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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 an R & D Category Assistant at Reckitt, you will thrive in our fast-paced environment alongside a team of expert scientists dedicated to ensuring product safety and efficacy. Your meticulous attention to detail will be crucial in supporting technical dossier management and analytical lab compliance.

As an R&D Assistant your role will be to support NPD/EPD projects within Digestive Health as part of the Gaviscon team to ensure they are progressed to the required standard and agreed timelines, by providing support, principally to the formulation related activities e.g. formulation development and evaluation, process scale up and validation, technical trouble shooting as well as writing dossier sections but also the analytical aspects of projects e.g. testing, in vitro assessment.

Your responsibilities

  • Contribute to formulate products to meet the product brief provided:
  • Formulation development data to support global regulatory applications (formula and material justification, in line with QbD principles)
  • Support to generate laboratory data for claim substantiation
  • Support in solving technical problems using experience, knowledge, research and advice from peers/seniors
  • Take ownership of assigned tasks within the projects
  • Provide technical support for medicine, medical device & general products licence applications:
  • Author CTD modules, technical files and other technical documentation in line with specific country expectations, current best practice and global regulatory requirements
  • Contribute to the teams and formulation functional initiatives.

The experience we're looking for

  • Educated to degree level such as Chemistry, Bio Chemistry or Bio Medical or other relevant scientific discipline
  • Desirable to have relevant experience of product development within an R&D Healthcare or FMCG or Medical Device environment.
  • Results orientated, self-motivated with an ability to evaluate and take calculated risks
  • Strong intellectual curiosity and ability to think out of the box
  • Ability to work under pressure without compromising quality and delivery
  • Excellent communication skills

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.


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.