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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:  Post-Doctoral Research Scientist (Oral Care)

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Nov 17, 2020
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 91060 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

We invite applications to a Postdoctoral research Scientist (PDRS) position located in Piscataway, NJ. This is a two (2) year fixed term of at-will employment.

Note: Stipend is offered to candidates with a home residence that is outside of a 50-mile radius from the Piscataway, NJ location.



The responsibilities of this position are as follows:

  • Support ongoing projects in tooth whitening with expertise in ingredient interactions.
  • Develop methods for screening actives, demonstrating formula performance, and displaying mode of action.
  • Identify innovative approaches to convert technology benefits to consumer recognized new benefit areas and/or product claims.
  • Interpret and communicate sophisticated experimental results to both technical and non-technical business partners efficient.
  • Present technical findings to internal R&D community & management teams, external conferences, and to detail findings in internal technical reports and/or external publications.


Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering (required) /Material Science / Colloidal Science
  • Previous postdoc experience in Chemistry, Material Science, or related field is acceptable.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and highly organized in terms of goal setting and achieving results.
  • Ability to initiate and think independently and work effectively in a team environment.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues at all levels and work closely with other early research and product development teams when vital.
  • Shown ability to interpret and summarize scientific data in an accurate, critical and concise manner.
  • Strong record of peer-reviewed publications.



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in high resolution UV - Vis spectroscopy, spectroscopic instrumentation, and instrumental data analysis.
  • Experience and knowledge in tissue, cell culture, and enzyme assays.





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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