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R&D Assistant - Air Wick


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Want a role with real-world impact?

As an R&D Assistant - Air Wick at Reckitt, you’ll have the freedom to help develop products that touch millions of lives. Worldwide. 

As part of Air Wick R & D you will join a small, fast paced team where you will be empowered to lead and deliver reliable technical support and laboratory work to aid successful implementation of new innovative technologies and consumer relevant projects. You’ll investigate opportunities to enhance product safety, sustainability and efficacy in order to deliver the best possible experience for our consumers! 

Reckitt: For a Cleaner, Healthier World

We’re launching our sustainability plan, For a Cleaner, Healthier World. It sets out our 2030 ambitions and is backed by more than £1bn of planned investment over the next 10 years to ensure we meet our goals. 

You’ll succeed because… 

… You’ll have a degree in a Scientific discipline, preferably Chemistry, and ideally have some work experience within the FMCG sector such as an industrial placement year however we welcome applications from recent graduates who have had plenty of exposure to working in a laboratory environment as part of your degree, but work experience is NOT essential for this position.  

Focusing on the Air Wick Essential Mist product platform, you will be responsible for designing and validating new formulations for one of the fastest growing segments in the Aircare market that is used and loved in millions of homes worldwide. You will conduct all laboratory-based product development work and contribute towards continuous improvement of R&D laboratory procedures and best practices.

Supporting key technical projects, you will implement formulation/device feasibility work, analysis, validation, stability testing, sensory testing, industrial trails and dossier preparation, ensuring these are all performed on time and to the required standards.

Working collaboratively as part of a larger team, you will also be able to communicate and influence effectively with colleagues from different functions within the business. Independently minded, you’ve a healthy curiosity to be able to analyse data and solve complex technical issues.

You’ll love it because… 

…you’ll have the opportunity to start your career in FMCG R&D and make a real impact on development and projects. In R&D Category you will turn great ideas and insights into products and services that delight consumers. There will also be the opportunity to work on innovative technologies and gain a wide range of laboratory experience building your technical knowledge of respective areas of the product portfolio/technologies.

 …you’ll get to make an impact like never before - 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.


In return Reckitt offer very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truly global organisation.

  • Pension scheme
  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Hybrid/Remote working


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability or medical condition; colour, ethnicity, race, citizenship, and national origin; religion; 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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  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • All grades
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