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Research/ Sr Research Scientist

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Date: Jan 30, 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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Our company invites applications for the Sr. Research Scientist position, Dermal Clinical Research, Personal Care based in our Piscataway, NJ location. The responsibilities of this position are as follows:


  • Identify and help develop new innovative clinical methods to explore new technical leads, active ingredients and product claims substantiation.
  • Work with cross-functional project teams (Product Development, Early Research, Safety, Regulatory, Legal, Marketing) to review concepts/claims trackers, and develop robust clinical program to support.
  • Identify and help validate new clinical labs to meet increasing Regulatory demands
  • Keep current of science and instrumentation relevant to clinical research through literature, scientific meetings and consultants.
  • Identify competitive strategy for testing and claims support through their presentations and publications.
  • Serve as a resource for expertise in clinical design and interpretation.
  • Coordinate in-house testing (as needed).
  • Assist with Study Agreements and the processing of Purchase Orders/Invoices (as needed).




  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree required (preferably in an area of Science; biology, chemistry)
  • Minimum of 3-4 years of functional experience required
  • Strong experience in clinical research preferred (preferably with Personal Care products)
  • Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills
  • Able to multi-task and manage projects independently
  • Understanding of statistical methods to design and interpret clinical data preferred
  • Innovative
  • Strong management skills preferred
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of time


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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