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Sr Research Scientist

Date: Apr 26, 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 in the Personal Care Implementation & Support team based in Piscataway, NJ to lead the implementation of new Underarm products and technologies to support the personal care innovation grid for European and neighboring markets.




  • Leading implementation of new formulations and providing technical support for Underarm products. Specific activities include formula optimization, validation, scale-up, in conjunction with Supply Chain, and implementation
  • Partnering with marketing and cross-functional teams to build project timelines
  • Actively participating in cross-functional teams, regional Consumer Innovation Centers, Global Technology Centers, Technology Insights, Clinical, Regulatory and Global Supply Chain to develop and validate new concepts and products and ensure flawless commercialization including experimental design, measurement science, and formulation.
  • Creating and maintaining all required documentation such as project timelines, formula databases, tech transfer checklists, proof of claims, registration documents, NODs, change control documents, technical justifications, claims support fundamentals.
  • Managing independently multiple product design and implementation initiatives, effectively utilizing both internal and external resources to achieve project objectives.
  • Initiate and manage multiple stability studies per ICH guidelines
  • Staying abreast of supplier and competitor’s new developments.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sciences with 7+ years of functional experience OR MS Degree in Sciences with 5+ years of functional experience (The required field of study must be in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related field).
  • Technical understanding of related chemistry and science (for example: active deliveries, emulsions, surfactants, rheology).
  • Strong knowledge of ingredient chemistry to be able to understand how the interdependencies and interactions of raw material components affect formulation and process performance.
  • Experience scaling up formulations from lab through manufacturing scale.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of cGMP /GMP and GLP.

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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