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R&D Assistant, Household Products - US, Specialties

R&D Assistant, Household Products - US, Specialties


Reckitt is the world’s leading consumer health and hygiene company. We work with the best people to challenge conventional thinking and keep giving people innovative solutions for healthier lives and happier homes, through our brands.


A fantastic opportunity is available for a R&D Assistant, Household Products - US, Specialties to join our R&D team in Montvale, NJ.


The R&D Assistant, Household Products - US, Specialties will provide support on the technical product development of key projects for assigned Household Products.
•    Provide overall support to enable defense, ensure revenue growth, and meet compliance requirements 
•    Interface with key partners and stakeholders (Supply, regulatory, local and marketing) daily to achieve defined goals and objectives
•    Knowledge of basic laboratory techniques for working at the bench 
•    Understanding or interest in chemistry, surfactant or related science
•    Ability to interpret results from lab tests 
•    Conduct performance and analysis evaluations of competitive products
•    Manage a wide variety of projects across several differing brands and formats
•    Self-starting and able to work independently
•    Maintain supplies inventory and order items when needed
•    Train lab personnel in basic functions of New Hire, Technician, and Temporary positions
•    Read, understand and apply SOP / ISO / GLP protocols with regards to: Data generation for Product Registration for submission to Global Regulatory; Agencies. Proper operation, standardization & maintenance of lab equipment. Maintaining accurate laboratory notebooks. Following Safety and Good Housekeeping requirements


•    BS/BA degree in a related science and 0-2 years’ relevant experience in Personal Care and/or Surface Care
•    Good formulation knowledge and understanding of chemical interactions
•    Experience with aerosols is desirable 
•    Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
•    Strong interpersonal skills to nurture teamwork and foster an environment of achievement, including cross-functional Project Teams involving members from Marketing, Supply, Manufacturing as well as R&D
•    Proactive mindset fitting with RB Core Values and able to exhibit entrepreneurial attributes
•    Strong oral communication skills to effectively provide feedback to project teams or immediate supervisor
•    Strong written communication skills for accurate data entry and concise lab reports 
•    Results-oriented and self-motivating, seeking information from others to accomplish objectives
•    Ability to display a degree of flexibility and adapt effectively to change
•    Ability to work as part of a team and think/act independently
•    Timely execution of multiple project objectives within established timelines
•    Desire to learn, apply, and enhance skill set while seeking new opportunities 
•    Excellent networking and communication skills
•    With assistance of supervisor, demonstrate ability to anticipate, plan and realize significant projects involving multiple technical and scientific hurdles
•    Proficient with common software applications, including MSOffice
•    Flexible to travel up to 25% of the time, as required

Why Reckitt?

•    Fast paced. Tired of having to jump through endless hoops to get things done? Not here. We move fast and deliver.
•    Growth. Frustrated by the lack of growth opportunities in your current company? Not here¡ RB takes pride in the development and continued growth of our employees through steady rotations and promotions.
•    Autonomy. Reckitt empowers you to OWN what you do.
•    Iconic Global Brands. http://bit.ly/RBNABrands Take a look. You´ll be surprised at how many you already have in your home. 
•    Feel good about the Company you work for! RB is committed to making the world a better place through betterrbusiness. http://bit.ly/rbsustainability
•    Passport Stamps. Does working internationally interest you? Perform well and Global doors can open for you at Reckitt. 
•    Work with smart people. We have a talented workforce that believes in sharing ideas to help each other, and the company succeed.
•    Vacation. We offer 4 weeks´ vacation, 9 core Holidays and 4 floating days.
•    16 weeks paid Maternity leave.
•    Competitive base salaries and bonuses.
•    Tuition reimbursement. 


Apply Now for a chance to really change the game!




In Return Reckitt offers very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truly global organisation.
Reckitt is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by appropriate law. All hiring decisions are made based on merit, competence and business need.

Nearest Major Market: New York City

Job Segment: Housekeeping, Healthcare

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