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, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet and Hill’s Ideal Balance.

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

Location: Piscataway, New Jersey, United States
No Relocation Assistance Offered
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The scientist is responsible to support personal care Liquid cleansers & lotions development & implementation of new formulations and optimization of current formulations. This includes formula optimization, consumer validation, scale-up of the formula in conjunction with Global Supply Chain, and supporting the commercialization process through launch and post-launch review.

The candidate will be working in the Sanex Personal Care Group, to support implementation of company’s technology goals by designing products from bench top to Commercialization.



Specific Responsibilities:


Lead or participate in technical or cross functional project teams,

Coordinate all documents that support the final formulation of the products developed,

Establish routine stability studies and make recommendations for finished product shelf life,

Partner with PD&I engineer for product process development,

Develop ingredient and finished product specifications,

Raw material qualification, funding the growth initiatives, new claims substantiation, and other support activities for the Sanex Cleansing & Care portfolio.  

The candidate must have the ability or experience to work with cross functional teams, including Marketing, Supply Chain, Quality, as well as Product Development and other R&D cross-functional groups.  A qualified candidate must be able to independently manage multiple research initiatives and effectively utilize both internal and external resources to achieve project objectives.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or related field.
  •     1-3 years of experience in related field
  • Technical understanding of related chemistry and science (for example: active delivery, surfactants, rheology)
  • Able to multi-task and coordinate various simultaneous projects
  •     Strong oral and written communication skills - required
  •     Self-motivated but able to work well within a team environment


Preferred qualifications:


  • The ideal candidate will possess technical knowledge in one or more of the following areas: 

      surfactant, active agents, delivery systems, and statistics/experimental design

  • Understand industry/competitive trends, and claim substantiation
  • Creative as a problem solver
  • Strong project planning and management
  • Simultaneously handle multiple projects, set priorities, and develop project plans
  • Participates in development of overall plan
  • The candidate should exhibit competencies in analytical/decision making, conceptual skills, planning/priority setting, and effective communication
  • Develop and apply creative/technical ideas to projects
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills; ability to communicate and influence and thrive in a cross functional environment.


Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply to work with us using this online application.  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.

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Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.