Product Development Scientist Job Description

Product Development Scientist Job Description

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Product development scientist provides analytic support to the business teams, Learn and apply appropriate analytical tools and techniques to accomplish project objectives.

Product Development Scientist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Plans and conducts research on new product innovations, existing product efficiency / quality projects
Ensures that scientific knowledge in combination with consumer insight is incorporated into product designs
Creates and maintains specifications for raw materials and finished products
Planning horizon is 2 – 5 years
Decision authority for below actions on high business priority projects
Demonstrating strong programming skills in large-scale data analysis SQL and R (Required)
Completing written documentation and reports of results in the form of business reports, internal technology white papers, and statistical system documentation
Familiarity with the CRISP-DM data mining process
Devise new algorithmic approaches to solving difficult quantitative problems using large scale enterprise data sources
Work independently on complex statistical score modeling and analysis problems with very large and complex data structures

Product Development Scientist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Product Development Scientist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the product development scientist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Science, Chemistry, Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Education, Technical, Biochemistry, Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Technology

Skills for Product Development Scientist

Desired skills for product development scientist include:

Execute projects
Project management principles and the ability to apply the principles
Tools and techniques to develop/plan
Work plans to ensure successful completion
Advanced mathematics and their practical application
Ability to apply carbonated and non-carbonated beverage processing techniques
Quality management and specification development practices
Food ingredients functionality
Harvest/purification process

Desired experience for product development scientist includes:

Ability to travel in the U.S. and abroad up to 30% of the time
Design data experiments to verify assumptions and hypothesis
Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of respective scientific discipline
Demonstrates proficiency in the product development process
Understands intellectual property, competitive landscape and regulatory requirements for the related products
Typically PhD level or with equivalent experience

Product Development Scientist Examples


Product Development Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of product development scientist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for product development scientist
  • Develop new sample preparation, assays, chemistries, applications and protocols for existing and future products
  • Develop, test and validate products for commercial release
  • Generate data to support marketing and sales
  • Design and conduct complex experiments that maximize the value of each learning cycle
  • Work with computational biology personnel to interpret data and develop methods for data analysis
  • Work with Operations and Production teams to transfer products from development to production
  • Use a variety of sources and ideation techniques to develop new technology concepts that enable new product properties applications
  • Influence, challenge and uphold the Fragrance Strategy
  • Lead the fragrance development process from concept development to evaluation and qualification
  • Design, develop and validate methods to assess product performance and substantiate claims
Qualifications for product development scientist
  • Facilitate resolution of project related issues
  • Build product development plans and ensure that contingency plans are in place
  • Graduate Degree in Engineering Mathematics, Statistics Theoretical/Computational, Computer Science, Data Mining or Predictive Analytics, or related field
  • Proven knowledge of statistical techniques and data science is required
  • Minimum 5 years dedicated experiences with modeling and programming
  • 5+ years’ experience manipulating large datasets and using databases

Product Development Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a product development scientist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for product development scientist
  • 3rd party production start-up oversight
  • Formal documentation of knowledge and processes developed
  • Responsible as Project Director on projects, with responsibility for project outcome and customer interaction
  • Providing support to NPD teams for both sourced and internal new product development projects
  • Leading the technical efforts on NPD projects in a way that meets cost, schedule and performance targets
  • Completing Feasibility and Development studies in an accurate manner utilizing sound technical and data analysis principles
  • Providing technical assistance relating to new product introductions
  • Planning, arranging, and conducting factory qualification tests and contributes to evaluation of results and subsequent recommendations
  • Conducting and/or supporting manufacturing process qualification at vendor locations
  • Developing testing methodology as required for the evaluation of new products
Qualifications for product development scientist
  • PhD in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, or a related field
  • 5+ years experience with Next Generation Sequencing
  • 5+ years experience with sequencing assay technologies (e.g., RNA-seq, DNA-seq)
  • Demonstrated core contributor to a commercially successful life sciences product, preferably for next generation sequencing
  • Demonstrated ability to create and implement complex multi-step assay schemes
  • Demonstrated ability to modify existing assays schemes to address new measurement challenges

