The Clorox Company has positions available for Product Research and Development in Pleasanton, California. In these positions, scientists will develop technology and products to meet new or currently unfulfilled needs for consumers and professionals in the areas of household and institutional cleaning, bleaching, disinfection, or odor control. Scientists will also develop expert knowledge of emerging technologies, trends, products and ingredients using global internal and external networks to drive innovation.
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.
Candidates must have experience in evaluation, characterization and measurement of technology in their area of expertise.
Candidates will have a talent for identifying the underlying causes to problems and for making relevant measurements to provide data and information that drive technical solutions. They will also be skilled at analyzing problems from multiple points of view and connecting disparate ideas to create innovative solutions, proposals, and concepts. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to work efficiently in the laboratory executing effective experimental designs. They will be passionate and committed to world-class product and technology development.
Qualified candidates will be technically advanced, highly motivated, self-starters who can apply their skills to diverse, challenging, and practical product problems in a fast-paced team environment. They must be comfortable contributing 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. They will be expected to communicate and collaborate with colleagues in a variety of diverse disciplines and functions to deliver business-building solutions. They are skilled at effectively communicating solutions to problems and advocating appropriate recommendations to technical management and the business community in general.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About The Clorox Company
The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with approximately 8,700 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2018 sales of $6.1 billion. Clorox markets some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products; Pine-Sol® cleaners; Liquid Plumr® clog removers; Poett® home care products; Fresh Step® cat litter; Glad® bags, wraps and containers; Kingsford® charcoal; Hidden Valley® dressings and sauces; Brita® water-filtration products; Burt’s Bees® natural personal care products; RenewLife® digestive health products; and Rainbow Light®, Natural Vitality® and Neocell® dietary supplements. The company also markets brands for professional services, including Clorox Healthcare® and Clorox Commercial Solutions®. More than 80 percent of the company’s sales are generated from brands that hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories.
Clorox is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, a community of global leaders committed to sustainability. The company has been broadly recognized for its corporate responsibility efforts, most nota...bly being named to the Drucker Institute’s 2017 Wall Street Journal Management Top 250 list, The Just 100: America’s Top Citizens list, CR Magazine’s 2018 Best Corporate Citizens list, Barron’s 2018 100 Most Sustainable Companies, and the first sector-neutral Bloomberg Gender Equality Index in 2018. In support of its communities, The Clorox Company and its foundations contributed about $20 million in combined cash grants, product donations and cause marketing in fiscal year 2018. For more information, visit TheCloroxCompany.com, including the Good Growth blog, and follow the company on Twitter at @CloroxCo.
Clorox offers half day Fridays during the summer. Our offices close at 12:30 p.m. on Fridays between Memorial Day and Labor Day to take advantage of fun activities and great weather. The company also fosters a close working environment for the diverse people it employs. Clorox's Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) help us create a culture of inclusion, uniting employees through common causes that build our collective strength. ERGs bolster our internal community and extend a hand to external communities, all while helping us to retain our exceptional employees.