Development Scientist

Development Scientist

The successful candidate will work in a busy development department, as one of a team of six,  reporting the Development Manager. Key responsibilities and duties will include:   

  • Support Account Managers and customers with development knowledge and support – this includes direct contact with key customers, via phone, e mail and face to face meetings
  • Provide theoretical new product proposals to customers and prospects
  • Provide customers with regulatory, nutritional and label claim support
  • Collaborate with the Quality department in generating quality system documentation
  • Formulation and laboratory scale development work including lab scale product development, preparing samples for product assessment, taste and colour purposes 
  • Work with Production department on development and management of new product trials 
  • Work with Production department on troubleshooting formulation and production issues
  • Working closely with suppliers and EuroCaps purchasing department sourcing suitable new raw materials. This will include direct contact with suppliers 
  • Providing Quality Department with support in the approval of new raw materials
  • Keep up to date with market and competitor trends as well as new and emerging materials 
  • Manage, operate and write up development projects

The Candidate

  • Educated to degree level, in a science based subject. 
  • Experience is not necessary, but would be beneficial. Full training will be provided 
  • Education or experience would ideally provide a knowledge of nutrition, pharmaceutical or food science/ development.

The following characteristics and competencies are required:  

  • Technically adept, with an ability to learn new technologies and products
  • Analytical and methodical in assessing development projects and production problems and improvements 
  • Ability to work quickly, efficiently and accurately to deadlines
  • Confident in dealing with and communicating with internal departments and externally with customers and suppliers
  • Well organised, with good time management skills
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team