Research & Development Roles
R&D Research Technician Career Track
Associate Research Technicians get hands on experience with day-to-day applied research, analyzing data. They work in a lab, at a clinical site, on a computer or directly with consumers.
Typically have a two year degree or experience in a science discipline with lab and research experience
R&D Scientist and Engineer Career Track
Scientists and Engineers learn through the scientific method. They apply superior understanding of science and engineering to advance technology programs and deliver new product, process, material, and packaging programs into the market.
Typically have an undergraduate or graduate degree in a STEM field of study, research and intern experience is preferred
Career Paths in R&D
R&D’s Technical Career System (TCS)
In R&D, we have two entry levels: “Researcher “and “Scientist/Engineer”. From day one, you'll work and grow alongside highly talented people, face new and exciting challenges, and touch and improve the lives of the world’s consumers. Then, as you grow and develop your capabilities, you will have the opportunity to take on more responsibility. The Technical Career System recognizes and advances employees based on technical mastery, leadership, and sustained contributions.
Flexible Career Path
Our Technical Career System also enables employees to match their skills and interests to the right roles. There is a Technologist Track, for those highly technical individuals who aspire to a career of scientific excellence and innovating discontinuous solutions. And there is a Management Track for those who aspire to a career of leading and planning the research process by managing projects, personnel, and budgets. Don’t worry, you don’t need to decide which track you want to pursue right away. We know your interests may change as you grow and develop. The choice of what track to pursue is made at the Senior Scientist/Engineer level.