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Electrochemical - Chemical Engineer - Physical Scientist

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Date: Jul 28, 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



This opening is for a Electrochemical or Chemical Engineer or Physical Scientist based in the Colgate Technology Campus in Piscataway, NJ.


  • Lead the technology discovery and validation process for the identification of new leads in the device + chemistry area through prototyping and experimentation.
  • Lead the development of measurement methods and apply these to the assessment of hard or soft tissue diseases using a range of instruments.
  • Lead the development of methods to improve technology assessment that provide opportunities to generate meaningful claims/demos for new products.
  • Actively participate on cross-functional teams to further the identification and development of new leads and methods. 
  • Manage collaborations with external industrial and academic partners
  • Experience in health science research and development and will ideally have been involved in clinical trial research projects. 
  • Solid knowledge of engineering principles (mechanical / electro / chemical) and must be familiar with computer packages such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and 3D CAD applications.
  • Ability to network with other research groups and business functions in order to jointly collaborate to identify new opportunities for the development of new products and/or application of methods.
  • Ability to collaborate with specialists (including Dentists), in the design, administration and analysis of clinical trials involving novel devices and delivery systems.
  • Project Management experience (including management of external suppliers and consultants).
  • Strong Communication and Presentation skills to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences including Management and the Technology Organization.



Level of Education: B.S required (M.S. preferred) in Engineering (Electro, Chemical, Mechanical) or Physical Sciences

Years of Experience:

  • 8 Years minimum post graduate experience in R&D or similar environment with B.S. (required) or
  • 7 Years minimum post graduate experience in R&D or similar environment with M.S. (preferred)
  • Experience with consumer product research and development is preferred.

Functional Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Significant postgraduate experience in chemical, electrochemical or mechanical engineering, or physical sciences (required).
  • Previous experience with instrumental methods to assess hard or soft tissue diseases (preferred).
  • Background experience with Electro-chemistry or Photo-chemistry (preferred)
  • Background experience in medical devices would be an advantage.




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.

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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