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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 - Oral Care Product Development

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Nov 3, 2020
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 91623 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States


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, Mennen, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet. More than 60% of the households in the world have a Colgate product.

Colgate-Palmolive invites applications for a Post Doctoral Research Scientist (PDRS) position based at our 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. The PDRS will apply physical sciences to design and evaluate oral care formulations to protect enamel and dentin.  The PDRS will work closely with other researchers at Colgate integrating aspects of dentifrice formulation, testing methodology, and physical and inorganic chemistry as needed to study the effects of Colgate products on oral health. The PDRS will document research results with technical reports, patent applications, and present technical findings to R&D community and management. 

 

Key Responsibilities for this Position:
 

  • Conduct and design research experiments to advance project objectives
  • Modify and prototype tools/techniques to investigate the performance of dentifrice formulations on enamel and dentin
  • Formulate consumer preferred products which are effective at improving aspects of oral health.
  • Interpret and communicate experimental results to technical and non-technical business partners
  • Collaborate with external academic partners on research projects exploring fundamental and applied research related 
  • Partner with technical, clinical, regulatory, legal, quality, safety and business partners to drive implementation of identified technologies

 

Required Qualifications:

 

  • Ph.D in Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or Biomaterial engineering
  • Experience with laboratory wet chemistry or formulation
  • Experience with experimental study design and execution
  • Research experience in one or more of the following areas:
    - Surface characterization
    - Emulsions
    - Colloidal Chemistry
    - Inorganic Chemistry
    - Polymer Chemistry
  • Experience with statistics and/or data analysis
  • Capable of carrying out independent research programs with minimal supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including fluency in English
  • Ability to collaborate with multifunctional technical/non-technical personnel and be an effective participant in a team environment

 

Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply to work with us using this online application. 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.
 

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 http://www.colgatepalmolive.com. To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit http://www.colgatebsbf.com. To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit http://www.hillspet.com. To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit  http://www.tomsofmaine.com.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact Application_Accommodation@colpal.com with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.


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