Friday, May 2, 2014

Pathways for Science Careers in the Cosmetics Industry

MetroNY AWIS invites you to our upcoming event:
Panel Discussion and Networking event on Science in the the Cosmetics Industry
May 8th, 6:30-8:30 pm

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Pathways for Science Careers in the Cosmetics Industry

Join us for a career panel and networking event featuring a diverse panel of scientific experts from cosmetic and personal care companies featuring remarks from David Smith, Executive Director of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. Learn how scientific expertise is used in the cosmetic and personal care industry and explore career opportunities and factors that lead to success in these industries.

Christina Andrianov, M.A. (R&D Manager at Mast Global Technical Service,Limited Brands), Marianne Mota Paulino, M.S.(Senior Process Engineer at L’Oreal), Alisa Vasilenko, Ph.D. (Manager of Luxury Development at L’Oreal) and Dulce Almario, M.S., (Director of Product Innovations at Victoria Secret Beauty) will present in a panel discussion.

The Panel will be moderated by Amanda Weyerbacher, Ph.D., who has worked as a Senior Scientist in the Product Safety and Toxicology Department at L’Oreal USA Research and Innovation.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please note: this is not a job fair featuring employers.

About the speakers:

Marianne Mota Paulino started her career with L’Oreal USA in 2009 as a formulation chemist of hair styling products. In 2012, she transferred to her current role in the pilot team where she is in charge of developing efficient processes for the hair category. As a Sr. Process Engineer, she also ensures technology scale-up and the successful manufacturing of new product launches. Prior to this position, she earned her M.S. in Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, where she studied the release of PEGylated proteins from PLG microspheres. She also worked as an intern in 3M and Procter and Gamble (P&G), where she had the opportunity to work on the development of new industrial adhesives and consumer studies for sanitary napkins, respectively. She obtained her dual B.S. in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from University of Florida in 2006.

Christina Andrianov has over 15 years of experience in the Cosmetic Personal Care Industry. She has worked for Mast Global Tech Services since January 2006. As an R&D Manager, she oversees all personal care product development for Victoria Secret Beauty. She manages a team of chemist to ensure a wide variety of formulas meet marketing expectations for aesthetics and meet the stringent timelines. Her team also has to ensure the
formulas are compliant with global regulations and are reproducible on larger scale. Prior to this position, Mrs. Andrianov worked at Ciba Specialty Chemicals (today known as BASF) in the Personal Care Division researching to see if various technologies from different departments could be transferred and applied to Personal Care products. She has also worked for other companies like Outsourcing Services Group, L’Oreal USA – the Maybelline division, Estee Lauder – Clinique Treatment Lab. She earned her M.A. in Cosmetic Science from Fairly Dickinson University, Teaneck NJ in 2003, B.S in Chemistry from SUNY at Stony Brook, NY in 1994.

The panel moderator, Amanda Weyerbacher, previously worked as in Senior Scientist in the Product safety department at L’Oreal. In this role, she managed the clinical safety testing program of multiple consumer products across a wide array of global brands for market launch, ensuring compliance with international regulatory requirements and claim substantiation. Prior to
this position, Dr. Weyerbacher earned her Ph.D. in Pharmacology at Cornell University’s - Weill Cornell Graduate School of Biological Sciences in New York City in May 2009. In her dissertation research, she identified critical pain signaling proteins, cytokines and immune/
central nervous system interactions as relevant drug targets for clinical pain control in an animal model of persistent pain. From 2001-2003, Dr. Weyerbacher was a Clinical Research Associate at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. In this role, she managed up to ten active Phase I and II clinical trials, defining and monitoring project scope, timelines and deliverables from project initiation to close-out. She earned her B.A. in Biology-Chemistry from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY in May 2001.

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