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R&D Scientist - Air Wick


Want a role with real-world impact? As an R&D Scientist - Air Wick leading our highest profile global fragrance projects – for the power brand Air Wick at Reckitt, you’ll have the ownership and freedom to drive development of products that touch millions of lives. Worldwide.  


R&D Scientist - Air Wick

Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire

Competitive Salary & excellent benefits package 


Focusing on Air Wick - you’ll drive technical product development on key strategic projects. Collaborating with experts from different teams, you’ll analyse, interpret, and evaluate device, formulation and packaging test results from exploration to validation stage and consider their implications. You will work with world renowned global fragrance houses to optimise and validate superior fragrance experiences for millions of people globally.  


You’ll succeed because… 

You'll be degree qualified in a relevant Scientific discipline (preferably Chemistry)  and  are a creative and tenacious problem solver with plenty of experience working in laboratories, so you’re familiar with the methods and techniques used. With a flair for detail, your strong planning and organisational skills will enable you to monitor project tasks and milestones within the project plans to enable you to coordinate the day-to-day lab tasks effectively for your small team of Assistants. Training, mentoring and coaching experience would be advantageous but not essential.  You’ll also have an opportunity to take full responsibility for some smaller projects yourself. With strong communication skills, you’re able to communicate effectively with colleagues from different fields both internally and externally including our co packers. 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 gain exposure to consumer led front end innovation projects (in particular, sustainability focused) within the air freshener portfolio and develop project and people management experience in this role.   


You’ll get to make an impact like never before. You’ll be responsible for your own projects as well as supporting and leading your team on day-to-day activities and their 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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