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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:  Postdoctoral Research Scientist - Biology - Skin Health

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Nov 6, 2020
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 92480 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States


Colgate-Palmolive invites candidates to apply for the Postdoctoral Research Scientist position based at our Piscataway, NJ location. 


This is a two-year postdoctoral position. The core responsibilities of this role include the evaluation of biofunctional actives for personal skin care and cleansing products as well as the development and implementation of predictive non-invasive skin methods to assess performance of benefits. The position will include fundamental and applied research studies of structure/function properties of the skin related to skin health.



  • Design and deliver in vitro and ex vivo scientific discovery programs based on skin health, skin aging and potential therapeutic interventions
  • Drive the discovery and characterization of new bioactive ingredients or formulated products, and identify new biological targets/mechanisms of action for skin benefits
  • Deliver novel in vitro models, assays, and discovery work using ex vivo human skin, 3D skin equivalents and primary skin cells
  • Develop and implement novel visualization techniques to demonstrate efficacy
  • Collect, analyze, and report high quality data in a timely manner
  • Handle daily laboratory operations support relevant research projects
  • Manage internal and external teamwork

Basic Qualification:

  • Ph.D. in Biology, Molecular/Cell Biology or any related field
  • Hands on experience with sterile cell culture and primary cells, as well as human/animal tissues
  • Experience with different histological methodologies, such as immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence
  • Strong problem solving skills, project management and execution skills
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills

Preferred Qualifications: 


  • Knowledge of Dermatology and/or Skin Biology 
  • Hands on experience with human skin cell/tissue culture (keratinocytes, fibroblasts, skin equivalents and explants)
  • Hands on experience with quantitative PCR, ELISA, fluorescent microscope and confocal microscope
  • Hands on experience in pre-clinical evaluation of skin bioactives using human skin cells/tissues 
  • Experience in skin physiology and pathology (e.g. skin inflammation, acne, AD, psoriasis)


Does this opportunity sound exciting for you? Do not miss the chance to join our amazing team! We're waiting for you! 


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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