Senior Research Scientist


No Relocation Assistance Offered




Colgate-Palmolive invites applications to the position of a Sr. Research Scientist based at our Piscataway, NJ location.


The core responsibilities of this position include the identification, development and validation of active ingredients systems for personal skin care and cleansing products for novel and advanced skin health benefits. The position will include fundamental and applied research to deliver and support our portfolio of innovation in personal care.


Specific responsibilities include:


  • Leading and executing chemistry research studies of laboratory and preclinical assessment of actives delivery systems and approaches.
  • Coordination and execution of laboratory assessment of skin care active ingredients and final products including competitive benchmarking.
  • Management and execution of research studies to identify and monitor skin biomarkers of skin conditions.
  • Development and implementation of novel predictive lab methods for proof of principle and benefits testing.
  • Management of requirements involving legal agreements, IP, regulatory, safety and quality. 
  • Work and collaboration with internal technical and external partners.  
  • Reporting of progress to research, sr. management and business teams.




  • Ph.D in Chemistry
  • Technical experience or equivalent in Consumer products goods preferred.
  • Experience in people management and strong leadership skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Strong project management and execution skills.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.


Equal Opportunity Employer
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, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.