Sr. Tech Svc Scientist (I) in Boca Raton, FL at The Nature's Bounty Co.

Date Posted: 9/22/2018

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Job Description

Company Description  

For more than 70 years, The Nature’s Bounty Co. has enriched the lives of consumers around the world and stood as the leader in health and wellness by introducing innovative products and solutions to the marketplace. Putting science and the highest quality standards at the heart of our business, the brands of The Nature’s Bounty Co. are some of the most trusted in the world. Always motivated by nature’s bountiful effects on people’s health, our vision for health and wellness has inspired leading brands such as Nature’s Bounty®, Sundown Naturals®, Solgar®, Osteo Bi-Flex®, Ester-C®, MET-Rx®, Pure Protein®, Balance®, Body Fortress®, Puritan’s Pride® and Organic Dr.®, among others. As a leading global manufacturer, marketer, distributor and retailer of vitamins, nutritional supplements, sports & active nutrition and ethical beauty products, The Nature’s Bounty Co. is committed to supporting wellness in all its forms.

Job Description  

Our Florida Technical Services Team is currently recruiting for a Sr. Technical Scientist. We are seeking candidates that have worked specifically on solid dose formulation for tablets and capsules, preferably in the nutracuetical industry.  Under the direction of the Technical Operations Manager, the Sr. Scientist will work closely with multi-functional teams to help improve current products, address manufacturing issues, evaluate new technologies and/or ingredients, seek cost savings and maintain networks of external partners. 

Additional responsibilites include, but are not limited to:

  • Formulates nutritional supplement products in various forms in support of manufacturing.
  • Assists with creating and approving new raw material specifications, master batch records, change controls, deviations or other required documentation in support of manufacturing existing in-line products. 
  • Assists in scale up, validating and transferring technologies/processes to other internal manufacturing sites, or externally. 
  • Defines and implements solutions for routine tasks, balancing achievement of milestones with high quality standards. 
  • Provides technical support to manufacturing including but not limited to formulation or process improvement, formulation globalization, cost savings initiatives, and trouble shooting. 
  • Interacts with multi functional teams (including Quality, Procurement, Product Development and Manufacturing) and the Technical Design Council to resolve issues as may arise in the course of new product development or existing product improvement. 
  • Negotiates timeline commitments among other team members such that agreed objectives and timings for completion of activities are achieved. Rapidly communicates major changes to project plans to manager/director. 
  • Sets and refines individual priorities as necessary to remain focused on objectives and project milestones under rapidly changing circumstances. 
  • Looks for innovative and better ways of doing things. Actively looks to eliminate non-value added steps of processes and procedures. 
  • Explores and shares new scientific information, technologies, products and processes with the Science and Technology community. 
  • Builds awareness of developments outside of the company through attendance/presentations at trade associations or scientific meetings. 
  • Maintains external collaborations with suppliers, academia and other professional bodies. 
  • Performs comprehensive, sophisticated and critical evaluation of own data. 
  • Ensures that all internal and external work activities are conducted to appropriated standards, in accordance with Company policies, laws, quality standards, SOPs , etc.


  • 5+ years functioning as a Scientist in the hands-on development and characterization of solid dose formulations, including tablets and capsules.
  • Direct formulation experience in tablets, capsules, and softgels, with solid dosage in the nutraceutical industry.
  • Strong experience with troubleshooting formulation issues in both a laboratory setting and in production; strong familiarity with product manufacturing equipment.
  • Experienced with laboratory activities, technology transfers, Quality by Design, and/or Operational Excellence tools. 
  • Proficient using scientific principles to develop or optimize formulation and manufacturing processes.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Science or other related discipline preferred.
  • Strong laboratory, experimental, and statistical processing skills, data analysis and written and verbal reports.   Experience with performing 6M and 5-Why preferred.
  • Successful track record in the development of solid dosage products. 
  • Working knowledge of tablet presses, encapsulation, granulation and blending equipment. 
  • Ability to interact well in multi functional teams, including product development using Stage/Gate methodology, and in fostering a team approach to achieving project goals. 
  • Ability to lift approximately 40 pounds.   

Additional Information  

The Nature's Bounty Co. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

The Nature's Bounty Co. offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health and dental plans, voluntary short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, generous associate discounts and more! 

Please contact Human Resources at 631-244-2120 if you should need a reasonable accommodation to submit your information for our on-line job postings.