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Colgate-Palmolive Company.

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist

Colgate-Palmolive Company. - Piscataway, NJ

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.

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Location: Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

No Relocation Assistance Offered

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Colgate-Palmolive invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist (PDRS) position based at our Piscataway, NJ location. The position is a two year fixed term of at-will employment with the opportunity to apply for full time employment at the termination of the term.

The PDRS will participate in early product research and design efforts in Oral Care and will document research results with technical reports, patent applications, and present technical findings to R&D community and management.

The PDRS will employ a variety of biochemical and cell biology techniques (ELISA, proteomics, etc.) to study the physiology of oral soft tissue under different states of oral health and disease and the subsequent effects of treatment with Colgate products. The PDRS will work closely with other researchers at Colgate integrating aspects of microbiology and immunology as needed.

Key Responsibilities for this Position:

Conduct and design research experiments to advance project objectives  

Develop assays to investigate the physiology of oral soft tissue and saliva under various health and disease conditions  

Investigate the role of oral biochemistry in maintaining oral soft tissue health  

Identify and evaluate new technologies to deliver oral health benefits  

Interpret and communicate experimental results to technical and non-technical business partners  

Collaborate with external academic partners on research projects exploring fundamental and applied research related  

Partner with technical, clinical, regulatory, legal, quality, safety and business partners to drive implementation of identified technologies  

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. in oral biology/physiology, oral and craniofacial sciences, or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates with thesis work in the following areas: physiology of mucosal membranes, oral biochemistry, oral soft tissue histology, soft-contact tribology, systems physiology  

Research experience in one or more of the following areas:

Oral biochemistry

Oral cell biology

Mammalian tissue culture and 3D tissue systems

Bioanalytical techniques, e.g., ELISA, proteomics, etc.  

Familiarity with or desire to learn data analytic tools  

Capable of carrying out independent research programs with minimal supervision.  

Excellent written and verbal communication skills including fluency in English.  

Ability to interact with multifunctional technical/non-technical personnel and be an effective participant in a team 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.

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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Colgate-Palmolive Company.


Post-Doctoral Research Scientist Colgate-Palmolive Company. - Piscataway, NJ, United States


Location: Piscataway, NJ

Company Profile:
Colgate-Palmolive Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets consumer products worldwide. The company operates in two segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. It offers oral care products, including toothpastes, toothbrushes, and mouthwashes, as well as dental floss and pharmaceutical products for dentists and other oral health professionals; personal care products comprising liquid hand soaps, shower gels, bar soaps, deodorants, antiperspirants, shampoos, and conditioners; and home care products, such as dishwashing liquids, laundry and dishwashing detergents, household cleaners, oil soaps, bleaches, and fabric conditioners. The company also offers pet nutrition products for everyday nutritional needs; a range of therapeutic products to manage disease conditions; and various products with natural ingredients. Its principal trademarks include 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. The company markets its pet nutrition products for dogs and cats through pet supply retailers and veterinarians. Colgate-Palmolive Company was founded in 1806 and is headquartered in New York, New York.