iLocatum

Lancaster, SC

Formulations Scientist – Chemist

  • Responsible for assisting and leading the development, reformulation, and process improvement of chemical formulas for various forms such as powders, tablets, capsules, soft chews, pellets, and liquids.
  • Collaborate with PD staff to prepare and execute pilot batches and scale up batches, and collect data to support in-process parameters and finished product specifications.
  • Conduct bench trials, physical evaluations, and gather data for the approval process of alternate materials.
  • Provide guidance to product development technicians in the collection and processing of data.
  • Deliver training to manufacturing associates on new processes and process modifications/improvements.
  • Assist in the development of new formulations using active raw materials.
  • Explore new equipment and conduct studies to improve the manufacturing process and formulation of soft chews.
  • Create and approve Master Batch Records and Change Control Requests for scale up or production batches.
  • Adhere to relevant cGMP processes.
  • Compile and summarize stability data.
  • Offer technical support to Manufacturing and Operations teams, and monitor initial production batches for new and reformulated products.
  • Continuously learn and enhance skills by attending expos and conferences.
  • Effectively communicate with other departments and function well in a team environment.
  • Regular attendance is mandatory.
  • Perform any additional assigned duties necessary to achieve company objectives.

Education and Experience

  • Hold a bachelor's degree (BS/BA) in chemistry, food science, life sciences, engineering, or a related field, or possess equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrate more than 5 years of hands-on experience in product development for food, dietary supplements, or related products.
  • Have experience in a cGMP environment and a solid understanding of cGMP principles and requirements.
  • Previous experience working as part of a cross-functional team.
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