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R&D Associate

  • Sector: Engineering
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  • Job Ref: 23081

We are partnering with Abbott, a global healthcare leader in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Abbott is renowned for creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health, consistently looking towards the future and anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Why Work With Us?

  • Career Development: Grow your career with an international company that offers extensive career development opportunities.
  • Excellent Benefits: Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including family healthcare.
  • Recognised Excellence: Join a company celebrated as a great place to work in numerous countries, recognised for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Product Development: Design and re-formulate nutritional products for TPM sites to meet regulations and market requirements. Formulate new premixes and support ingredient qualifications.
  2. Documentation Development: Draft and revise documentation for new and existing products, create raw material specifications, and prepare investigation and stability protocols.
  3. Technical Expertise: Assess new suppliers and ingredients, draft finished product testing requirements, and provide technical support for market affiliates, medical safety, and regulatory affairs.
  4. Project Activities: Develop project scope, trial, and budget requirements, create test plans, and provide technical leadership in project meetings.
  5. Stability Data: Maintain and oversee stability data for TPM products, ensuring compliance and cost-effective testing.


  1. Educational Background: BSc in food science or engineering preferred.
  2. Experience: 3-5 years of experience in formulation and manufacturing processes of powder and liquid nutritional products.
  3. Technical Skills: Proficient in developing and documenting product specifications and protocols.
  4. Attention to Detail: Strong focus on compliance with regulatory and product design requirements.
  5. Travel: Willingness to travel up to 20%.

For more details on this role, feel free to reach out to Emma Cawley

Kindly note that, given the expected high volume of applications, we can only respond to candidates whose qualifications closely match the specific requirements of the role. We genuinely value your interest in this opportunity and thank you for your understanding.