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Assistant R&D Formulation Scientist (Early Career)

City:  Salt Lake City

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

The role available is an Assistant R&D Formulation Scientist.  The role is to provide formulation and other technical support to new product innovations and launches within the VMS category.
•    Support key projects, ensuring that these are executed to the standards required for dietary supplements
•    Contribute to project work ensuring all required formulation, feasibility work, analysis, validation, stability testing, industrial trials and dossier preparation are performed on time and to the required standards.
•    Support the team with respect to required activities that support operations in shared laboratories (maintenance activities, audit preparations, etc.)

Your responsibilities


•    Develop new products and technologies based on relevant consumer insights in support of brand initiatives
•    Support and advance multiple projects through the product development process
•    Work cross-functionally to achieve key milestones and objectives
•    Initiate and conduct experiments to validate product and process at bench top, pilot plant, and plant level.
•    Conduct descriptive and comparative sensory panels to characterize product attributes and quantify differences.  Analyze data and make recommendations based on statistical methods.
•    Respond effectively and efficiently to changes in project priorities and needs.
•    Ensure technical aspects of the assigned projects are carried out as per the agreed timings and standards, with any issues or risks clearly highlighted to line manager in a timely manner.
•    Prepare relevant product specifications and internal documentation and ensure all are approved prior to full production start-up.
•    Compile and circulate technical reports throughout the product development process.
•    Ensure all individual work adheres to RB Global Quality Manuals and relevant legislative, regulatory and health & safety requirements, including appropriate quality 
•     Specific function / project work may include: organizing and completing product stability studies, evaluating new raw materials, assisting in developing prototype formulations / products, supporting pilot scale-up and attending industrial trial manufacturing, contributing to team and continuous improvement initiatives, develop and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders including.   
•    Set objectives, conduct performance reviews and advise on the development of his/her team member(s) to enable them to achieve their full potential



•    Educated to Degree level (Food Science, Chemistry, chemical engineering or other bachelor’s degree)


EXPERIENCE (preferred)
•    Proficient with common software, including MSOffice is desirable.
•    Experience of working in a Healthcare or VMS environment is desirable. 
•    Experience with prioritization, problem solving and resource planning is desirable.
•    Experience and skills with organization, prioritization, problem solving, resource planning, and risk management
•    Ability to both deliver independently and communicate in cross-functional project teams
•    Ability to display a degree of flexibility and adapt effectively to change.
•    Proactive mindset fitting with RB Core Values and able to exhibit entrepreneurial attributes.

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, Analytical, Formulation, Science, Chemistry.

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 $56,000.00  -  $84,000.00

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.

Nearest Major Market: Salt Lake City

Job Segment: Counseling, Nutrition, Healthcare

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