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Product Development Scientist (Ph.D.) - College

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The Clorox Company

The Clorox Company

Product Development Scientist (Ph.D.) - College

Pleasanton, CA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    At Clorox, we champion people to be well and thrive by doing the right thing, putting people at the center, and playing to win. Led by our IGNITE strategy, we build brands that make a positive difference in people’s lives around the world. And we know that success requires head, heart, AND guts - all three, every day - coming together to work simpler, faster, bolder, and more inclusively. Interested? Join us to #IgniteYourCareer!


    The Research and Development organization is embedded within each of our Clorox business, taking new generations of consumer products from concept to reality. With such diverse roles as engineers, scientists, mechanical designers and packaging experts, R&D is a community of technical leaders and managers actively involved in virtually every step in the lifecycle of our products, from initial concept to raw materials to final goods on store shelves. R&D is committed to leveraging the latest technology to bring consumers the high-quality, innovative products they expect and deserve.


    The Business Unit R&D function works within the business teams along with other members (e.g. Marketing, Sales, Finance, Manufacturing) and also with core R&D functions (e.g. Regulatory, Advanced Measurement Systems) to ensure that our products provide high value to our consumers and are manufactured and marketed safely and efficiently.

    • Identify the underlying causes to problems and for making relevant measurements to provide data and information that drive technical solutions

    • Analyze problems from multiple points of view and connecting disparate ideas to create innovative solutions, proposals, and concepts

    • Work efficiently in the laboratory executing effective experimental designs; passionate and committed to world-class product and technology development

    • Contribute to projects that span a wide variety of consumer and professional product applications in a fast-paced business environment with rapidly changing needs and priorities

    • Communicate and collaborate with colleagues in a variety of diverse disciplines and functions to deliver business-building solutions; effectively communicating solutions to problems and advocating appropriate recommendations to technical management and the business community in general.


    • Ph.D. Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, or a related field

    • Candidates must have education and expertise in at least one of the following areas:

      • Aqueous oxidants, kinetics and equilibria for cleaning, bleaching and microbial control

      • Aqueous surfactants, colloids and interfacial science for household product formulation

      • Water soluble polymers for household product formulation

    • Experience in evaluation, characterization and measurement of technology in their area of expertise


    We seek out and celebrate diverse backgrounds and experiences. We’re looking for fresh perspectives, a desire to bring your best, and a non-stop drive to keep growing and learning.

    At Clorox, we have a Culture of Inclusion. We believe our values-based culture connects to our purpose and helps our people be the best versions of themselves, professionally and personally. This means building a workplace where every person can feel respected, valued, and fully able to participate in our Clorox community.


    • Competitive compensation

    • Generous 401(k) program in the US and similar programs in international

    • Health benefits and programs that support both your physical and mental well-being

    • Flexible work environment, depending on your role

    • Meaningful opportunities to keep learning and growing

    • Half-day Fridays, depending on your location

    Please apply directly to our job postings and do not submit your resume to any person via text message. Clorox does not conduct text-based interviews and encourages you to be cautious of anyone posing as a Clorox recruiter via unsolicited texts during these uncertain times.

  • Industry
    Consumer Goods
  • About Us

    Clorox builds brands that make everyday life better, every day. We value our differences, and challenge each other to think and act boldly. We try new things, succeed, fail and keep learning. We work hard, have busy personal lives and are all able to make a positive impact -- at Clorox, in our communities and in the lives of millions of people who invite us into their homes and workplaces. Make your mark and help us drive growth that is profitable, sustainable and responsible.