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Post-doctoral Research Scientist (Biomedical Engineering)

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Date: Feb 11, 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 for a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist (PDRS) position based at our Piscataway, NJ location. The position is a two year fixed term of at-will employment with the opportunity to apply for full time employment at the termination of the term.


The PDRS will apply biomedical engineering techniques to better understand and quantify oral health and disease with particular emphasis on oral soft tissue physiology.


The PDRS will work closely with other researchers at Colgate integrating aspects of microbiology, immunology as needed to study the effects of Colgate products on oral health and disease.


The PDRS will document research results with technical reports, patent applications, and present technical findings to Research & Development community and management.


Key Responsibilities for this Position:


  • Conduct and design research experiments to advance project objectives


  • Modify and prototype tools/techniques to investigate the physiology of oral soft tissue and under various health and disease conditions


  • Investigate the structure of oral soft tissue under different conditions and before and after treatment with products


  • Interpret and communicate experimental results to technical and non-technical business partners


  • Collaborate with external academic partners on research projects exploring fundamental and applied research related


  • Partner with technical, clinical, regulatory, legal, quality, safety and business partners to drive implementation of identified technologies


Required Qualifications:


  • Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering. Preference will be given to candidates with thesis work in the following areas: physiology of mucosal membranes, oral soft tissue histology, soft-contact tribology


  • Experience with electronics and device prototyping


  • Experience with clinical study design and execution


  • Research experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Oral Soft Tissue Histology
    • Oral Cell Biology/ Biochemistry
    • Oral Microbiology / Biofilms
    • In vitro / in vivo biochemical assays


  • Skilled in programming and data analysis


  • Capable of carrying out independent research programs with minimal supervision.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including fluency in English.


  • Ability to interact with multifunctional technical/non-technical personnel and be an effective participant in a team environment

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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