Food Scientist

Denver, CO


The Food Scientist will be part of the Quality Department, focused on research and development of new products in the dietary supplement and nutraceutical space. This individual will be responsible for ingredient functionality and nutrition principles based around specific ingestible delivery forms. The Food Scientist will work with key departments and individuals to manage the entire product development process from concept to ingredient sourcing to product development to nutritional analysis to final product and production.


Date Posted:
$70,000 - $85,000 / year


  • Adhere to company Policies and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Utilize knowledge of ingredient functionality to optimize new and existing products
  • Product development knowledge from bench scale to operation batch scale
  • Work closely with Procurement to source ingredients meeting strict company guidelines and requirements
  • Identify and integrate new and novel ingredients into existing product delivery forms
  • Work with customers on product development based on customer supplied active ingredients
  • Optimize existing products and processes
  • Ensure all products meet Quality Assurance compliance and requirements
  • Build relationships and collaborate with food and ingredient suppliers for best results of new and existing products
  • Evaluate the nutrition value, color, taste and texture of new and existing products
  • This position may have some hiring, training, and supervisory responsibilities



  • Master’s degree in food science, nutrition, chemistry, or engineering or related field experience
  • 3-5+ years of experience in R&D for food, dietary supplement or pharmaceutical manufacturing required; CPG experience preferred
  • Specific experience in food or supplement formulation and manufacturing preferred
  • Significant experience with FDA and GMP regulatory standards, focused on 21 CFR Part 111 or 117, preferred
  • Strong understanding of laboratory practices and testing requirements
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple projects
  • Occasional overnight travel as required; should not exceed 20% of time
  • Must be authorized to work in the US.



  • The work requires light physical demands with frequent lifting and/or moving of materials in the 10-40-pound range.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration, and high noise levels.
  • Knowledge and implementation of safety practices and personal protective equipment is critical.


PHM Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state, or local law. ​