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Established in 1806 as a small soap and candle business in New York City, Colgate-Palmolive is now a truly global company with products sold in over 200 countries under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, Haci Sakir, Suavitel, PCA SKIN, EltaMD, Filorga and Hello as well as Hill's Science Diet, Hill's Prescription Diet and Hill's Ideal Balance.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading consumer products company that serves hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide with brands and products across four core businesses – Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. We are committed to offering products that make lives healthier and more enjoyable, and programs that enrich communities around the world.

Every day millions of people trust our products to care for themselves and the ones they love. Our goal is to use our technology to create products that will continue to improve the quality of life for our consumers wherever they live.

A career at Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Plant Microbiologist - Temporary

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 91120 - Gebze - Kocaeli, Turkey, Turkey




  • BS or MS degree in Biology / Genetics

  • 1-2 years experience as a microbiologist in a laboratory work environment.

  • Practical hands on experience with basic laboratory equipment especially with autoclaves, air samplers, light microscope, biohazard cabinets and water purification system.

  • Working knowledge and practical experience with good laboratory practices in a microbiology lab environment and competent with microbiology techniques such as Gram staining, isolation plating, media preparation and microorganism identification methods.

  • Good computer skills (i.e. MS Word, MS Excel, SPC, SAP).

  • Strong organizational and time management skills with attention to detail

  • Dynamic, results driven, curious, proactive, interactive, team-work oriented

  • Proficiency in spreadsheet usage, working knowledge of Google Suite or MS Office 

  • Fluency in English 





  • Perform microbiological sampling and testing of water, raw materials, work-in-process, environmental samples and finished product for product approval and release.

  • Support development and implement plant-wide Microbiological Control Program in partnership with other functions

  • Assist with product, equipment, and Cleaning & Sanitizing validations.

  • Follow up equipment maintenance, calibration and qualification in the Microbiology Laboratory

  • Complete Failure Investigations and properly document Out of Specification results

  • Provide product release notification to Colgate distribution system and SAP transactions.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply online and 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.

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, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet. 

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

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

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