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R&D Assistant/Lab Scientist, Dettol


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


R&D Assistant/Lab Scientist, Dettol

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. 

Key Responsibilities


The R&D Assistant will work with technical product development on key projects for the R&D team.  


•    Support development of new products and technologies based on relevant consumer insights in support of brand initiatives
•    Support key projects through the product development process
•    Work cross-functionally to achieve key milestones and objectives
•    Conduct performance and analysis evaluations of products
•    Ability to perform basic laboratory techniques at the bench
•    Maintain supplies inventory and order items when needed
•    Read, understand and apply SOP / ISO / GLP protocols with regards to: 
    o    Data generation for Product Registration for submission to Global Regulatory Agencies 
    o    Proper operation, standardization & maintenance of lab equipment
    o    Maintaining accurate laboratory notebooks
    o    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
•    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
•    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
•    Proficient with common software applications, including MSOffice


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.

Nearest Major Market: New York City

Job Segment: Housekeeping, Healthcare

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