Product Development Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of product development scientist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for product development scientist
  • Initiating investigations, identifying opportunities, recommending / approving alternate material substitutions and new chemistries in support of new products, quality improvement, performance enhancements, and/or best cost
  • Recommending and implementing process changes necessary to optimize product results
  • Actively working with customers, team members and management to determine approaches to problems, new business requirements and application of new concepts and technology
  • Evaluating existing and new technologies for alignment with project plans, strategies and specific business requirements
  • Working with corporate environmental and legal disciplines concerning issues relative to new product PSDR (product safety & design reviews)
  • Providing technical support to AWI manufacturing plants as required for approved new products or on-going operations
  • Understanding and applying material and process knowledge to project work
  • Providing an in-depth knowledge of the behavior and performance of raw materials and product formulations
  • Assembles and manages project budgets, resource needs, and time allocation
  • Follows product development from scale-up through technology transfer to manufacturing and post-market introduction
Qualifications for product development scientist
  • Experience in cell biology plus
  • Experience in computation biology a plus
  • Proficient with Excel, Matlab, R or equivalent data analysis tools
  • Working knowledge of statistical data analysis a plus
  • Experience with highly multiplexed assays
  • Bachelor Degree in scientific focus area

Product Development Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a product development scientist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for product development scientist
  • Plan, manage and complete technical projects and activities necessary to design, develop and optimize new and improved formulations/products/delivery systems for Nature’s Bounty Co
  • Executes bench-level drug substance and drug product stability testing and release of test articles under cGMPs using advanced analytical methods and instrumentation
  • Prepares experimental protocols and technical reports to evaluate drug product impurity profiles, drug degradation patterns, trace analysis patterns of polymeric container leachables and formal transfer of analytical methods
  • Collaborates with departmental supervisors/manager to maintain the integrity of the stability testing program, and provides support for verification and correction of data and other entries in the LIMS to ensure accurate, consistent and retrievable data
  • Evaluates and interprets data and draws conclusions
  • Authors appropriate portions of CMC sections of INDs, NDAs, MAAs and crafts responses to regulatory questions for use in submission to world-wide government agencies for final market approval
  • Maintains a practical knowledge of analytical methods and instruments utilized in functional area
  • Supervises, mentors and directs the work of junior professional staff, as assigned
  • Provides leadership, direction and analytical support for investigative studies and troubleshooting analytical issues (i.e., OOS investigations, method issues)
  • Represents Analytical Sciences and ATSS on R&D CMC Project teams as Analytical lead
Qualifications for product development scientist
  • Minimum of 5-10 years of product development
  • Direct experience developing and/or qualifying fragrances
  • Air Care product experience preferred
  • CPG or perfume house experience
  • Effective team player and strong individual contributor
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with tight timelines

Product Development Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a product development scientist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for product development scientist
  • Demonstrates scientific excellence through scientific reports, published articles in peer-reviewed journals, society participation, regulatory filings, and/ or patents
  • Represents department at CMC/Project Team meetings and works closely with other Pharmaceutical Sciences departments, Process Chemistry, Toxicology, Regulatory Affairs, Quality, Clinical Development and Marketing to meet project timelines and objectives
  • Applies current CMC regulatory requirements and guidance to support global registration of new products
  • Exhibits leadership skills that result in good performance and career development of junior staff
  • Planning and executing experiments independently
  • Communicating progress and issues of the projects to stakeholders
  • Drawing sound conclusions from the results of own project work and revising product development plans as seen fit based on latest information
  • Ensures delivery of project objectives is timely, within budget and success criteria adequately met
  • Contributes to the successful execution of new product development activities inclusive of FEI (Front End of Innovation), Stage Gate and core Product Development activities and exploits enabling technology and delivery form platforms to support growth of current and future Nature’s Bounty Co
  • Technical lead for all VMHS projects where solid dose (capsules, tablets, softgels, chewables) is the primary delivery form
Qualifications for product development scientist
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or other related technical field of study
  • 2+ years in a lead technical role(s)
  • Results oriented professional who can work across organizational / functional lines and at multiple levels within the organization to achieve targeted business objectives
  • Self-driven, goal-oriented, strong interpersonal skills
  • Go-to-Market, ceiling or paper formation, and LEAN experience
  • Performing polymer chemistry or organic chemistry reactions

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