16 days old

Sr. R&D Formulation Scientist

Kelly Services
Vista, CA 92085
**Kelly Services is actively recruiting for a Sr. R&D Formulation Scientist for a Direct Hire opportunity in San Diego, CA in the Food or Nutrition industries.**


Develop formulations for a variety of dosage and delivery forms. Collaborate cross-functionally on formula development, formula-relevant documentation, raw material selection and evaluation, supplier qualification, and testing requirements. Provide technical expertise and support to other members of R&D team, including formulation scientists, coordinators and specialists.

**Essential Duties & Responsibilities Formulation:**

Provide technical expertise and support within the formulation and cross-functional team

Develop and review proposed formulas and associated ingredients o Conceptualize and develop formulas suitable for commercialization

o Develop and maintain support substantiation for structure-function claims, nutritional, and technical information as required

o Act as secondary reviewer and signoff of formulas and formula-related documents from others on the R&D team

o Develop, update and maintain formulas substantiation based on regulatory feedback with regards to registration documents and labeling

Liaise with Purchasing team on R&D review of initial formula quotes prior to submission to Client Services

Prepare and update stability protocols for products and evaluate stability data results o Collaborate with R&D Technical Support team on stability monitoring, summaries, protocol revisions

Design and conduct appropriate experiments appropriate for the pilot laboratory, collaborating with the Director of Technical Operations and Product Development Technician on pilot and manufacturing trials

Maintain awareness of and update training as needed o Proper use of laboratory and manufacturing equipment o Development of new techniques, testing, and other areas related to product development o Support training of others on formulation team

Provide technical and scientific input, support and assistance to other technical disciplines

Prepare, ensure accuracy and maintain accurate records of all technical documents, and relevant development projects, including but not limited to:

o Draft formulas o Final formulas

o Proposed nutrition/supplement facts panels o Label copies

o Raw material specifications

o Product specifications

o Product justifications o Master batch records

o Testing requests o Material transfer requests o Document change requests

Follow efficient operations in assigned project areas in accordance with NAI requirements, SOP's and GMP's

Take leading role for projects as assigned

Support other projects as needed within the formulation team

**Raw Materials:**

Collaborate with and assist Purchasing and Quality with the sourcing, qualification and replacement of new and alternate raw materials and suppliers.

Lead and collaborate on specification development in conjunction with R&D Technical Support team and Quality and Analytical Laboratory teams

Provide on-going internal and external technical support to ensure that production needs are met and customer requests are satisfied

Provide and track ongoing specification updates and compliance updates, due to regulatory or internal policy changes

Manage and troubleshoot raw materials related products by understanding the potential ramifications caused by raw material and specification changes, such that appropriate actions are taken

Build strategic relationships and maintain effective communications with vendors

Foster professional knowledge of market and supplier information

Collaborate with Purchasing as needed to help support a consistent supply of our raw materials, as well as avoid market price fluctuations

**Other Duties**

Maintain awareness of current developments within the functional discipline

Develop a network of outside contacts such as vendors, consultants, educators, and attend appropriate continuing education courses

Collaborate with and support cross-functional NAI teams

Present ideas and suggestions for new products, product or process improvements, and improvements to pilot laboratory operations

Perform other related duties as assigned


Requires a four year college or university degree or its equivalent in Pharmacy, Chemistry, Food Science, Chemical Engineering or related field.

Requires a minimum of five years industry formulation development experience, ideally with three years of related experience.

Possess comprehensive knowledge and practical experience with product/process development, processing laboratory techniques and regulatory requirements, and a firm foundation in chemistry, mathematics, pharmaceutics and/or food science

Proficient in oral and written communication skills as well as effective organizational and supervisory skills and the ability to make presentations and recommendations in the area of responsibility

Must be able to communicate effectively in a cross functional team environment and have the ability to statistically analyze data

Must have computer literacy, including word processing and spreadsheet software

Must have sound judgment and decision-making skills

**Supervisory Responsibilities:**

No direct supervisor responsibilities, but may guide and assign the work of others (technicians, coordinators, and assistants), as well as provide technical guidance and support to formulation scientists.

**Physical Demands:**

Manufacturing and general office environment

Exposure to disagreeable elements is negligible

Frequent work in pilot plant and production facilities


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.

**Work Environment** :

Primarily in a general office environment

A portion of the work will take place in the encapsulation, powder and/or tableting areas of the manufacturing facility, where one will be exposed to computerized equipment, moving mechanical parts, forklifts, heavy pallets, moderate to loud noise level, and air-borne dust and powders

While working in the manufacturing area, one will be required to wear various personal protective equipment (e.g., clothing, hair net, face mask, gloves, goggles, etc.)

If you feel you have the knowledge and expertise, apply today to connect with a Kelly professional who will work to enrich your life.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (
Posted: 2021-05-28 Expires: 2021-06-28

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