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Nutraceutical Scientist at Ashland Inc. in Wilmington, Delaware

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Ashland Specialty Ingredients, GP

Are you the kind of person that is always thinking, sketching, seeking, and adjusting? Who needs to understand how things work and then figure out how they can work better? Are you a passionate, tenacious, solver who loves to work with others who share your drive? Are you positive, constructive, and ingenious?

Are you always solving?

Then we’d like to meet you and bet you’d like to meet us.

Ashland has an exciting opportunity for a Nutraceutical Scientist to join our Health & Wellness business at our Wilmington, Delaware location. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the R&D formulation function. This position will report to Health & Wellness Staff Scientist.

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Thorough understanding of solid dose product development and manufacturing scale up.

  • Operational understanding of wet and dry granulations, tablet presses, encapsulation machines, ribbon blenders, and V-blender

  • Develop and make lab samples of custom dietary supplement blends

  • Interpret customer requests into prototypes, such as great-tasting powdered beverages or tablets designed with various properties

  • Work with R&D teams, Manufacturing, supply chain, etc. on scale-up and transfer of developed formulations to the plant

  • Provide customers with technical support on dietary supplement formulations

  • Maintain proper documentation of product development process and results, and keep equipment logbooks in accordance with R&D guidelines

  • Comply with company procedural guidelines, laboratory procedures, and safety programs

In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, food science/technology, or similar

  • Minimum of 2 years prior experience in a nutritional supplement industry or similar field

  • Minimum 2 years in working with dietary supplements, pharmaceutical development, or similar

  • 1-2 years experience in granulation techniques, processing, property characterization

  • Ability to formulate nutraceutical and powdered functional food prototypes based on nutritional targets as well as to consumer sensory acceptance

  • Understanding of GMP manufacturing considerations and requirements

  • Good interpersonal and presentation skills to share development work within the organization and with customers

  • Ability to work in physically challenging environment: lift 25 pounds and move up to 50 pounds when working with bulk ingredients, operate pilot scale equipment

  • Ability to travel to occasionally (about 10%) for customer meetings or plant trials.

  • Be authorized to work in the United States

The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:

  • Knowledge of dietary supplement and nutritional ingredient physiological functionality, a plus.

In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland LLC. (NYSE: ASH) provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. Our chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, personal care and pharmaceutical. Visit to see the innovations we offer.
At Ashland our vision is to be a leading, global specialty chemicals company whose inspired and engaged employees add value to all we touch. In fact our people, employees, customers and vendors define who we are. They are the driving force behind everything we do.
Not only do we value our customers but we value our employees, and we work to offer them a dynamic and challenging environment. We hold ourselves to high standards at Ashland, and we value integrity and honesty.
Ashland has a history of attracting the best people and keeping them. The reasons are simple: industry competitive salary and benefits, pay-for-performance incentive plans and a diverse work environment where employees feel challenged and valued. People come to Ashland and stay. As a growing Fortune 500 specialty chemicals company, we offer opportunities for development and advancement throughout our global organization. Our values define who we are and what we care about as a company. If you are looking for a relationship with a company instead of simply a job, this may be a great fit.

Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. NOTE:  We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.