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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:  Technical Associate / Senior Technical Associate

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jan 4, 2022
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 121140 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States


Come join us in discovery and innovation of terrific new products which meaningfully address our consumer’s skin health needs.

Colgate-Palmolive is seeking a highly motivated professional with a track record of excellence in skin biology and experience in the skin care industry for a Technical Associate position in the Early Research Personal Care, based in Piscataway, NJ location, to support our premium skin health brands.


The core responsibilities of this position include:

  • Develop and implement predictive non-invasive skin methods based on bio-instruments to assess and document performance of benefits
  • Identify and develop new skin care opportunities using strong research fundamentals
  • Evaluate biofunctional actives for skin care and cleansing products
  • Work closely with external partners in academia and start-ups to rapidly develop new innovation


Responsibilities include:

  • Lead the fundamental research innovations for consumer products
  • Develop bio-instrumental method to evaluate skincare products against environmental aggressors
  • Develop disruptive anti-aging technologies for both instant and long lasting benefits
  • Validate top leads through in-vivo studies utilizing skin instrumentations
  • Assess anti-aging technologies using enzyme based bioassays 
  • Develop research plans and independently execute projects
  • Identify and lead collaboration effort with external partners/suppliers
  • Collaborate and communicate with cross-functional teams to achieve project goals
  • Manage requirements involving legal agreements, IP, regulatory, safety and quality
  • Communicate results of research, both internally as well as via external publications and patent applications 


Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Molecular Biology or Biochemistry required
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong project management and execution skills
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4+ years experience in bio-instruments preferred 
  • Knowledge or experience with environmental aggressors (pollutants, UV, blue light, etc.) is a plus

We are a results oriented company with a caring culture and work life balance. Do not miss the chance to join our outstanding team!


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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