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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:  Manager, Clinical Researcher

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jun 3, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 94542 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

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 working in a global organization, continually learning and collaborating, having 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. 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.


The Experience

In today’s dynamic environment, it is an exciting time to be a part of the research and technology team at Colgate. Our highly technical and innovative team is dedicated to driving growth for Colgate Palmolive in this ever-changing landscape.

What role will you play as a member of the Colgate’s Research & Development team?

As a Manager Clinical Research, you will be responsible for providing critical thinking and planning of periodontal clinical research, while supporting the clinical oral care research team globally. The ideal candidate will also have a strong background in understanding science in periodontology and collaboration with business partners including dental professional team.


Your responsibilities are:

  • Build a technology roadmap associated with clinical programs that are aligned to the global oral care strategy. Ensure projects and programs deliver the needs outlined in the roadmap.
  • Lead FDA clinical program for periodontal products (therapeutics and diagnostics), which requires cross functional collaboration (regulatory, legal, product development, early research, marketing, and KM), external consultants and FDA staff.
  • Develop clinical protocols for Phase II, Phase III and Phase IV clinical studies,
  • Participates in pre-IND meetings with FDA, and provides input for the preparation meetings prior to FDA meetings,
  • Coordinate meetings with multi clinical sites and consultants to discuss the FDA clinical program, including budget negotiation,
  • Partner with legal and financial staff on drafting contracts for the clinical sites.
  • Manage claim-support clinical studies in supporting various oral care products.


Required qualifications:

At the least dental degree as: DDS, DMD, and / or (DDent, BDS, BDent, BDSc)

Minimum 5 years of clinical dental research experience.


Preferred qualifications:

  • Master or PhD

  • Technical knowledge in the following areas: Dentistry with specialty training in Periodontology and/or Clinical Research and/or Science associated with Chemistry, or Material Science or Biology or related fields.
  • Experience with clinical dental research for oral care products
  • Experience working with or in industry or within a dental school setting.

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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