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R&D Scientist, Ops North America - Nutrition


R&D Operations is the R&D function responsible for products once they are launched on the market. The teams are based around the globe, working closely with R&D category development teams, supply, procurement, and commercial teams to identify and deliver projects to protect the existing business in addition to increasing the profitability of our products through cost saving programs. 
The role of a scientist/associate in R&D Operations is to plan, manage and implement functional specific work scientist/associated with infant and children nutrition projects and portfolios, delivering projects and solving technical problems. The scientist/associate is responsible for delivering team KPI’s and for managing a small team of assistants to enable the execution of projects, supporting their personal development and the delivery of their own activities. The job is dynamic and complex, and the challenges you will face will give you the possibility to develop quickly, laying a solid foundation for your future career.

•    Support the development & line management to your team.
•    Deliver technical projects, ensuring that activities are executed to the standards required.
•    Ensure all required formulation, feasibility work, analysis, validation, stability testing, industrial trials and dossier preparation are performed on time and to the required quality and regulatory standards and in line with the RB processes.
•    Generate and approve data which supports product changes to a standard required by Reckitt and to meet regulatory authority standards.
•    Support the wider Nutrition team with respect to required activities that support operations in shared laboratories.
•    Develop knowledge and expertise to provide support for a given product portfolio.
•    Support the team the delivery of KPIs.
•    Support laboratory leadership to maintain working standards.
•    Maintain team compliance with Reckitt working practices e.g. change management

•    Educated to Degree level (Food/Nutritional Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or other relevant science).

•    Minimum 2-3 years R&D experience with a proven track record of delivery.
•    Line management and people development desirable.
•    Understanding of nutrition and food science or similar.
•    Experience in formula development systems required for product development daily job.
•    Experience of generating technical documentation and reports. 
•    An excellent technical problem solver.
•    Experience of working with multiple partners to deliver success.
•    Experience with resource planning and prioritization desirable.


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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