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Development Chemist

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

Are you experienced in product formulation within Personal Care brands? Do you have a degree in science or a related field?

If the answer is yes - then look no further. Church & Dwight UK Ltd have an exciting opportunity for a Development Chemist to join our R&D team based in Folkestone, Kent on a 12 month fixed term contract.

This role within the R&D team will be part of the development and formulation of products within our Personal Care portfolio, focusing on oral care products. Duties will include initiating new product ideas based on consumers’ needs and insights, preparation of laboratory and stability samples.

You will also work closely with internal stakeholders such as Marketing and Production to support the development of the new product from feasibility to launch. This will include preparing and presenting findings and data to internal and external audiences.

The ideal candidate will have experience of product formulation, whether from a previous role or internship, ideally within personal care or a similar category. You will have a degree in science or a related field and practical laboratory experience gained from industry. Communication skills are key for this role so you will have excellent verbal and written communication, able to work closely with colleagues at all levels. Finally, you will have excellent IT skills, particularly proficient with Microsoft Office products and be able to present data clearly and concisely.

In return, we offer a competitive salary with 24 days annual leave, company performance related bonus, health cash plan and highly competitive pension scheme.

For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at http://www.churchdwight.co.uk/

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Research and Development

Innovate, Inspire, Collaborate across functions and Strive to make an impact. All in a day’s work in our R&D employees.

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United Kingdom

With offices in London and Folkestone, Kent, our more than 400 employees enjoy numerous benefits.

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DIVERSITY At Church & Dwight

Church & Dwight strives to create an environment where everyone feels free to bring their authentic self to work every day.

We win when we respect every employee for who they are – regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other differences. We believe that our employees’ contributions are richer because of their diversity. We aim to be a diverse, inclusive and equitable company and are determined to build a culture where people have the power to win together.

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CULTURE At Church & Dwight

We care - about our people, our products, our consumers and our environment. To honor these priorities, we’ve built our culture around the tenants of courage, determination and team spirit. We’re united by our small company feel and inspired by opportunities to make our mark.

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Equal Employment Opportunity for the Disabled At Church & Dwight

As an equal opportunity employer, Church & Dwight is committed to providing access and opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact 877-809-8449 or email their resume and cover letter to jobs@churchdwight.com. Please note that these options are available only to those needing an accommodation because of a medical condition or disability. All email submissions should include “Accommodation needed” in the subject line as well as information related to the specific position you are interested in (requisition number, job title, location, etc.). Church & Dwight will not respond to inquiries made to jobs@churchdwight.com or 877-809-8449 that are not related to accessibility of the online application system by persons with medical conditions or disabilities. To review Church & Dwight’s Equal Opportunities Employer Policy, click link below.

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