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Product Development Assistant

Want to be at the cutting edge? As Product Development Assistant at Reckitt, you’ll have the freedom to turn ground-breaking technologies into consumer healthcare solutions. 
Product Development Assistant 
Evansville, IN 
Competitive Salary & excellent benefits package 

Innovation Product Development is the R&D function responsible for new formulations and ingredient technologies launching in the marketplace. The teams are based around the globe, working closely with R&D Operations teams, supply, procurement, and commercial teams to identify and deliver projects that drive revenue growth and create new and innovative products that Nourish the World’s Children for the Best Start in Life.


In this role, you'll implement functional specific work associated with infant child and/or adult nutrition innovation projects and portfolios, supporting the delivery of projects and solving technical problems. You will be responsible for executing work on specific projects and delivering against team KPI’s. You'll:

  • Deliver technical projects, ensuring that activities are executed to GMP and GLP standards required for the relevant product classification
  • Ensure all required formulation, feasibility work, analysis, stability testing, plant trials are performed on time and to the required quality and regulatory standards and in line with the company processes
  • Execute lab and pilot scale experiments to generate critical data supporting innovation projects.  Activities include material planning, some pilot equipment operation, sample testing, and stability protocol execution
  • Test raw materials and products using various instruments, managing sample logistics, lab equipment cleaning/sanitizing.
  • Utilize enterprise systems (SAP, GLIMS) for material management and Quality Control sample submission and data management/analysis. Produce lab reports, data summaries, experimental plans and protocols, and properly prepared laboratory notebooks.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement.

You’ll succeed because… 
…you’re intellectually curious, a creative and tenacious problem solver. Hungry to work with the latest science and technology, you:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Food/Nutritional Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or other relevant science preferred) with 0-5 year of work experience, or High School Diploma with minimum 7 years of work experience
  • Understanding of nutrition and food science or similar desirable
  • Seeking candidate interested in long-term career in R&D specifically in laboratory/pilot plant technical role
  • Experience in a laboratory, manufacturing and/or GMP setting is desirable
  • Experience understanding or generating technical documentation, managing, and prioritizing personal workload involving multiple projects, being agile and open to change
  • Strong skills at technical problem-solving, planning and executing work that is part of a bigger project.
  • Ability to lift up-to 50 lbs of materials.
  • Able to use MS Office for organizing and reporting data.  
  • Are qualified in a scientific field or equivalent scientific experience
  • Are a team player, able to translate ideas into action
  • Find consumer applications for emerging science
  • Are an original thinker. You question everything and are motivated by the chance to use new technologies to disrupt the established order.


You’ll love it because… 
…you’ll get to make an impact like never before. 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. 


At Reckitt, we recognise that in real life, great people don’t always ‘tick all the boxes’. That’s why we hire for potential as well as experience. Even if you don’t meet every point on the job description, if this role and our company feels like a good fit for you, we still want to hear from you. Come and join a team whose purpose is to protect, heal and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner and healthier world.

All qualified applicants to Reckitt will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability or medical condition; colour, ethnicity, race, citizenship, and national origin; religion, faith; 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.

Nearest Major Market: Evansville

Job Segment: Nutrition, Healthcare

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