Research Scientist

Colgate-Palmolive Company Piscataway , NJ 08854

Posted 2 months ago

No Relocation Assistance Offered


97433 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States


Posion Summary

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, ghtly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrion. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internaonally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Mennen, Sosoap, 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 Prescripon Diet and most recently, EltaMD, PCA, Filorga and Hello.jMore than 60% of the households in the world have a Colgate product.

Colgate-Palmolive invites applicaons for a Post Doctoral Research Scienst (PDRS) posion based at our Piscataway, NJ locaon. This is a two year fixed term of at-will employment. The PDRS will parcipate in Cross-Category Research and Innovaon, document research results with technical reports, patent applicaons, and present technical findings to R&D community and management.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage and maintain Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), AFM- Raman and Light Microscopy Laboratory that houses various advanced light microscopes.

  • Develop and implement new microscopy methods, develop and manage fundamental microscopy research programs (both internal and external) that are relevant to Colgate R&D iniaves

  • Explore potenal addions to current instrumentaon for supporng business needs as necessary

  • Train and coach internal users (R&D sciensts and process engineers) on operaon of light microscopes and data interpretaon

  • Invesgate product efficacy, acve delivery and mode of acon by studying their effects on different ssues and substrates. Evaluate product morphology and stability to support formulaon development and opmizaon of manufacturing process

  • Present findings in clear and organized manner, mul-task several projects with ability to shi priority as needed for business crises or product launches

  • Document research results by technical reports, prepare and validate Standard Operaon Procedures, and present technical findings to R&D community and managements

Education and Qualifications:

  • Ph.D in microscopy/spectroscopy or related material science (chemistry, biochemistry physical or biological sciences) with 0-2 years of postdoctoral experience Required.

  • Expertise in atomic force microscopy (AFM) with prior AFM-Raman experience is preferred

  • Solid academic training with creave and strong problem-solving abilies

  • Experience involving consumer products is not required, but beneficial

  • Excellent oral, wrien and presentaon 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, 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 recognised 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

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