Valencia, California Formulation Scientist, Solid Dose

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  • Requisition Number R5228
  • Full Time Full time
  • Shift Regular
  • Area of Interest Science Technical Research
  • Location Valencia, California


Working at Pharmavite is an experience like no other. With a focus on complete nutrition for all, each endeavor is urgent and every day counts. You'll have the opportunity to work on the #1 selling national vitamin and supplement brand, Nature Made, as well as an exciting portfolio of other products that are shaping the future of the healthy living industry. Consumer-driven innovation, high quality products and a promising portfolio, all driven by a team with a shared sense of purpose -- that's Pharmavite. Join us to bring the gift of health to life.

The Formulation Scientist, Solid Dose is responsible for all aspects of the technical product and process development for solid dosage forms (primarily tablets, capsules, softgels and powders).  This role effectively utilizes standard best practices and procedures in product and process development.  Supports technology advancements to drive innovation and point of difference for the brands. Interfaces with Marketing, Manufacturing, Technical Operations, Purchasing and other cross-functional areas to accomplish project goals. Formulation Scientist reports Sr Manager, R&D.

Key Responsibilities

Critical contributions this role is counted on the deliver include:

  • Develops formulations and processes to support the development of new and novel products and/or optimization of existing products.  Leads benchtop and pilot development and supports manufacturing trials for new or reformulated products.  Effectively troubleshoots and solves complex formulation & technical challenges with speed and robustness.

  • Investigates new technologies relating to composition, usage, and process that will result in viable patents and/or competitive advantages. Develops prototypes to demonstrate application of new technologies.

  • Independently designs and conducts robust experiments to support new product development. Presents relevant findings to R&D Management and appropriate technical groups.

  • Maintains accurate records of all development projects. Prepares and initiates technical documents such as raw material and bulk specifications, SOP’s, technology transfer documents and any other relevant documents for 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.

  • Effectively communicates and leads in a cross-functional team environment, serving as a core member or scientific SME in solving complex formulation/process issues.

The ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate is recognized as a strong technical expert in process and product,  who is ready to lead at a higher level.  You are process oriented and love using data and metrics to inform decisions.  At the same time, you enjoy working with complex challenges to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

Critical Success Factor

You’ll be most successful in this role if you have:

  • Demonstrated success in formulating, scaling up and commercializing complex solid dose formulations, including hands-on lab experience.  Ability to adapt to change and to find creative solutions to keep projects on track.

  • Comprehensive understanding of solid dose formulation, equipment and manufacturing operations, including tableting, 2 pc encapsulation, softgel and powders

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to resolve conflict.  Ability to coach and mentor others.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and lead in a cross-functional team environment especially with Innovation, Marketing, Quality and Operations stakeholders

  • Understanding of product lifecycle management and associated software tools.

Capabilities & Skills Required

In order to take on these challenges, you’ll need to have: 

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 8 years of relevant experience in product development in the Nutraceutical or Pharmaceutical industry, or Masters degree plus 3 – 8 years experience of relevant experience in product development in the Nutraceutical or Pharmaceutical industry. 

  • Comprehensive knowledge and practical experience in product/process development, processing laboratory techniques, regulatory requirements and a firm foundation in basic sciences.   

  • Proficiency in Office applications and familiarity with Product Lifecycle Management.  Experience with Siemens preferred. 


Here, career paths aren't predefined, and bureaucratic limitations don't exist -- you have the opportunity to grow, learn from industry pioneers, and develop the way you want to. Pharmavite is investing more in the development of our team -- to help us deliver on our purpose and help you achieve your career aspirations. Our environment is geared to fuel curiosity, encourage experimentation, and generate learning as this is the way we develop ourselves and our organization.

Pharmavite is committed to meeting the needs of our employees and their families with a Total Rewards package that's as comprehensive as the vitamins and supplements we deliver to consumers. With competitive compensation programs and standout benefits, we provide employees with optimal health and well-being -- as well as peace of mind. These rewards -- plus our new recognition program -- ensure employees feel supported both at work and home.

Annual Pay

Annual Pay Range

$125,100.00 - $187,600.00

This represents the minimum and maximum base salary range for this role, plus annual incentive. Various elements are used to determine a candidate’s starting salary such as job experience, specific skills, and comparison to internal incumbents currently in the role.  This information is provided to applicants in accordance with state and local laws.

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