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Research/ Sr. Research Scientist

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Date: Mar 1, 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
Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
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Colgate-Palmolive invites applications for a Research Scientist /Sr. Research Scientist position. This position is based at our Piscataway, NJ location.


The core responsibilities of this role are as follows:


  • Identify new technology initiatives and develop them into  innovation or development projects to address consumer needs
  • Develop formulations and products to deliver oral care benefits
  • Conduct in-depth research to illustrate the mechanism of action of technology leads and propose possibility for improvement
  • Develop test methods and demos to advance project objectives
  • Analyze experimental data to extract technology information to improve product design and development processes
  • Communicate with technical and business partners providing updates and addressing key concerns
  • Identify and lead collaboration effort with external partners/supplier
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to achieve  project goals




  • Ph.D. with 1+ years of experience in one of the following disciplines: Inorganic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science  is required
  • Experience in using analytical tools for data processing and analyzing, such as proficiency in using Python software, are strongly preferred
  • Background in metal ion chemistry, metal ion specialization is preferred; Experience and in depth knowledge of redox chemistry or electrochemistry is a plus.
  • Strong communication skills (written/verbal)
  • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • Planning/Priority Setting


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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