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Date: Apr 16, 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 Research Scientist position based at our Piscataway, NJ location. The research scientist candidate will be responsible for the research, development, and evaluation of next generation oral care products.  Specific activities include development of bioactive delivery vehicles in addition to development of diagnostic devices to evaluate product performance. 

The candidate should have knowledge in materials science and chemistry.  A background in polymer chemistry and drug delivery devices is preferred.  Experience in tissue regeneration techniques is a plus. The candidate must be able to contribute to the program strategy by understanding critical technical requirements in terms of the experimental design, measurement science and formulation to develop an overall project plan that fulfills the business objectives.

The candidate must be able to work effectively on cross-functional teams that include partners from Research and Development, Marketing, Technology Insights.  A qualified candidate must be able to independently manage multiple technical projects concurrently and effectively utilize both internal and external resource to achieve project objectives.


Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D in Materials Science or Chemistry. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the area of drug delivery and polymer science.
  • 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.


Desired Qualifications:

  • 1-3+ years of experience developing and/or implementing consumer products.
  • Knowledge in the area of tissue regeneration or repair.

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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