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R&D Sr. Associate, Science Platforms - Lysol (Actives)

About the role:


RB is establishing a new team to lead foundational research in several key areas: Virology, Probiotics and New Actives, Mycology, and home and human Microbiome. You will be a part of a team focused on expanding current capabilities and identifying new areas that may be used to develop innovative products and product claims. Using a platform approach, this team will be charged with building relevant research programs, capability, and partnerships. 

Key Responsibilities


The R&D Senior Associate will lead technical research on antimicrobial actives on Hygiene product portfolio.  
•    Utilize formulation skills and technical expertise to research new antimicrobial actives, active combinations and synergist systems. 
•    Lead and advance proof of principle testing of newly identified actives in prototype formulations
•    Work with existing and new suppliers to identify new chemistry for antimicrobial actives ensure necessary agreements are in place
•    Ensure IP opportunities are explored and activated on.
•    Develop technical product strategies to support long-term innovation in the area of antimicrobial research
•    Foster personal development growth with continuous coaching and feedback on career development as per the R&D Guiding Principles and Corporate Core Values  
•    Effectively develop and supervise assigned talent and prioritize resources to effectively advance assigned  activities and projects
•    Set objectives, conduct performance reviews and advise on the development of his/her team members to enable them to achieve their full potential 



•    BS/BA degree in a related science and 8 years’ experience, or MS degree in a related science and 5 years’ experience, or PhD in a related science and 3 years’ relevant experience in raw material research, Personal Care and/or Surface Care
•    Experience and/or proven track record of successful delivery of technical projects.
•    Strong understanding of the antimicrobial chemistry or related area.
•    Proven Project Management skills including timeline management and coordination of key stake holders.
•    Strong formulation knowledge and understanding of chemical interactions. 
•    Understanding of Intellectual Property, Licensing, and Competitive Intelligence
•    Understanding of regulated products under regulatory bodies (EPA, FDA, BPR) and development requirements
•    Proactive mindset fitting with RB Core Values and able to exhibit entrepreneurial attributes. 
•    Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
•    Strong interpersonal skills to nurture teamwork and foster an environment of achievement.
•    Results-oriented and self-motivating.
•    Ability to display a degree of flexibility and adapt effectively to change.
•    Excellent networking and communication skills.
•    Proven people management and people development skills 


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.

Nearest Major Market: New York City

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