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R&D Assistant - Dettol Personal Care

The role of R&D Assistant is to support the development of new products and technologies bases on relevant consumer insights for the global personal care liquids vertical.

The R&D Assistant will work on Innovation projects for the personal care R&D team which is focused on designing and executing the innovation pipeline for Dettol and putting the consumer at heart in building and creating our ideas and formulas.

  • Based within the Dettol Category R&D structure the role is positioned to execute technical aspects of the project
  • The role is based out of Singapore within the global category R&D facility for Dettol Personal Care team
  • The role reports to R&D Associate, Dettol Personal Care
  • Handling lab trial and analysis independently
  • Utilize formulation skills and technical expertise to develop new products, technologies, and benefits to address relevant consumer needs in support of brand initiatives
  • Lead and advance multiple projects through the product development process
  • Should be comfortable in leading feasibility trial at factory
  • Work in formulation lab maintaining the safety and quality standard.
  • Leading stability as per stability protocol
  • Ability to Work cross-functionally and teams to achieve key milestones and objectives
  • Execute clinical testing in support of new product and claims development
  • Proven track record of successful delivery of technical projects in an FMCG company.
  • Strong formulation expertise and understanding of raw material chemical interactions
  • Experience with personal care technologies/ formulation (very desirable)
  • Understanding of the chemistry of detergents and basic micro efficacy methodologies used to support product and utilize them for new claims development.
  • Strong understanding of the product development process
  • Work with outside suppliers/teams to help deliver pipeline needs.
  • Supervise direct report with responsibility for ensuring their development if applicable



  • Educated to Masters/Degree level (Chemistry, pharmacy, chemical engineering or other relevant science)


  • Minimum 3-5 years R&D experience with a proven track record of delivery.
  • Experience of working in cosmetic formulation environment is desirable.
  • Strong technical background in personal care formulation and processing.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and willingness to work in a cross functional environment including marketing, supply, procurement, regulatory, clinical and legal team
  • Oral & written communication skills to effectively provide feedback to reporting manager and cross functional team members
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to think strategically, develop tactics and measurable implementation plans and able to transform solid thinking into action.


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R&D Assistant - Dettol Personal Care

Central Singapore, Singapore

Competitive Salary & excellent benefits package 


Focusing on one of our categories – Health, Home or Hygiene - you’ll help drive technical product development on key projects. Working with experts from different teams, you’ll analyse, interpret and evaluate test results and consider their implications. Ultimately, you’ll help us create new products. Products that solve real problems and improve the lives of millions of people globally.


You’ll succeed because… 

…you’re a creative and tenacious problem solver. You’ve worked in laboratories before so you’re familiar with the methods and techniques used. Degree qualified in a scientific discipline, you’re also able to communicate effectively with colleagues from different fields. Independently minded, you’ve a healthy curiosity and will actively seek out additional information when you need it.


You’ll love it because… 

…you’ll get to make an impact like never before. You’ll be responsible for your own projects - we can’t wait to listen to your ideas. The products you help us get out there will make people’s lives better. Our iconic brands will provide an incredible platform for you. And our dynamic, ownership-driven culture will help bring the very best out of you, every day. 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability or medical condition; colour, ethnicity, race, citizenship, and national origin; religion; pregnancy, family status and caring responsibilities; sexual orientation; sex, gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity; protected veteran status; size or any other basis protected by appropriate law. 

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