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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:  Research Scientist

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jun 11, 2022
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 128610 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

Colgate-Palmolive invites applications for a Research Scientist position based at our Piscataway, NJ location. The research scientist candidate will be responsible for the research, development, and evaluation of next generation oral care products.  Specific activities include development of new technologies/solutions to improve the deposition and retention of actives on hard and soft tissue surfaces, characterizing release, and developing diagnostic devices/protocols to evaluate product performance.  
The individual should have knowledge in materials science and chemistry.  


A background in polymer chemistry and drug delivery devices is preferred.  Experience in biomedical engineering is a plus. The candidate must be able to contribute to the program strategy by understanding critical technical requirements in terms of the experimental design, analytical science, and formulation to develop an overall project plan that fulfills the business objectives.
The candidate must be able to work effectively on cross-functional teams that include partners from Research and Development, Marketing, Technology Insights, and Clinical.  A qualified candidate must be able to independently manage multiple technical projects concurrently and effectively utilize both internal and external resources to achieve project objectives.


Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D with 0+ years of experience, or Masters degree with 5+ years of industry experience. 
  • Capable of carrying out independent research programs with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including fluency in English.
  • Ability to interact with multifunctional technical/non-technical personnel and be an effective participant in a team environment


Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge in the area of tissue regeneration or repair

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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