Post-doctoral Research Scientist (Biomedical Engineering)


The PDRS will apply biomedical engineering techniques to better understand and quantify oral health and disease with particular emphasis on oral soft tissue physiology.

The PDRS will work closely with other researchers at Colgate integrating aspects of microbiology, immunology as needed to study the effects of Colgate products on oral health and disease.

The PDRS will document research results with technical reports, patent applications, and present technical findings to Research & Development community and management.


Key Responsibilities for this Position:

Conduct and design research experiments to advance project objectives

Modify and prototype tools/techniques to investigate the physiology of oral soft tissue and under various health and disease conditions

Investigate the structure of oral soft tissue under different conditions and before and after treatment with products

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 Biomedical Engineering. Preference will be given to candidates with thesis work in the following areas: physiology of mucosal membranes, oral soft tissue histology, soft-contact tribology

Experience with electronics and device prototyping

Experience with clinical study design and execution

Research experience in one or more of the following areas:

Oral Soft Tissue Histology

Oral Cell Biology/ Biochemistry


Oral Microbiology / Biofilms

In vitro / in vivo biochemical assays

Skilled in programming and data analysis

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

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North America

Piscataway , United States


United States



Researcher / analyst