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R&D Assistant - Dettol


Want a role with real-world impact? As an R&D Assistant - Dettol at Reckitt, you’ll have the freedom to help develop products that touch millions of lives. Worldwide. 


R&D Assistant - Dettol

Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire

Competitive Salary & excellent benefits package 


The Germ Protection Surface Care & OOH is the R&D function responsible for new and existing product development for the Dettol Laundry, ASL (Antiseptic liquids) & Dilutable, Wipes, Aerosols, Cleaners and Hand Sanitizers products. The teams are based in four locations: UK, US, India and China and work closely with global category marketing teams, manufacturing, procurement, regional/local marketing & commercial teams in order to deliver projects against a brand development pipeline.  Due to rapid growth of this team, we are now seeking an additional Assistant to join us to assist in advancing and delivering with excellence, assigned innovation pipeline projects. This is an excellent opportunity to work on innovative technologies to deliver an exciting, new development for Dettol. 


You’ll succeed because… 


… You’ll have a degree in a Scientific discipline preferably Chemistry and ideally have some work experience within the FMCG sector such as an industrial placement year. We welcome applications from recent graduates who have had plenty of exposure to working in a laboratory environment as part of your degree but work experience is NOT essential for this position.  
You will be responsible for supporting Dettol projects by carrying out all laboratory-based product development work and contributing towards continuous improvement of R&D laboratory procedures and best practices. You will support key technical projects ensuring all required formulation development, feasibility, scale up, manufacturing process validation, industrial trials and dossier preparation are performed on time and to the required standards. Working collaboratively as part of a larger team, you will also be able to communicate and influence effectively with colleagues from different functions within the business. Independently minded, you’ve a healthy curiosity to be able to analyse data and solve complex technical issues.

You’ll love it because… 


…you’ll have the opportunity to start your career in FMCG R&D and make a real impact on development and projects. In R&D Category you will turn great ideas and insights into products and services that delight consumers. There will also be the opportunity to work on innovative technologies and gain experience on a wide range of disciplines including formulation science and aerosols technology, building your technical knowledge of respective areas of the product portfolio/ technologies.



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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