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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:  Clinical Research Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Apr 17, 2021
No remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 95202 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States


Candidates seeking this position will be based at the Colgate-Palmolive Global Technology Center located in Piscataway, NJ. The candidate’s main duties will involve conducting clinical studies to evaluate the performance of “in development” technologies, devices, and methods, collaborating with internal and external partners to develop clinical tools with advanced measurement capabilities, and leading clinical research initiatives designed to support strategic business goals. 


  • Lead oral health sciences clinical and lab based research.  Assist in the design, administration, analysis and reporting of clinical trials involving novel diagnostic devices & oral care interventions.
  • Develop relevant databases and perform analyses using appropriate statistical packages.
  • Develop and execute clinical trial protocols
  • Partner with other research groups and business functions in order to identify possible links to dental diagnostic methods and/or relevant areas for collaborative support of Colgate-Palmolive research priorities. 
  • Participate as a clinical examiner in clinical studies.
  • Contribute to the writing, drafting and reviewing of materials for peer reviewed publications and study reports
  • Maintain study documentation (TMF) in compliance with relevant regulations, i.e. Good Clinical Practice.

Skills and Experience

  • A dental degree; or a PhD in an oral biology field with 4+ years of experience
  • Experience in developing clinical trial protocols and in conducting clinical studies
  • Experience in the use and/or development of imaging technologies for the detection and measurement of dental diseases
  • Experience in publishing peer reviewed papers in high quality journals
  • Understanding of basic oral health and clinical research challenges.
  • Good communication skills, and excellent team working ability.
  • Ability to work effectively in a cross functional team and communicate in non-technical terms to non-experts.



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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