Research Scientist- Toxicology Job at Colgate-Palmolive Company, Piscataway, NJ

  • Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • Piscataway, NJ

Job Description

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 161066 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!


Position Title: Toxicologist (Research Scientist/Senior Research Scientist), Global Product Safety


While this role can include some remote work, the selected candidate will be required to commute to Piscataway, NJ on a regular basis. Therefore local candidates are encouraged to apply.

Travel Required: Minimal (<10%)


Scope of Responsibility:

Colgate­Palmolive invites applications for a Toxicologist position. The responsibilities of this role will be to provide technical expertise in safety assessments for ingredients, formulas and packaging and will develop strategies to complete special projects. In addition, this position will work closely with internal entities such as the Product Development, Legal and Regulatory departments as well as external groups including subsidiaries, trade associations and governmental agencies to ensure product safety. Successful candidates will demonstrate a broad knowledge of toxicology and its application to ingredient safety assessments and provide safety clearance reviews for: 1) formulas for national launch, 2) experimental formulas in the pilot plants and 3) human use protocols from a product safety perspective.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Conduct safety assessments of new raw materials used in Colgate's formulas including assessment of the scientific literature, evaluation of the toxicological database, determination of the appropriate toxicological endpoints, exposure assessments, and written documentation. 
  • Prepare Product Safety Reports for Colgate's Finished Products. 
  • Communication of Product Safety positions to key internal customers, including, Product Development, Consumer Affairs, Legal Department, Government Affairs, and Regulatory Affairs.
  • Representation of Colgate's key business interests on trade association task forces.
  • Respond to regulatory inquiries as requested by the legal authorities in the local countries in which Colgate has products in the marketplace.


Basic Qualifications (Required education, experience, skills etc to qualify candidate):

  • Ph.D. in Toxicology or Pharmacology.
  • 0-3 Years of Experience in Product Safety/Toxicology with a consumer products, medical device, food, or pharmaceutical company. 
  • 0-3 years of experience conducting risk assessments of new chemicals/ingredients.
  • 0-3 years of experience preparing safety dossiers for regulatory submissions. 
  • 0-3 years developing and implementing strategy to address regulatory toxicology issues.
  • Project management skills to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously.


Preferred Qualifications (Additional education, experience, skills etc as assets):

  • .Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology
  • Knowledge of alternatives/in vitro testing/in silico prediction
  • Experience setting up and monitoring testing with outside contract labs
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Experience managing multidisciplinary projects





Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $91,000.00 - $128,000.00 USD

Pay is based on multiple non-discriminatory, individualized factors including but not limited to experience, job-related knowledge and education, skills and office/market location. In addition to base salary, salaried employees are eligible for annual discretionary bonuses, profit-sharing and, for Executive-level (salary grade 16 and above) roles only, long-term incentives in the form of Restricted Stock Units and/or Stock Options.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable benefits plans then in effect, all salaried employees are also eligible for a competitive benefits package which includes:
  • Insurance: Employees (and their eligible dependents) are eligible to participate in Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Disability insurance plans.
  • Retirement Plans: Employees are eligible to enroll in Colgate's 401(k) plan, which provides for company matching contributions subject to eligibility requirements
  • Vacation/PTO: Employees receive a minimum of 15 days of vacation/PTO leave annually
  • Paid Holidays: Employees receive a minimum of 13 paid/floating holidays annually
  • Paid Sick Leave: Based on location and consistent with applicable state and local law, employees receive a minimum of 40 hours of paid sick leave on January 1st of each year
  • Paid Parental Leave: Eligible employees may take up to eight weeks of paid parental leave and 12 weeks of unpaid leave (varies for employees with fewer than 12 months of service and is subject to hours worked requirements)

Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

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.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

For additional Colgate terms and conditions, please click here .


Job Tags

Holiday work, Contract work, Local area, Remote job, Relocation,

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