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Associate Scientist, Microbiome Science Platform


Want a role with real-world impact? As an Associate Scientist, Microbiome Science Platform at Reckitt, you’ll have the freedom to help develop products that touch millions of lives. Worldwide. 


Associate Scientist, Microbiome Science Platform

Montvale, NJ

Competitive Salary & excellent benefits package 


Focusing on one of our categories – Health, Home or Hygiene - you’ll help drive technical product development on key projects. Working with experts from different teams, you’ll analyse, interpret and evaluate test results and consider their implications. Ultimately, you’ll help us create new products. Products that solve real problems and improve the lives of millions of people globally.


You’ll succeed because… 

…you’re a creative and tenacious problem solver. You’ve worked in laboratories before so you’re familiar with the methods and techniques used. Degree qualified in a scientific discipline, you’re also able to communicate effectively with colleagues from different fields. 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 get to make an impact like never before. You’ll be responsible for your own 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. 



•    Perform research activities in a diverse microbiology laboratory including virology, mycology, and bacteriology with a wide research base
•    Perform assays to understand mechanism of action and bioassays (e.g. ELISA, MIC, MBEC, time-kill, lytic assays, plaque assays, synergy studies, resistance determinations, etc) to support preclinical studies.
•    Handling and maintenance of BSL2 microorganisms and various mammalian cell culture
•    Perform culturing of microbes as well as analytics such as quantifying cell numbers, growth, CFUs, PFUs, LDH, etc
•    Assist in maintenance of routine lab operation such as cell culture inventory, media preparation, proper equipment uses, archiving MSDS 
•    Participate in the planning, conducting, and reporting of experiments conducted in the lab
•    Prepare simple formulations for in-vitro studies in the lab
•    Collaborate with the team members to enhance success of project and maintain strong relationship within partners



•    A Master’s degree with 2+ years of experience in an academic or industry R&D laboratory, or Bachelor with 4+ years post-undergraduate laboratory experience in Molecular biology, Microbiology, immunology or related field
•    Experience in maintaining mammalian cell culture
•    Prior work experience with standard scientific equipment (i.e. UV spectrophotometer, pH meter, luminometers, Hamilton or equivalent liquid handling systems or other automated systems, LCMS, biohazard safety cabinets, anaerobic chamber, Illumina, Luminex, etc)
•    Ability to learn new techniques fast
•    Meticulous organization and record keeping skills
•    Maintain clear, legible, and detailed laboratory notebooks and computer files
•    Ability to work collaboratively with others as a member of the team to ensure that projects are handled smoothly
•    Proficiency in analyzing data, analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to resolve routine issues using appropriate information


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. 

Nearest Major Market: New York City

Job Segment: Immunology, Medical Lab, Healthcare

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