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Research Chemist

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A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.


We currently have an excellent opportunity for a Research Chemist located at our Princeton, NJ location.

The Research Chemist will execute product development activities under the supervision of an R&D Manager in a manner consistent with the C&D R&D Core Principles of teamwork, consumer and customer focus, personal responsibility and integrity, and ethical behavior and practices.


• Develop laboratory samples and product prototypes to meet project design parameters
• Identify and/or develop methods and conduct tests to evaluate products or prototypes against established goals
• Record and analyze data; draw conclusions and make recommendations for next steps 
• Recommend experimental designs for prototypes and test methods
• Evaluate new technologies for use in products/prototypes

• Initiate product, raw material, and test method specifications.

• Identify potential new product concepts and trending consumer needs. 

• Interact on project teams within R&D (Packaging, Processing, Consumer Insights, Consumer Relations) and with outside suppliers and vendors

• Participate in cross-functional meetings to contribute in the development process; provide technical input; provide input to the status of deliverables and project timelines; review status of projects in portfolio.

• Create, update, and maintain electronic claim substantiation files. 

Education and Experience                                                          

The successful candidate will have a B.S. degree from an accredited institution in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering, Food Science, Biochemistry, Biology or related disciplines, with 5+ years of laboratory experience. 

Skills and Competencies:

• Good laboratory experimental execution, data recording and safety practices 
• Ability to work independently on multiple, concurrent assigned projects with periodic direct supervision
• Good oral and written communication skills
• Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer M/F/Disability/Veteran


COVID VACCINE REQUIREMENT*: To support the health and safety of our team members, successful candidates for employment in this role must (1) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and to have submitted proof of vaccination status, or (2) request and receive an approved accommodation based on medical circumstances or sincerely held religious beliefs, practices or observances.

*Only applicable for Corporate positions based in Princeton, NJ and Ewing, NJ

Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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