Lab and Non-Lab based Placement

by RB


Job Details

31st October 2020
£16,000 - £17,999
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Biology, Chemistry, Environmental, Pharmaceutical, Science/Research
Yorkshire and Humberside

Lab and Non-Lab based Placement

RB is looking for science undergraduates for its Year in Industry placements. Your ideas, energy and enthusiasm will help to create a brighter future not just for yourself, but for RB’s consumers worldwide. You will be working to develop its products for brands such as Nurofen, Airwick and Strepsils as well as helping to protect the safety of consumers around the world...

Students undertaking a laboratory-based placement will be:

  • Providing technical input and supporting a range of developments in Scholl. For example, preparing products and documentation for testing with consumers across the footcare portfolio of creams, hard skin removal devices and nail care
  • Developing products, solving technical challenges or project-specific analytical testing
  • Developing new formulations for Strepsils or Nurofen
  • Analysing products, including testing on equipment such as spray pattern testing of aerosols or destruction testing of devices
  • Supporting the Microbiology team with performing microbial quality preservative efficacy testing

Students undertaking a non-laboratory-based placement:

  • Helping the Global Regulatory Affairs team, working to implement specific rules and regulations that exist for all RB products to be sold around the globe
  • Collaborating closely with key stakeholders internationally
  • Working with the Consumer Safety team to ensure all products are safe for consumers to use
  • Guiding the business towards safer choices in product designs, safety labelling, ingredients and packaging materials
  • Supporting RB’s toxicologists in working closely with project teams to apply scientific principles
  • Supporting Clinical Study Managers who conduct clinical trials to ensure effectiveness of new products; such as drugs, medical devices or cosmetics.
  • Gaining insights into the strict regulatory requirements for conducting clinical trials and the processes to protect human subjects participating in them

Job requirements

  • You must be studying any scientific degree, including but not limited to Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Biomedical Science, Microbiology, Physics, Environmental science, Environmental management etc. However, please note that these placements are not suitable for Engineering students
  • You must be a current student looking for a 12-month placement starting in July 2021.
  • Placements will either be laboratory-based within Research and Development or non-laboratory based in Clinical or Safety, Quality, Regulatory and Compliance - we will discuss with you your preferences and the most suitable placement for your degree
  • For all roles, you should have scientific curiosity, be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, have strong attention to detail and enjoy the challenge of delivering under pressure

Why should you apply?

  • Career path: This placement will give you a fantastic foundation of knowledge of RB and a unique insight into the workings of a global FMCG company
  • Role: You will be working in small teams across multiple departments, with lots of opportunity to get stuck into different projects. You can expect hands on responsibility from day one
  • Personal Development: You will be working alongside highly experienced and knowledgeable industry experts, who will help you develop a whole range of new skills
  • Environment: You will have the opportunity to work in RB’s brand new, state of the art £100m Science and Innovation Centre – the largest single investment in the company’s history. The site is one of RB’s largest healthcare development centres worldwide
  • Location: All placements will be based in Hull, East Yorkshire. Hull is a fantastic, vibrant city which was awarded UK City of Culture in 2017
  • Charity: RB in Hull has played a significant role in the local community for over 150 years. As a Year in Industry student you will have the opportunity to get involved in local fundraising activities through RB’s ‘Give Time’ initiative

About RB

We’re really proud of what makes us RB. Our open and flexible culture means we’re all free to make an impact.

Our vibrant workplaces around the world provide space for people to grow as individuals whilst working dynamically across diverse teams. The concept of freedom is in our DNA. It’s something we want to celebrate. Freedom to succeed represents that celebration.

It’s a movement that captures the essence of who we are. It sums up our ambitious and bold approach to working and winning together. It’s what drives us to keep trying when we face challenges. We always aim higher to make a real difference to the world we live in.

How to apply

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