Scientist II - Analytical
The Clorox Company 149 reviews - Pleasanton, CA

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The Clorox Company has an opportunity in the Advanced Measurement Sciences (AMS) Group at our Research and Development center in Pleasanton, California for a Post-doctoral Scientist or Scientist II, entry-level, full time candidate to develop and apply methods to measure and model household and professional product performance and attributes. The postdoctoral assignment is a temporary 1-year position with the potential to convert to a permanent position depending on business needs, growth in the role and job performance. Exceptional candidates meeting all requirements for the Scientist II, entry level position may be immediately considered for a permanent position.

The AMS group plays an important role in Clorox R&D due to their unique contributions in three key areas:
1 . Knowledge of measurement tools,
2. Fundamental understanding of Chemistry and
3 . Experience in the 3P’s; Clorox Products, Processes and Packaging.

The scientist would make an immediate impact in areas 1 and 2 and, over time, in area 3 . Specifically, the scientist would use existing or develop new analytical capabilities to support the discovery and development of a wide variety of products and key technology and chemistry Platforms within R&D.
Company Profile: The Clorox Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of consumer products with 8,400 employees and fiscal year 2012 revenues of $5.5 billion. Clorox markets some of the most trusted and recognized brand names, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products, Clorox Commercial Solutions ® , Clorox Healthcare™ and Dispatch ® products, Green Works ® naturally derived home care products, Pine-Sol ® cleaners, Poett ® home care products, Fresh Step ® cat litter, Kingsford ® charcoal, Hidden Valley ® and K C Masterpiece ® dressings and sauces, Brita ® water-filtration products, Glad ® bags, wraps and containers, and Burt's Bees ® and güd ™ natural personal care products. Nearly 90 percent of the company's brands hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories. The company's products are manufactured in more than two dozen countries and marketed in more than 100 countries. Clorox is committed to making a positive difference in the communities where its employees work and live. Founded in 1980, The Clorox Company Foundation has awarded cash grants totaling more than $87 million to nonprofit organizations, schools and colleges. In fiscal year 2012 alone, the foundation awarded more than $3 million in cash grants, and Clorox made product donations valued at $15 million. For more information about Clorox, visit TheCloroxCompany.com .
Corporate headquarters are in Oakland, California. Corporate Research & Development is located in Pleasanton, California , GLAD Research & Development is located in Willowbrook, Illinois, a satellite Cleaning Research & Development is located in Kennesaw, Georgia, a satellite Professional Products Research & Development is located in Midland, MI and International Research & Development is located in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Research and Development organization is at the heart of our business, taking new generations of consumer products from concept to reality. Over 90% of Clorox Products are #1 on the shelf, which means that we have great pride in delivering the best technology to the consumer every time. 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. R&D is committed to leveraging the latest technology to bring consumers the high-quality, innovative products they expect and deserve.

Unique Features of the Work Environment / Lifestyle:
One of the great advantages of working at Clorox is the location. The mild year-round weather and abundance of activity in the San Francisco Bay Area allow us to keep our work and personal lives in perspective. Though we clearly work until the job is done, that does not mean we don't leave time to take advantage of the activities that range from biking and skiing to theater and restaurants.
At Clorox, all employees are empowered to succeed in their positions and managers are committed to enabling their success (our Inverted Pyramid philosophy). We celebrate diversity in all its forms via our Diversity and Inclusion initiatives. Clorox has a business casual dress policy 5 days a week and fosters a close working environment for the diverse people it employs. We take advantage of sports and recreational clubs and department-level activities. In essence, Clorox people work hard and play hard.

Qualifications:
Degrees / Majors:
Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry or related field.
Candidates must be qualified based on education and expertise in the area of Separations including sample preparation, method development, operation and basic maintenance and data interpretation in GC, GC-MS, headspace, SPME, HPLC, LC-MS, and Ion Chromatography etc. Further, knowledge and experience in the area of Complex fluids (colloids, surfactants, Rheology) as applied to Foods, Cleaning and Personal care products would be a plus.
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 enjoy working in the lab and 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 partner with vendors and other external resources to acquire the best technology. They are skilled at effectively communicating solutions to problems and advocating appropriate recommendations to technical management and the business community in general.

Offers of employment are contingent upon proof of the applicant’s legal right to work and be employed in the United States.

Call Back Procedures:
We will conduct second-round interviews at our Research & Development center (travel expenses will be reimbursed). Follow-up from second interviews will happen in a few weeks. The Clorox Company and its subsidiaries are Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employers

If you are unable to fill out the online application due to a disability,please call our main # and ask for an HR rep to assist you with completing application.

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Clorox is a global company with leading brands that have become household names: our namesake bleach and cleaning products; Green Works®...