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Senior R&D Associate, Microbiology

City:  Gurugram

We are Reckitt

Home to the world's best loved and trusted hygiene, health, and nutrition brands. Our purpose defines why we exist: to protect, heal and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world. We are a global team united by this purpose.

Join us in our fight to make access to the highest quality hygiene, wellness, and nourishment a right and not a privilege.

​Research & Development​

In R&D, we're full of highly skilled talents that include Scientists, Engineers, Medical, Clinical and Regulatory professionals - all working to create a cleaner, healthier world. With nine Centres of Excellence, we continually seek out new opportunities by using science, our entrepreneurial flare and our fearless innovation to develop and enhance our existing portfolio, never compromising on quality or performance. 

We do the right thing, always, by ensuring we act with responsibility and integrity, by complying with regulatory legislation across the globe, whilst ensuring our products are safe for our consumers and are to the highest quality.

The size of our organisation means you'll have the opportunity to learn and work in different functions within R&D, giving you exposure to different disciplines, teams and environments. You will also have access to our R&D Academy, designed to develop our team and allow you to grow in our great organisation.

About the role

The Senior Associate will lead and deliver the R&D health operations projects from microbiology related claims perspective.  The Senior Associate will lead and deliver the R&D health operations projects from microbiology related claims perspective. 

Your responsibilities

  • Develop technical strategies to support short-term and long-term microbiological claims for R&D Health Operations projects in India and ME.
  • Explore new and creative ways to support product development, roll out and maintenance of antimicrobial products with Microbiology – e.g. new claims, demonstrations, new methods and feasibility scouting.
  • Interact with formulation scientists to provide advice for the development of effective product formulations with respect to active ingredient choices and antibacterial efficacy
  • Technical problem solving and troubleshooting when required, ensuring issues are addressed        without delay to projects.
  • Conduct required testing to evaluate the antimicrobial efficacy of prototype formulations, finished products and ingredients as well as competitor products. 
  • Analyse, review results and prepare technical reports on progress/ completion of testing for the category.
  • Liaise with external laboratories and key opinion leaders in a professional and productive manner to ensure relationship and high quality of work/expertise.
  • Liaise with legal and regulatory teams on claim substantiation.
  • Liaise with category microbiology colleagues to ensure all internal methods are kept up to date ensuring harmonization.

The skills for success

Business Strategy, Task Execution Under Pressure, Makes strategic Business Decisions, Business Accumen, Commercial Awareness, Objective Setting, Accountability, Adaptability, Consumer Insight, Creative Direction, Consumer Needs, R&D, Product Lifecycle Management, Change Leadership, Intellectual Property, Business Partnership, Collaboration and partnership building, Collaborator, Relationship Management, Adapt to changes in technological development plans, Product vision and strategy development, Ability to challenge the status quo and propose improvement, Innovation Processes, Predictive Analytics, Digital transformation for R&D, Quality and Manufacturing.

What we offer

With inclusion at the heart of everything we do, working alongside our four global Employee Resource Groups, we support our people at every step of their career journey, helping them to succeed in their own individual way.

We invest in the wellbeing of our people through parental benefits, an Employee Assistance Program to promote mental health, and life insurance for all employees globally. We have a range of other benefits in line with the local market. Through our global share plans we offer the opportunity to save and share in Reckitt's potential future successes. For eligible roles, we also offer short-term incentives to recognise, appreciate and reward your work for delivering outstanding results. You will be rewarded in line with Reckitt's pay for performance philosophy.


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.

All qualified applicants 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.

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