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R&D Scientist - Air Wick


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Want a role with real-world impact? As an R&D Scientist - Air Wick leading our highest profile global fragrance projects – for the power brand Air Wick at Reckitt, you’ll have the ownership and freedom to drive development of products that touch millions of lives. Worldwide.  

Focusing on Air Wick - you’ll drive technical product development on key strategic projects. Collaborating with experts from different teams, you’ll analyse, interpret, and evaluate device, formulation and packaging test results from exploration to validation stage and consider their implications. You will work with world renowned global fragrance houses to optimise and validate superior fragrance experiences for millions of people globally.  

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 be degree qualified in a relevant Scientific discipline (preferably Chemistry)  and  are a creative and tenacious problem solver with plenty of experience working in laboratories, so you’re familiar with the methods and techniques used. With a flair for detail, your strong planning and organisational skills will enable you to monitor project tasks and milestones within the project plans to enable you to coordinate the day-to-day lab tasks effectively for your small team of Assistants. Training, mentoring and coaching experience would be advantageous but not essential.  

You’ll also have an opportunity to take full responsibility for some smaller projects yourself. With strong communication skills, you’re able to communicate effectively with colleagues from different fields both internally and externally including our co packers. 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 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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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Hull/Remote
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  • Chemical
  • Chemistry

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