Staff Scientist - Nutrition and Pharma

Newark, NJ

Posted: 02/22/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 59.23DW Pay Rate: 95,000 - 110,000 Experience:

Job Description

Staff Scientist – Nutrition and Pharma

This position requires expertise and knowledge in formulation of nutritional and dietary supplements, tablets, and/or pharmaceutical oral dosage products, including active and excipient (inactive) ingredients.  Successful candidate will utilize R&D experience to provide technical solutions to clients and run applications projects.  This position supports the sales team as the technical expert to offer guidance and solutions to clients.


  • Manage technical relationship with customers to identify pipeline of opportunities and offer technical support and problem solving to current customers
  • Work with sales and marketing team to identify unmet customer and industry needs to develop new solutions, technologies, and applications
  • Provide support to the global sales team on existing product portfolio and new product launches by directly interfacing with customers and distribution channels
  • Attend industry trade shows to support and promote company’s products
  • Work with the quality team to review quality related documents and communicate to customers
  • Develop and manage applications / R&D projects and customer Technical Service requests
  • Design experiments and testing protocols to support projects
  • Collect, analyze, and communicate results through reports and technical presentations
  • Identify, and manage new product and innovation opportunities to deliver growth within the pharmaceutical and dietary supplement space
  • Contribute to maintaining, improving, and advancing technical capabilities
  • Comply with all safety policies, practices, and procedures

Other Responsibilities:

  • Ability to work on teams and independently
  • Ability to apply fundamental technical understanding to interpret and analyze data to reach clear conclusions
  • Ability to use and troubleshoot technical issues and instruments
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritize and manage complex projects
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • MS Office proficiency: Excel, PowerPoint, Word

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Damon Wickmann at

JO:  59.23DW

Job Requirements

 Technical Qualifications:

Role Requirements

  • Hands-on experience with excipients in Pharmaceutical and Dietary supplement
  • Strong technical and communication skills to gain and maintain credibility with work teams and customers
  • Ingredient technology and/or industry background in excipients
  • Identify key end-users and develop high level relationships to drive projects and qualifications forward


  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical, Nutrition, Chemistry, or another related field
  • Experience in formulation development, excipients, and co-excipients
  • Experience at Pharmaceutical and/or dietary supplement company in formulation and excipients
  • 5+ years of experience preferred

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Damon Wickmann at

JO:  59.23DW

Meet Your Recruiter

Damon Wickmann
Technical Recruiter

I have always been an advocate of life and career strategy management.

I am also a 'Foodie' at heart and love recruiting for food and beverage companies.   

My background in education has provided me tools to support my passion for helping talented people with career advancement.   

I have transitioned from college advising to career recruiting where I combine that with my other passion - Food!

I recruit excellent people for the food industry and the science behind what we eat and drink.  This includes research and development in the lab through commercialization and the quality people behind the scenes that make it all happen.  I look forward to speaking with you soon.

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