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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:  Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Oct 12, 2021
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 112608 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States


Colgate-Palmolive is seeking a highly motivated professional with a track record of excellence in skin microbiome for a postdoc position in Global R&D, Early Research Personal Care group, based in Piscataway, NJ location. The position is a two year fixed term of at-will employment with the opportunity to apply for full time employment at the termination of the term.

  • Develop lab and clinical methods to screen and validate new technology opportunities, incorporating the latest understanding of the role of microbiome in promoting skin health
  • Develop demos to illustrate mechanism of action and/or support superior performance of technology leads for premium skincare products


Does this sound exciting to you? Come and have a glance to this opportunity!


Responsibilities include:

  • Identify new research initiatives within areas of expertise
  • Develop new models and methods for technology assessment
  • Stay current on scientific trends and technology development
  • Validate the technology leads for microbiome and skin benefits
  • Develop research plans and independently execute projects
  • Identify and lead collaboration effort with external partners/suppliers
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to achieve project goals
  • Communicate results of research, both internally as well as via external publications and patent applications


Required Qualifications:


  • Ph.D. in  Microbiology, Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering or Immunology required, ideally with experience in skin microbiome and skin health/function
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong project management and execution skills
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Deep understanding of skin biology is preferred
  • Experience with advanced microbiome analysis techniques is preferred 
  • Expertise in metabolic engineering or natural extracts is a plus
  • Experience with human 3D skin models is preferred
  • Experience with lab and clinical investigation of skin benefits is preferred


We are a results oriented company with a caring culture and work life balance. Do not miss the chance to join our outstanding team!


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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