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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 - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jan 15, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 148981 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of working in a global organization, continually learning and collaborating, having stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions!

If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be!

Our dependable household brands, dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.

In today's dynamic environment, it is an exciting time to be a part of the research and technology team at Colgate. Our highly technical and innovative team is dedicated to driving growth for Colgate Palmolive in this ever-changing landscape. What role will you play as a member of the Colgate's Research & Development team?

Research Scientist/Senior Research Scientist, as a part of the host modulation group the applicant will lead efforts in the anti-bleeding, inflammation resolution  and regeneration areas delivering on gum health. 



  • Lead to drive the discovery and characterization of novel technologies for oral care benefits in the space of gum bleeding and inflammation resolution

  • Conduct Lab work to develop and optimize  in vitro models, assays using current platforms:  tissue models, co-culture cell models, cell lines and primary cells.

  • Develop and implement novel visualization techniques to demonstrate efficacy of actives and formulations

  • Manage daily laboratory operations support relevant research projects

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (Marketing,PD, Knowledge Management,  Legal, Consumer Insight) with the ability to influence outside of your network and use diversity of thought  to craft MoA based consumer language and concept

  • Initiate and drive proof of concept clinical study 

  • Support product  designing, positioning, developing and   launching with solid scientific evidence and  expertise  

  • Ability to interact with multifunctional technical/non-technical personnel and be an effective participant in a team environment

  • Capable of carrying out independent research programs with minimal supervision

  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Comply with all policies and standards


Basic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D in Biological or Life Sciences is required

  • Cell culture skill experience

  • Strong expertise in immunology, regeneration, omics, cellular  and molecular biology techniques

  • Innovative, creative, inquisitive, motivated researcher with strong problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to advance new scientific understanding

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to balance several projects simultaneously

  • Proven ability to work within a collaborative research team and effectively interact with a broad range of researchers from distinct fields


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands on experience in the development of in vitro, ex vivo disease model and pre-clinical evaluation of bioactives using human cells/tissues 

  • Prior work experience or Post doctoral experience in of  biological sciences or related field preferred

  • Knowledge of oral biology, mucosal immunology, single cell genomics, experience with 3D tissue models, stem cell will be a plus


Salary Range $88,800 - $131,250 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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