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R&D Associate

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An opportunity is available for an Assistant to join our R&D Operations team in Dongguan, China.

A great opportunity to be a part of a fast paced and dynamic team, where you’ll work on exciting projects for disinfection and wipes products. As part of the EAST (East Asian Sourcing Team) you’ll develop strong transferable skills from proof of principle / feasibility right through to successful launch into market.

  • Working as part of the local Wipes team and with the Category R&D teams to deliver innovation and roll-out projects for the Hygiene brands in an efficient, cost effective and timely manner.
  • Supporting workstreams with technical, chemical and executional complexity as well as speed to market challenges.
  • Working in the laboratory on formulation and validation testing in a safe and efficient manner to drive performance and claim substantiation.
  • Working with EMO’s on the specification, formulation development and testing of Hygiene products and wipes in line with Success Criteria to ensure projects and technologies are supported to become successful market launches.
Skills and Experience required
  • Must be qualified to degree standard in a relevant scientific discipline, ideally Chemistry or Science with experience of working in a laboratory.
  • Technical expertise and curiosity with a passion for problem solving and delivery.
  • A good overview of the R&D development process and the challenges to be overcome in delivery of a product to market.
  • A bias for action, focus so experiments meet objectives through problem solving skills.
  • Good communicator coupled with solid analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Have good collaboration skills, be a good team player, a personable person with a creative and open attitude and action focus.



In Return RB offer very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truly global organisation.
RB is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by appropriate law. All hiring decisions are made based on merit, competence and business need.

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