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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 Trainee - Dental-Dermal Health Unit

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jun 1, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 152191 - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


About Colgate-Palmolive


Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of connecting with others across the world, full of stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions.

If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be!. Our dependable household brands, dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. We win as a global organization by continually learning and collaborating. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success. If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.


What are we looking for:

We are looking for smart, dynamic trainees who will work in our India Global technology center (GTC) based in Mumbai. It will be a learning & growth opportunity to plan & implement initiatives in partnership with the Dental-Dermal Health Unit. This team works on strong partnerships with respective categories for India GTC while being compliant to defined safety, quality & regulatory norms. The tenure for a trainee is proposed to 2 years from the date of joining. 


What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Dentistry
  • At least one year of clinical experience


What you will do:

  1. Contribute to establish a research community to evaluate the efficacy and effectiveness of Colgate products
  2. Participate in execution and monitoring of clinical studies
  3. Assist in the writing, drafting and reviewing of materials for scientific communication
  4. Assist in preparation of study reports and manuscripts for publication
  5. Maintain Good Clinical Practice documentation


What you will learn:

  1. Functional Linkages - you will get an overview of how different departments are integrated into overall R&D eg: Dental-Dermal Health Unit and global technology. You will learn about corporate business models, advanced clinical research methodologies, and fostering collaborations with different stakeholders.
  2. Operational Excellence - 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 in discussion with Dental-Dermal Health Unit team leaders. You will also learn to integrate yourself into a high-performing team focused on balancing both execution and innovation. 
  3. You will be coached for success on technical as well as soft skills. We will evaluate your progress periodically and ensure scheduled training sessions for your continued success during your traineeship at Colgate. 
  4. Quality and Safety principles: At Colgate we strive for excellence in everything we do, Quality and safety is not far away. These principles are not only important for our trusted brands but also to our workplaces. You will be exposed to specific training on Q & S, to assure your trust while working in a safe environment where quality is paramount. 


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 recognised 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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