The food scientist is responsible for formulation improvements and
product development. This position will assist/lead specification
development, formulation development, testing methodologies, and process
development/improvement activities in accordance with cGMPs
21CFR111 for dietary supplements.
Technical resource for formulation development and
improvement of products.
Oversee and lead the development of appropriate raw
material and product specifications for products.
Technical resource for evaluating/determining the
Continually study methods to improve products as it
relates to new technologies and material alternatives that could improve
chemical composition, flavor, texture, nutritional value, additives and
Test all products for flavor, texture, color, nutritional
content and any other applicable attribute determined critical during
Must ensure all products adhere to local, state, federal
and as applicable global food and dietary supplement as it relates to
nutritional and recommended daily allowances.
Support the execution of the stability program for
finished DS products and evaluate any changes products go through during
the product life cycle.
Consult with operations, quality assurance and laboratory
to resolve problems during the product life cycle.
Maintain compliance with current USP, FCC and other
compendia as it relates to all products.
Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in food science, food
engineering, food microbiology, chemistry or related science.
Prefer 2 year experience in a cGMP
manufacturing or research environment such as dietary supplement or food
and beverage industries. Experience with product development an
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform
each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence,
and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively
present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other
employees of the organization.
SKILLS Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in
all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and
decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret
miscellaneous drawings and schematics.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to
carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability
to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized
Possess strong written and verbal communication skills, as
well as interpersonal skills.
Knowledgeable and proficient on a computer, including
Microsoft Office preferred.
Possess the ability to creatively solve problems and
perform basic bookkeeping.
Excellent organizational skills, accurate record keeping
and detail orientation is necessary.
Ability to comply with all safety and department
This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities,
skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated
with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection
of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the current
job or to require that other or different tasks are performed when
circumstances change, (e.g. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload,
rush jobs or technical developments).