We currently are seeking
a dynamic, strategic, and innovative Scientist, Research & Development. This
key position will be based in our operations facility
in Valencia, CA (So. CA).
For more than 40
years, Pharmavite has been a trusted leader in
the wellness industry, recognized for providing quality vitamins,
minerals and supplements and all natural snacks under our Nature Made®
and SOYJOY® brand names.
Our mission: People
creating new products for better health worldwide.
Our vision: Inspiring
the healthiest you through more complete nutrition...Wherever you are in
As a member of the Pharmavite team, employees enjoy competitive salaries
and an exceptional benefits package featuring medical, dental, vision,
401K, life insurance, and long term disability coverage. In addition,
employees enjoy educational assistance, credit union membership,
substantial discounts on our products, and 11 paid holidays per year.
Responsible for all
aspects of the product and process development from pre-formulation to
commercialization for all dosage forms. Effectively utilizes standard
best practices and procedures in product and process development.
Explores and conducts research in relevant technologies. Provides and
drives technology advancements in various dosages to drive innovation and
point of difference for the brands. Interfaces effectively with
marketing, manufacturing, technical operations and other cross functional
areas to accomplish project goals.
- Collaborates with inside
& outside entities to develop and drive technology
- Develops intellectual
properties in supplement technology relating to composition, usage,
and process that will result in viable patents and/or competitive
advantages. Develops prototypes to demonstrate application of new
- Independently designs and
conducts well designed experiments to provide technology
advancements for supplement applications. Presents relevant findings
to R&D management and appropriate technical groups.
- Develops formulations and
processes to support the development of new and novel products
and/or optimization of existing products. Responsible for the
coordination and execution of bench-top, pilot, manufacturing
scale-up and verification batches with speed and robustness.
- Effectively navigates through
complex formulation & technical challenges. Able to
trouble-shoot and provide workable solutions to highly complex
- Maintains accurate records of
all development projects. Prepares all relevant technical documents
such as raw material and bulk specifications, SOP's, manufacturing
batch records, technology transfer documents and any other relevant
documents in the development and commercialization of the products.
- Prepares stability, consumer
and clinical samples. Prepares reviews and approves stability
protocols. Works effectively with R&D Analytical to monitor,
evaluate, summarize and interpret results of stability studies.
- Maintains awareness of
current development in the functional discipline. Develops &
maintains a vast network of vendors, consultants, and educators in
order to leverage emerging and enabling technologies.
- Provides scientific
leadership to Marketing and other cross-functional disciplines to
accomplish project goals.
- Communicates and leads
effectively in a cross functional team environment and serves as a
scientific SME in solving complex formulation/process issues.
- Trains and mentors
others in developing new products; conducts appropriate experiments
and instructs in the proper use of laboratory and manufacturing
- Performs other related duties
Requires a four-year
college or university degree or its equivalent in Chemistry, Pharmacy,
Food Science, Chemical Engineering or other relevant science degree.
Masters or PHD preferred.
- Bachelor's degree requires at
least 8 years of relevant experience in product development in the
Nutraceutical or Pharmaceutical industry.
- Master's degree requires 3 -
8 years' experience of relevant experience in product development in
the Nutraceutical or Pharmaceutical industry.
- PhD degree requires 2 - 5
years' experience of relevant experience in product development in
the Nutraceutical or Pharmaceutical industry.
- Practical experience in
Design of Experiment is preferred.
- Competent in interpreting and
understanding scientific and technical literature and reporting
findings in application oriented reports and presentations.
- Demonstrated strong depth of
research knowledge and skills with the ability to statistically
- Strong project,
organizational and time management skills. Excellent communication
skills, both written and verbal are required.
- Comprehensive knowledge and
practical experience in product/process development, processing
laboratory techniques and regulatory requirements and a firm
foundation in chemistry, mathematics, pharmaceutical and/or food
Manufacturing and general
office environment, ability to sit for long periods of time.
Moderate exposure to
disagreeable elements. Frequent work in pilot plant and production
The incumbent must be
able to perform this job safely in accordance with standard operating
procedures and good manufacturing practices, without endangering the
health or safety of self or others.
The incumbent has no
direct supervisory responsibility. May guide and assign the work of
Pharmavite is proud to be an equal
opportunity and affirmative action employer. F/M/Disability/Vet
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