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Clinical Research Associate/Senior Clinical Research Associate (Dentist)

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Date: Aug 12, 2017

Location: Piscataway, NJ, US



Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Mennen, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Tom’s of Maine, Ajax, Fabuloso, Haci Sakir, elmex, and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet.


Location: Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country



The main responsibility of the identified candidate will be to lead the efforts on clinical dental studies in several key countries to support new product launch claims. This includes leading meetings with technical and non-technical business partners for better alignment of study designs associated with claims prior to study start. The candidate will also be required to lead collaborative efforts with external clinical research partners on the identification and development of new clinical sites, as well as in the implementation of clinical dental studies using newly established clinical testing methods.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Lead conventional clinical studies in key countries to support product claims.
  • Lead clinical studies that incorporate new clinical testing methods.  These clinical studies can be served as claim support studies or non-claim-support studies.
  • Actively involved in claim tracker meetings to align with business partners on clinical study designs associated with claims.
  • Responsibility for development of clinical trial protocols.
  • Engage with business and technology peers to define study requirements.
  • Serve as resource for expertise in clinical design and relevance of study results.
  • Communicate with technical and non-technical business partners project needs, priorities, and study results.  
  • Preparation of study reports and manuscripts for publication.



  • DDS/DMD or equivalent dental degree with at least 4 years of work experience.
  • Eligible for dental licensure in the state of New Jersey.
  • At least 2 years of experience in oral care clinical research or oral care research.
  • Experience developing human clinical trial protocols.
  • Ability to identify and apply the appropriate methodologies and data evaluation techniques to drive subsequent research direction.
  • Ability to develop a focused research effort and possess good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interact with multi-functional technical/non-technical personnel and be an effective participant in a team environment.
  • Exhibit good project management skills, the ability to multi-task and manage projects independently.
  • Exhibit competencies in analytical/decision making, planning/priority setting, effective communication, and driving innovation.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time.


    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters in clinical research or similar preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will possess applied knowledge of industry standard indices for evaluation of efficacy of oral care products on the following indications: plaque, gingivitis, tooth whitening, dentin hypersensitivity, caries, erosion, supragingival calculus, etc.
  • Experience in oral care industry desired.
  • Experience publishing peer reviewed manuscripts in high quality oral care journals desired.




Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply to work with us using this online application.  Attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process.


Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.


Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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