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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?:  No Travel
Date:  Mar 14, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 152058 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

Research Scientist 


Our next Research Scientist will: 
• Provide Analytical support to Product Development and Early Research teams, Global Technology Centers (GTC’s) and manufacturing sites focusing in the use of Analytical Instrumentation and Laboratory Information Management Software
• Perform and report the results of chemical analysis and analytical method validations using Analytical Instrumentation in a cGMP environment.
• Use Laboratory Information Management Systems and Reagents materials purchasing system
• Document and share analytical specific technical learning’s via appropriate oral and written communications including research reports, local and Global Standard Procedures.
• Develop, optimize and validate analytical methods. Solve problems and apply troubleshooting to analytical instrumentation.



Basic Requirements

BS degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry with 3 years in industrial or pharmaceutical experience OR 
MS degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry with 1 year in industrial or pharmaceutical experience.

Experience Required:
• 1 to 3 years experience in Analytical Instrumentation under cGMP requirements (Separations, Spectroscopy and/or Wet Chemistry techniques).
• 1 to 3 years experience in Industrial or Pharmaceutical methods development, validation and qualification
• Strong knowledge in computer applications i.e. MS Excel, Word, LIMS, Google
• Knowledgeable in general laboratory, quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques.
• Knowledge of cGMP requirements (USP, ICH, CFR) for Laboratories operation and Quality Systems.

Global Competencies Required :
• Display and actively promote teamwork in getting work done.
• Provide support to global and local analytical and product development project teams.
• Provide expert support in computer applications and instruments troubleshooting (i.e. Elemental analysis, separations, spectroscopy, wet chemistry)
• Analyze technical data in order to interpret results, make follow-up recommendations and provide technical direction to others
• Innovator who can apply creative technical ideas and review technology from Technology groups.
• Must actively promote ideas and make appropriate technical recommendations.
• Be able to communicate clearly and effectively to diverse audiences through both written reports and oral presentations.
• Plans and execute assigned tasks or projects well documented in a timely manner.

Salary Range $79,200- $116,550 USD
Pay is based on several non discriminatory factors including but not limited to experience, education, skills and office location. In addition to your salary, Colgate-Palmolive
offers a performance based bonus and competitive benefits package.

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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