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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:  Research Scientist / Senior Research Scientist

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Nov 13, 2020
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 91184 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States


The candidate will be responsible for identifying, evaluating, and developing novel chemistries to deliver oral health and cosmetic benefits to hard tissues. 

Specific Responsibilities:
-  Identify new technologies to clean, whiten, repair and protect tooth enamel

-  Develop / design in-vitro methods / models to evaluate and demonstrate technology efficacy and mode of action

-  Explore novel product forms and the use of devices to improve product performance

-  Work collaboratively and cross-functionally with internal partners to progress lead technologies into the product development stage

-  Work with external partners to advance research program



Basic Qualifications:

-  PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical or Biomedical Engineering, Material Sciences or related scientific field 

-  Post-doctoral or industrial experience is preferred. 

-  In vitro assay design / test method development experience is beneficial.

-  Experience working with hard tissue or enamel substrates is highly desired.

-  Results-oriented and able to effectively generate, analyze and interpret data to drive research direction and meet project goals.

-  Project management skills including the ability to lead project activities, breakthroughs and timelines.

-  Effectively communicate project status through both oral presentations and written reports.

-  Candidate should be a team-player with good interpersonal skills



We look forward to receiving 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 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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