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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:  Scientist

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Apr 29, 2021
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 100922 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States


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?


As a Scientist, you will be responsible for participating in research and bringing new product innovation to market across our product portfolios.

Who are you…


You are an innovator -

  • Support new technology initiatives and participate in developing them into innovation or development projects to address consumer needs

  • Analyze experimental data to extract technology information to improve product design and development processes

  • Maintain detailed written records of experimental work and observations


You are a product designer -

  • Conduct in-depth research to illustrate the mechanism of action of technology leads and propose possibility for improvement

  • Develop test methods and demos to advance project objectives

  • Develop formulations and products to deliver product benefits 


You are a collaborator -

  • Communicate with technical and business partners providing updates and addressing key concerns

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to achieve project goals


What you’ll need…(Required)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science (hiring manager to include speciality ie Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Biotechnology)

  • Minimum 1 year of related previous experience

  • Familiarity with statistical analysis

  • Strong communication skills in English (written/verbal)

  • Partnership/Collaboration

  • Planning/Priority Setting

  • Strong Lab organizational skills


What you’ll need…(Preferred)

  • Previous work or internship experience




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 recognised 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 programme, 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.

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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