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R&D Associate, Microbiology

City:  Montvale

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.

​Research & Development​

In R&D, we're full of highly skilled talents that include Scientists, Engineers, Medical, Clinical and Regulatory professionals - all working to create a cleaner, healthier world. With nine Centres of Excellence, we continually seek out new opportunities by using science, our entrepreneurial flare and our fearless innovation to develop and enhance our existing portfolio, never compromising on quality or performance. 

We do the right thing, always, by ensuring we act with responsibility and integrity, by complying with regulatory legislation across the globe, whilst ensuring our products are safe for our consumers and are to the highest quality.

The size of our organisation means you'll have the opportunity to learn and work in different functions within R&D, giving you exposure to different disciplines, teams and environments. You will also have access to our R&D Academy, designed to develop our team and allow you to grow in our great organisation.

About the role

As a Category Associate, your expertise will crucially support the growth and stability of our product portfolio. In this role, you'll be at the forefront of a vibrant cross-functional team, driving innovation and ensuring excellence in everything we develop. From healthcare products to consumer goods, your work will influence the well-being of people around the globe. Make a significant mark in a company where your growth is our priority.

Your responsibilities

  • 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 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.
  • Support senior scientists with special projects as needed.

The experience we're looking for


  • BS/BA degree in a related science and 6 years of experience
  • Excellent aseptic technique and strong familiarity with a Microbiology lab environment.
  • Experience 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.

The skills for success

R&D, Product Lifecycle Management, Commercial Awareness, Business Partnership, Collaboration, Partnership building, Collaborator, Ability to challenge the status quo, Propose improvement, Accountability, Adaptability.

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.

US salary ranges

USD $75,000.00 - $125,000.00

US pay transparency

The base salary range for this role will vary based on experience in job and industry, training and education, skills relevant to the position, and other factors permitted by law.  In addition to the base salary, the position is eligible for an annual discretionary bonus, which is subject to change each year.

Reckitt offers eligible employees competitive benefits including medical, prescription, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; paid time off for vacation, sick, and Company recognized holidays; a 401(K) plan; generous paid parental leave; adoption and fertility support; tuition reimbursement; product discounts; and much more!

If reasonable accommodation is needed to complete your application, please contact Reckitt is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals.


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.

All qualified applicants 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.

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