and safety (in vitro and clinical studies).
  • Work with our internal and external brands on any studies required for product release.
  • Relay results to the required parties to aid in product development and marketability.

Education and Experience

  • BS degree, M.S., or a PhD, in a clinical science, bioinstrumentation, clinical research, or biological sciences.
  • 3+ Years experience in clinical characterization of formulated skincare products (experience with clinical characterization of ingredients is beneficial).
  • Experience in the cosmetic or beauty industry.
  • Must have high standards of technical writing and communication (e.g., oral presentations and written reports).
  • Must communicate effectively with peers, external departments, and management.
  • Must manage multiple projects with general guidance from supervisor.
  • Must have a deep understanding of clinical lab practices and skin science.
  • Must have ability to apply standard scientific principles and make sound scientific judgments.
  • Must have experience in clinical testing of formulated finished products.
  • Experience with safety studies (in vitro & human clinical testing) and knowledge of sensory testing is beneficial.

Essential Physical Characteristics

The physical characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.

  • Continuous upward and downward flexion of the neck.
  • Frequent: sitting, repetitive use of hands to operate computers, printers and copiers.
  • Occasional walking, standing, climbing stairs, bending and twisting of neck, bending and twisting of waist, squatting, simple grasping, reaching above and below shoulder level, and occasional lifting and carrying of files or material weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • The performance of this position will present exposure to an industrial environment and requires support and compliance with the published Company PPE policy including but not limited to the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses with side shields, appropriate attire, safety shoes, hard hat, hearing protection, etc.

Condition of Employment

As part of Debut’s pre-employment process, prospective candidates will undergo a background check prior to beginning employment. Additional types of background investigations may be conducted based on the job-related activities of the position.

Debut is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $90,000 - $120,000

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