R&D Coordinator, Consumer and Clinical testing

Lumene is the leading skincare and cosmetic brand in Finland, always looking for the latest innovations in developing products that truly make a difference. Lumene combines the best Arctic ingredients and the pioneering technological expertise of our scientists to illuminate natural beauty for everyone. Having its foundation in a pharmaceutical company, Lumene has evolved into the modern international skincare and beauty expert of today.

We are now looking for an R&D Coordinator for our consumer and clinical testing

As our R&D Coordinator you will be responsible for the consumer testing of Lumene products, clinical studies and documentation of the product data.

You will be a member of the R&D team, reporting to the VP of R&D and Sustainability. The position is located in Kauklahti, Espoo.


  • Consumer product testing (with external partners and internally)
  • Planning of the testing procedures in cooperation with marketing and R&D. This includes the execution of the testing and the reporting of the results
  • Sensory analysis of products against benchmarks in new product development (NPD). This entails working with both R&D and Marketing in market comparisons and raw material changes.
  • Clinical studies of cosmetic products with external partners.  Planning these in cooperation with Marketing, R&D and our regulatory organisation. This work includes asking for the offers, execution of the studies and reporting the results
  • Follow up of testing budget
  • Documentation of product data 
    • Consumer questions
    • Data for products for registration
    • Claim substantiation for product information file (PIF) documentation
    • other R&D related duties as required


  • Master of Science in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Food Science, Pharmacy or related science
  • 2-3 years' experience in a relevant industry i.e fast moving consumer goods
  • Basic knowledge of product claiming, claim substantiation is a necessity
  • Experience from coordinating clinical and consumer testing an advantage
  • Analytical and eye for the details, but also able to set it within the wider context
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Capability of working independently but above all being a good team player
  • Fluent English & Finnish, Swedish is a plus

The position is a one-year maternity leave replacement starting by the beginning of December. If you have any further questions regarding this position, please contact VP of R&D and Sustainability, Tiina Isohanni on Oct 15th 9-11, Oct 16th 14-16 or Oct 21st 9-11, tel. +358 20 4877100 (Lumene switchboard).

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application with CV by October 25th via our recruitment system.

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Employment type: Fixed-term, full time


  • Occupational healthcare
  • Employer subsidised restaurant in Kauklahti premises
  • Reduced prices on Lumene and Cutrin products
  • Employee benefit scheme (CAPS)


The Lumene group employs 400 people globally in a variety of roles including, marketing, sales, research and development, manufacturing, finance and IT.

With 50 years of experience in cosmetics and beauty industry, we’ve built a brand based on the quality of our products and our unique viewpoint on beauty; creating skincare and makeup ranges using wild arctic ingredients and state-of-the art extraction processes that bring out natural, luminous beauty.

At Lumene, we are committed to bringing the best of Nordic and Finnish nature to people all over the world, helping people achieve their own idea of beautiful every single day. If you believe you have what it takes, and you share our passion for developing natural beauty from a truly unique part of the world, consider joining us.

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