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Sr Research Scientist/ Technical Associate

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
# 70047

We are looking for Sr. Research Scientist/Technical Associate Global Mouthwash Product Development to join our team in New Jersey, Piscataway.


The main responsibilities are:


  • Lead the development of new products and technologies based on best practices in product development including experimental design, measurement science and formulation fundamentals
  • Innovates and translates ideas into executable technologies and product options
  • Manages independently multiple product design and full development initiatives and effectively utilizes both internal and external resources to achieve project objectives
  • Collaborate with cross-functional Technology, Regional Research & Development, Global Supply Chain and Marketing teams to support and develop new technologies and mouthwash products
  • Validates new technologies and products through laboratory, manufacturing, consumer and clinical approaches
  • Transfers technologies and all appropriate documentation to ensure flawless market implementation
  • Provides technical support globally for all mouthwash product portfolios.




  • Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Sciences or related field is required
  • Minimum of 5 years of functional experience
  • The candidate should have in-depth formulation experience and be passionate about lab experimentation
  • Understanding of biological/chemical systems is required, preferable in oral care
  • Research new chemistries, delivery systems, suspension/dispersion technologies, emulsions and evaluating performance through chemical/biological/consumer/clinical methodologies is required
  • Knowledge of design of experiments and chemistry/biology applicability to predicting formulations stability, consumer and clinical performance is essential
  • Experience with Manufacturing and formulations troubleshooting is a plus
  • Strong innovator who can create/apply technical ideas and translate them into an executable product prototype
  • Knowledge of utilization of data to support product claims and benefits visualization is required
  • The candidate should have strong collaborative, project planning, leadership and management skills
  • Ability to effectively share knowledge through both written and oral presentations across the organization and negotiate with partners to reach acceptable project delivery dates

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.

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, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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