Nutrition Scientist

SmartyPants Vitamins - Marina del Rey, CA

Job Title: Nutrition Scientist
Department: Product Development
Reports To: Product Development Manager

SmartyPants is looking for a motivated, dedicated, and detail-oriented individual for the Nutrition Scientist position at a leading CPG start-up brand in preventative health.

The Nutrition Scientist will assist the Product Development Manager in the creation of new products and reformulation of existing products by using the research they gather in their role and their expertise in the field to make best-in-class, high-quality and value supplements.

What Youll Do:
Critically analyze clinical research and all current and potential nutrients/ingredients
Organize and manage clinical research database with substantiation and potential claims on all current and potential nutrients/ingredients
Research and track latest nutrition clinical studies and trends
Maintain database of branded ingredients, substantiation, and suppliers
Maintain database of unbranded ingredients, substantiation, and potential suppliers
Create supplement fact panels using Genesis software (training will be provided if needed)
Support other research and development tasks as needed

What You Have:
Masters degree in Nutrition Science (must have been a nationally recognized DPD program and must have completed all associated DPD coursework)
2 years clinical research experience (graduate work is acceptable)
Ability to multitask and reprioritize in demanding environment
Must have experience reading, reviewing, and interpreting scientific peer-reviewed journal articles in a science field
Computer literacy and familiarity with Microsoft office, Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
Ability to learn specialized SPV processes, including software
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to solve internal problems and customer issues and needs.
Independent, self-motivated, and hard-working individual with attention to detail.
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to interact with all personality types and behaviors; flexibility
Ability to work effectively in a high-pressure, fast paced environment

Preferred Education & Experience:
Doctorate in Nutrition Science
Formulation experience in the dietary supplement industry
Experience creating blend specifications and supplement fact panels
Experience with gummies, chews, capsules, stick packs, effervescent, and other supplement formats

What Youll Get:
Robust benefits package with employer contribution
Monthly wellness perks
Unlimited vacation
Flexible work hours
Annual Personal Development Fund
FREE SmartyPants Vitamins plus a friends & family discount
Dog-friendly office
Casual dress code & open office environment
Monthly happy hours, in-office yoga & meditation sessions, & an annual company retreat
Volunteer opportunities
A rewarding career at a company with a strong mission, great culture, and super fun, passionate people

Work Environment:
Fast-paced, open environment where there is a lot of ad-hoc collaboration. Our office is based in Marina del Rey in a former architect's office with a communal garden in front. We are in a two-story office space with no elevator access to our 2nd floor offices. We are dog-friendly and often have several pups in the office at any given time. All dogs who come into the office must meet SmartyPants Dog Policy requirements, pass a behavioral evaluation, and abide by a set schedule of days in the office. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate as the working environment is open and has no doors or cubicles. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

SmartyPants Vitamins is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

About Us:
SmartyPants is very dynamic and fast-growing LA (Marina del Rey) based supplement company focused on providing premium all-in-one vitamins for all ages. Currently ranked on the Inc. 5000 (#535) and cited as the 25th fastest growing company in Los Angeles by LABJ. Run by experienced entrepreneurs, SmartyPants believes in making it easier to stay healthy by providing best-in-class products that also taste great. Our products are category leaders and we are a fast-growing, highly dynamic company that strives to constantly improve all aspects of our products, company, and team. We also believe in giving back by making a matching nutrient grant donation to a child in need for every bottle we sell. We are an open, fast-moving, and mission-driven company that values transparency, excellence, integrity, and an appreciation for the comedy and intensity that comes from working in a company with explosive growth and a strong sense of social responsibility. Designed and made in California.