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R&D Scientist - Science platforms


You’ll be responsible for leading and delivering the technical development of our innovations to address the BIG SCIENTIFIC CHALLENGES that we have in Consumer Health, to evaluate and create new technology solutions to enhance the delivery of our APIs and Products – making them faster, more effective, longer lasting, or safer, with a view to elevating the self-select standard of care. 


R&D Scientist (Associate) - Science platforms Smart Release
Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire– Hybrid Office/Lab

Competitive Salary & excellent benefits package, 25 days annual leave, bonus, 10% pension contribution  


You will work with the team to progress cutting-edge science and technology platforms spanning across all our Self Care and Consumer Health categories including Pain, Respiratory, GI, Intimate wellness and Personal Care categories working on brands such as Nurofen, Mucinex, Gaviscon, Durex and Dettol. The role will offer the opportunity to work either via direct hands-on formulation lab feasibility or delivering through a network of 3rd party partners. This role will be a mix of laboratory and third party development.


You’ll succeed because… 

•    You’re creative, proactive, and enjoy logic and solving problems. Degree qualified in a relevant Scientific discipline (chemistry, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, biology).
•    You have hands on formulation laboratory skills, you have some experience of leading or supporting technical projects and product development, preferably including direct experience of drug delivery technologies. 
•    You are able to use your understanding of drug modes of action and delivery, to overcome limitations in order to develop and optimise formulations. 
•    Exposure to partnering with external suppliers would be highly desirable.
•    With your knowledge or experience in product development, you will easily integrate within a multifunctional framework; effectively communicating with stakeholders both internally and externally. 
•    You are independently minded, you’ll be able to deal with ambiguity and your healthy curiosity will ensure you actively seek out additional information to problem solve and troubleshoot on a variety of different drug delivery technology platforms.
•    Your R&D technical background will help you in identifying and scoping new business opportunities and future solutions that are grounded in the consumer needs relevant to our Health categories. 

You’ll love it because… 
This role will give you an opportunity to drive early phase science lead technology innovation projects and turn big ideas into real solutions, working across a broad portfolio of well-known Health brands. You’ll have the opportunity to work as part of a highly skilled team on exciting projects to develop new innovations for our Consumer Health brands.


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.

Job Segment: Respiratory, Healthcare

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