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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/ Senior Research Scientist

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Mar 8, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 151481 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

Colgate-Palmolive invites applications for a Research Scientist/ Senior Research Scientist position located in Piscataway, NJ.  

The key responsibilities of this position are as follows:

  • Develop novel whitening technologies with relevant consumer benefits 

  • Lead and participate in ongoing key projects in tooth whitening with expertise in ingredient interactions .

  • Develop methods for screening oral care ingredients, demonstrating formula performance, and displaying mode of action.

  • Identify new & compelling approaches to convert technology benefits to consumer recognized new benefit areas and/or product claims.

  • Interpret and communicate complex experimental results to both technical and non-technical business partners effectively.

  • Present technical findings to internal R&D community & management teams, external conferences, and to document findings in internal technical reports and/or external publications. 


Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in Chemistry /Material Science / Colloidal Science/Polymer Science with a minimum 1 year of Post Doc experience preferred.

  • Masters degree in  Chemistry /Material Science / Colloidal Science/Polymer Science with a minimum of 4 years of industry experience in related field.

  • Experience in conducting lab experiments to generate complex data sets with multiple variables.

  • Experience in analysis and interpretation of data to drive project direction.  

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and highly organized in terms of goal setting and achieving results.

  • Ability to initiate and think independently and work effectively in a team environment.

  • Self-motivated with the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues at all levels and work closely with other early research and product development teams when necessary.

  • Proven ability to interpret and summarize scientific data in an accurate, critical and concise manner.

  • Strong record of peer-reviewed publications.​


Preferred Qualifications:.

  • 0- 2 years industry experience in Personal Care, Home Care, Oral Care or Consumer Goods industry is  preferred

  • Experience and expertise in polymer sciences, material chemistry is a plus

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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