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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 and territories 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 and Hill's Prescription Diet.

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:  Research Scientist - Analytical Science

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Sep 1, 2021
No remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 95041 - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


We are looking for Research Scientist - Analytical Science to join our ambitious team at our India GTC. The incumbent in this role will be responsible for end to end planning & implementation of planned analytical science initiatives in partnership with local & global analytical & product development teams for respective category for India GTC while being compliant to defined safety, quality & regulatory norms.


Job Context & Challenges:

Responsible for effective execution of planned stability projects, routine analysis and providing analytical expertise to local and global product development teams and manufacturing sites. The incumbent is also responsible for promoting ideas, making technical recommendations and developing and validating analytical methods for troubleshooting in analytical instrumentation. Additionally, the position is responsible for ensuring documentation & sharing of technical knowledge across departments and geographies to promote creative technical ideas and recommendations.


Functional linkages:

Internal: Micro, PD/I&S, Technical services, Supply chain, manufacturing units and suppliers.

External: Global analytical group, Regulatory authorities


Key Accountabilities:

Analytical Sciences

  • Provide Analytical  expertise to Oral Care and Personal care stability projects , global and local analytical and product development project teams and to manufacturing sites across geographies
  • Perform and report the results of routine analysis and analytical method validations using Analytical Instrumentation in a cGMP environment.
  • Develop, optimize and validate analytical methods. Solve problems and apply troubleshooting to analytical instrumentation.
  • Catalogue reference standards/chemical inventory & verify data integrity (logbooks/eLN)



Operational Excellence

  • Demonstrate mastery of knowledge in the identified scientific field.
  • Stay abreast of the latest technical developments and breakthroughs by drawing on industry contacts, scientific literature, conferences, and patent filings.
  • Build on technical expertise, expanding it in complementary directions.
  • Use technical expertise and creativity to proactively identify potential problems and address them using appropriate resources.
  • Share internal and external technical knowledge discoveries, ideas, and vision with colleagues through documentation, presentations, publications, and patents.
  • Drive initiatives to simplify and improve technical processes.
  • Integrate technological breakthroughs and consumer insights to develop products, innovative technologies, creative approaches, or new processes.
  • Translate technical attributes into simple, consumer-relevant benefits and concepts.
  • Utilize statistical approaches to experimental design to maximize learning with the least amount of time and with minimum resources.
  • Drive all margin improvement programs to improve bottom line.
  • Be 100% compliant to all Product Safety, Quality, and Regulatory requirements to operate with cost-effectiveness and speed.
  • Practice good documentation practices.


Building Future Ready Agile Organization:

  • Should handle assigned business programs independently with minimum supervision.
  • Should manage  and provide need based guidance/support to assigned trainees/   scientist (s) on specific programs to meet multiple short term business and technical challenges
  • Should be able to give & seek feedback on an on-going basis by leveraging Colgate’s coaching program and initiatives.



Essential:  Worked as an analytical development scientist with a large multinational FMCG or Pharma organization with experience in managing business support.  Sound experience in managing FDA and CGMP protocols with larger teams.

Desirable:  Exposure to FDA  & cGMP protocols

No of yrs. of Exp. required: minimum 7 yrs.



Professional Qualifications & Training:

Essential:  Analytical OR Inorganic /Analytical Chemistry OR Instrumental Chemistry or similar qualifications.

M.Sc. Analytical / Bio analytical Chemistry with a strong expertise in mass spectroscopy



  • Hands on experience of operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of sophisticated mass spectrometers preferably: Agilent QQQ or Thermo HRMS.
  • Identification, quantification and structural characterization of known and unknown compounds/markers in natural extracts and their subsequent identification from cosmetic formulas.
  • Ability to read quality publications and replicate results/findings using mass spectroscopy (both LCMS/MS and GCMS).
  • Apply strong know-how to solve complex problems in Mass Spec field, while designing experiments for sound external collaborations for use of QTRAP/QTOF.
  • Support forced degradation studies on natural extracts and formulated prototypes in order to increase understanding of degradation mechanisms and pathways.
  • Provide mass spectrometry support to interdepartmental colleagues and partners, and seamlessly integrate with the global thematic community.



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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