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Dietary Supplements Formulator

West Coast


Position Description

We are looking for an experienced dietary supplements formulator to assist our product team in creating new world class products. Your primary goal will be to research new ingredients and the latest clinical studies, and create scientific evidence-based formulations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Research new ingredients and validate efficacy against underlying studies as well as in-house pilots
  • Formulate products with complementary ingredients and provide these as scientific evidence-based formulations
  • Deliver hypoallergenic formulas with no intolerances or unnecessary excipients, plus in most efficacious yet palatable delivery form
  • Visit new and existing ingredient suppliers and testing laboratories, and liaise with technical contacts across USA – max 3 trips a year
  • Attend ingredient-focused trade shows throughout the year such as SSW
  • Translate technical research into plain English whitepapers for our product team
  • Assist marketing team with all product-focused materials
  • Keep abreast of all trends in the dietary health supplements industry, with focus primarily on digestive health ingredients, and prepare quarterly opportunities reports for our product team


  • Outstanding research and analytical skills – both digital and offline – and extreme attention to detail
  • Ability to explain complex findings in plain English
  • Building and maintaining relationships with key ingredient suppliers and laboratories, especially in person
  • Advanced understanding of GMP and the current compliance environment
  • Able to work independently and take initiative, especially in opportunity scoping
  • Essential Stacks collaborative tech stack – Google Docs, Google Sheets, Slack

Education & Experience

  • 7+ years R&D experience formulating dietary health supplements, or food & beverage
  • Master’s degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related science discipline


  • Interest in gut health – especially if formed through a personal journey with digestive health or through helping many clients in this situation
  • Experience in formulating powder-based products, including natural flavoring

Other Details

  • Job type – part time or contract based
  • Salary – negotiable based on experience & track record
  • Visa – we are not currently accepting applicants who require sponsorship to work in the US

Apply Online

If your experience & skills are a good match, our team will contact you to organize an interview.