Research Scientist - Nature's Way

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Research Scientist - Nature's Way

Posted by: Nature's Way

Position: Research Scientist 

Position Level: One-year contract

Position Closing Date: September 8, 2018 

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Position Description:

Nature’s Way of Canada wants you to join our growing company and talented team! Nature’s Way is known world-wide as a leading provider of high quality natural medicines and nutritional supplements, including an expansive line of herbs, omega-3 oils, probiotics, and multivitamins. We are currently searching for an experienced and passionate Research Scientist to join our team to fulfill a one year maternity leave contract. The Research Scientist will need to be analytical and technical focused with sound scientific reasoning and effective organizational and data handling skills.

Position Requirements:

  • Highly Motivated, analytical, collaborative team player;

  • Completion of a degree in food science, chemistry or biology and one year of laboratory

    experience; or an equivalent combination of experience.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Detailed- oriented, organized, analytical and adept at problem solving a must

  • Outstanding communication skills and strong scientific reasoning are required.

  • Experience in a pilot lab facility or production facility considered an asset.

  • Experience with lipid chemistry and analysis would also be considered an asset.

  • Proficient in MS Excel, Word, and Outlook.

  • Ability to efficiently prioritize work, coupled with strong critical thinking abilities.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including grammar and composition.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop new process technologies and product formulations and provide guidance on existing product and process improvements.

  •   Prepare lab scale research batches. Take an active role in pilot scale research batches when required.

  •  Complete analytical testing on stability samples, product prototypes and raw materials using sound scientific knowledge and following appropriate methods and systems in adherence with Good Manufacturing Practices and Good Laboratory Practices.

  •  Operate analytical instrumentation.

  • Source and evaluate new ingredients and ingredient suppliers for those projects for which the Product Development Manager has assigned the leadership role. Ensure all technical, quality and regulatory requirements are met.

  • Develop new product specifications including the product specifications, stability data, label content and documentation checklist for those projects for which the Product Development Manager has assigned the leadership role.

  •  Conduct literature based searches, write internal / external scientific reports, and scientific research papers to be submitted to peer-reviewed journals as directed by the Product Development Manager.

  • Actively participate in weekly team meetings with the Product Development Manager and in other meetings as applicable.

  • Maintain the R&D space including the research laboratory appropriately including supply inventory, organization and cleaning.

  • Work in collaboration with and provide support to other departments within Nature’s Way Canada including Sales, Marketing, Operations, Regulatory and Quality.

  • Adhere to and enforce all company health and safety requirements.

  • May include other duties as assigned from time to time.