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R&D Assistant/Lab Scientist, Operations - Microbiology

We are Reckitt

Home to the world's best loved and trusted hygiene, health, and nutrition brands. Our purpose defines why we exist: to protect, heal and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world. We are a global team united by this purpose.

Join us in our fight to make access to the highest quality hygiene, wellness, and nourishment a right and not a privilege.


R&D Operations Group- Hygiene NA / R&D Shared Services Group



•    A good understanding of microbiology and techniques used for isolating, growing, and identifying bacteria.
•    Conduct required tests (e.g. AOAC, ASTM, CEN) to evaluate the antimicrobial efficacy of disinfectant and personal care prototypes for the purpose of product registration. 
•    Perform antimicrobial and preservative research.
•    Oversee all aspects of microbiology media production and quality control.
•    Perform appropriate procedures and maintain laboratory records in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice standards. 
•    Propagate and maintain appropriate microbial stocks. 
•    Maintain, monitor, validate and calibrate laboratory equipment as necessary. 
•    Author, edit and maintain Standard Operating Procedures
•    Prepare reports on the progress and completion of testing. 
•    Present to peers, stakeholders, and upper management where necessary.
•    Act as micro project lead and support the product development teams by providing Microbiological expertise and insights.
•    Research and develop new antimicrobial test methods and claims that are consumer relevant and drive sales.
•    Assist senior scientists with special research projects as needed.



•    BS degree in Biology or related science.
•    Excellent aseptic technique and strong familiarity with a Microbiology lab environment.
•    Experience with microbiology media production and quality control.
•    Experience (FT or via internship) in an industrial setting is desirable. 
•    Interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team-oriented environment. 
•    Organizational skills and problem-solving skills. 
•    Written communication skills for accurate data entry and concise lab reports. 
•    Timely execution of multiple project objectives within established timelines. 
•    Self-motivated, seeking information from others to accomplish objectives. 
•    Ability to display a degree of flexibility regarding changing project priorities. 
•    Ability to multi-task
•    Knowledge with MSOffice Software applications. 

What we offer

With inclusion at the heart of everything we do, working alongside our four global Employee Resource Groups, we support our people at every step of their career journey, helping them to succeed in their own individual way.

We invest in the wellbeing of our people through parental benefits, an Employee Assistance Program to promote mental health, and life insurance for all employees globally. We have a range of other benefits in line with the local market. Through our global share plans we offer the opportunity to save and share in Reckitt's potential future successes. For eligible roles, we also offer short-term incentives to recognise, appreciate and reward your work for delivering outstanding results. You will be rewarded in line with Reckitt's pay for performance philosophy.


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

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