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Job Description

Under the direction of the Director/Manager, the Senior R&D Formulation Scientist is responsible for developing new products, improving current products, addressing manufacturing issues, evaluation of new and alternate raw materials and seeking cost savings.  Adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP’s) is required. 

Job Requirements


  • Formulation of nutritional supplement gummy products
  • Prepare cost quotes for new products pursuant to requests from Product Development
  • Prepare Master Batch Records
  • Development of prototypes and/or production of trial samples, scientific review and specification of raw materials 
  • Provide technical support to manufacturing including but not limited to process improvement, cost savings initiatives and trouble shooting 
  • Create rework procedures
  • Evaluate alternate sources of raw materials 
  • Design and execute special projects under the direction of the R&D Manager/R&D Director
  • Ability to work independently, meeting deadlines and follow up on projects assigned.


  • Ten or more years of practical experience in R&D, with emphasis on Gummy form development

Education, Certifications, Licenses:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Food Science or other closely related discipline preferred.


  • Working knowledge of Gummy  or Candy form processing equipment such as tablet presses, capsule machines, tablet coaters and granulation equipment.
  • Demonstration of a successful track record in the development of solid dosage nutraceutical products.
  • Proven ability to manage technicians and R&D formulators
  • Significant Project Management skills
  • MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
  • High degree of organizational skills, written/oral communication skills, interpersonal skills.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability work with machinery and lift up to 40 lbs.


Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Science
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience 3 to 5 years
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Chemical, Consumer Products, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical
Required Travel Negligible
Job ID 17778441
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