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R&D Microbiology Lab Scientist/Assistant, Equity, Claims, Compliance

Category:

Hygiene - Personal Care & Surface Care 

Responsibilities:

 

•    Conduct disinfection and sanitization efficacy tests (e.g. AOAC, ASTM, CEN,) to evaluate the antimicrobial efficacy of experimental formulations, finished products and ingredients.
•    Conduct required stability tests (preservative challenge tests, microbial limits) for personal care product development and launch support. 
•    Help create new microbiological methods to foster a pipeline of innovative claims.
•    Manage multiple projects and provide microbiological support within the required project timelines (including testing and reporting of results) to various project teams.
•    Act as a subject matter expert in Microbiology. 
•    Work with external partners in a professional and productive manner. 
•    Perform appropriate laboratory practices and procedures, and consistently maintain laboratory records and notebooks in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice standards.
•    Review/author existing laboratory Standard Operating Procedures and apply them to lab and testing responsibilities.
•    A solid understanding of microbiology and techniques used for isolating, growing and identifying bacteria. Propagation and maintenance of appropriate microbial stocks.
•    Prepare reports on the progress and completion of testing.
•    Present project updates and work in conjunction with your Supervisor and Manager.
•    Present to peers, stakeholders, and upper management where necessary.
•    Potential for cell culture and virology cross training.

Qualifications:

 

•    Bachelors Degree in a Biological Science (with microbiology focus preferred) and proven experience in an industrial microbiology setting experience of 6 months to 2 years. 
•    Knowledge of antimicrobial test methods.
•    Knowledge and experience with common microbiological skills and techniques such as aseptic technique, Gram staining, dilutions, plating, etc. are mandatory. 
•    Desired: cell culture and virology techniques.
•    Intellectual curiosity and proven problem-solving skills with ability to multi-task.
•    Interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team-oriented environment with multi-disciplined teams.
•    Written communication skills for accurate data entry and project related communications. 
•    Self-motivated, seeking information from others to accomplish objectives and proven time management skills. 
•    Ability to display a degree of flexibility regarding changing project priorities. 
•    Knowledge with MS Office Software applications.

Description

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

 

R&D Microbiology Lab Scientist/Assistant, Equity, Claims, Compliance

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. 

Equality

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: Medical Lab, Healthcare

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