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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:  Toxicologist (Senior Research Scientist/Principal Scientist)

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jun 7, 2022
Partial remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 132894 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

Colgate­Palmolive invites applications for a Toxicologist position based at our Piscataway, NJ location. The responsibilities of this role will be to provide technical expertise in safety assessments for ingredients, formulas and packaging and will develop strategies to complete special projects. In addition, this position will work closely with internal entities such as the Product Development, Legal and Regulatory departments as well as external groups including subsidiaries, trade associations and governmental agencies to ensure product safety. Successful candidates will demonstrate a broad knowledge of toxicology and its application to ingredient safety assessments and provide safety clearance reviews for: 1) formulas for national launch, 2) experimental formulas in the pilot plants and 3) human use protocols from a product safety perspective.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Conduct safety assessments of new raw materials used in Colgate's formulas including assessment of the scientific literature, evaluation of the toxicological database, determination of the appropriate toxicological endpoints, exposure assessments, and written documentation. 

  • Prepare Product Safety Reports for Colgate's Finished Products. 

  • Communication of Product Safety positions to key internal customers, including, Product Development, Consumer Affairs, Legal Department, Government Affairs, and Regulatory Affairs.

  • Representation of Colgate's key business interests on trade association task forces.

  • Respond to regulatory inquiries as requested by the legal authorities in the local countries in which Colgate has products in the marketplace.

 

Basic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or Masters in Toxicology, Pharmacology or related discipline

  • 2 plus years of Experience with Ph.D. (5 plus years experience with Masters) in Product Safety/Toxicology with a consumer products, medical device, food, or pharmaceutical company. 

  • 2 plus years of experience (5 plus years experience with Masters) conducting risk assessments of new chemicals/ingredients.

  • 2 plus years of experience (5 plus years experience with Masters) preparing safety dossiers for regulatory submissions. 

  • 2 plus years (5 plus years experience with Masters) developing and implementing strategy to address regulatory toxicology issues.

  • Experience working with external trade associations or related groups.

  • Project management skills to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.  

  • Experience managing multidisciplinary projects.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology

  • Knowledge of alternatives/in vitro testing/in silico prediction

  • Experience setting up and monitoring testing with outside contract labs

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 http://www.colgatepalmolive.com. To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit http://www.colgatebsbf.com. To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit http://www.hillspet.com. To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit  http://www.tomsofmaine.com.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact Application_Accommodation@colpal.com with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.


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