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Post Doctoral Research Scientist

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Date: Jan 31, 2019

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, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet and Hill’s Ideal Balance.

For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit

Location: Piscataway, New Jersey, United States
No Relocation Assistance Offered
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Colgate-Palmolive invites applications to a postdoctoral research Scientist (PDRS) position located in Piscataway, NJ. This is a two (2) year fixed term of at-will employment.


The key responsibilities of this position are as follows:


  • Apply holistic design on formulation for increased efficacy and effectiveness of designed delivery systems
  • Identify the impacts of the delivery systems on key consumer touchpoints such as at point of purchase, in-use experience, after-use experience, and long lasting benefits.
  • Execute experiments in complex fluid systems to build fundamental understanding on key ingredient (such as surfactants, polymers, particulates, salts, etc) impacts on delivery and product stability, guide product development and advance project objectives
  • Recommend options with holistic formulation design & understanding to stabilize and enhance the efficacy of actives
  • The systems of interests are focused on actives in Personal Care & Oral Care products along with novel delivery systems such as natural based delivery vehicles
  • Working closely with other early research and product development teams, the PDRS will identify and utilize a wide range of techniques to evaluate the efficacy and stability of formulated products and to investigate the underline delivery mechanisms
  • Interpret and communicate complex experimental & theoretical results to both technical and non-technical business partners effectively
  • The PDRS will also have the opportunity to present technical findings to internal R&D community & management teams, to present in external conferences, and to document findings in internal technical reports and/or external publications.


Required Qualifications:


  • PhD in polymer colloid, biophysical chemistry and other related interdisciplinary fields.
  • Highly knowledgeable and highly experienced on active delivery systems and active interactions in complex fluids on organic substrates such as skin & dentin surface
  • Have deep fundamental understanding and extensive hands-on experience on characterization techniques such as surface characterization, microscopy techniques, UV-vis & IR spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, light scattering, separation techniques such as GC/HPLC  and others
  • Be able to initiate, think independently, and work effectively in a dynamic & cross functional working environment. Lead and coordinate joint projects with industry and academic partners
  • Be a self-motivated & passionate scientist who works well in a team environment with other scientists and engineers holding a variety of different backgrounds, skills, and experiences.
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills. Be able to communicate complex technical results effectively to technical and non-technical personnel in oral presentations and writing documentations.
  • Have a very strong record of peer-reviewed publications.


Preferred Qualifications:


Preferably have experience and knowledge on skin absorption & penetration research and related fields




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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