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Date: Jan 3, 2018

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
Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
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Colgate-Palmolive invites applications for a Post Doctoral Research Scientist (PDRS) position based at our Piscataway, NJ location. Two year fixed term of at-will employment. The Research Scientist will have the opportunity to participate in product development efforts in Oral Care and will document research results with technical reports, patent applications, and present technical findings to R&D community and management.


The key responsibilities of this position are as follows:


  • Design new computational architectures based on Computational Chemistry, Machine Learning, and Chemoinformatics in order to predict structure-activity relationships in complex chemical environments.
  • Work with a diverse team of scientists to experimentally validate computational predictions and advise on research directions.
  • Collaborate with external academic and industrial partners on research projects exploring fundamental and applied research related to the project goals.
  • Oversee and advise internal resources for coding and software development.
  • Partner with infrastructure team to implement scalable solutions.


Required Qualifications:


  • Ph.D in computer science or computational chemistry or physics with thesis work in the natural sciences, preferably applying machine learning approaches to scientific research questions.
  • Familiarity with basic concepts in chemistry including molecular structures, thermodynamics, and kinetics.
  • Capable of carrying out independent research programs with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to interact with multifunctional technical/non-technical personnel and be an effective participant in a team environment.



Preference will be given to candidates with:


  • Strong programming knowledge (Object Oriented, Functional, algorithm design/computational theory, advanced data structures, etc.)
  • Experience with UX/web design (html/css/javascript, DOM, responsiveness, REST, MVC/SPA frameworks, etc). 
  • Experience working with databases (creation/administration, schema, modeling, entity relationships, sql, etc.)

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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