Research and Formulation Scientist

3010-R&D · Springville, Utah
Department 3010-R&D
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation Negotiable based on experience

Innovative Labs (IL) is a leading developer, formulator, and provider of single serve and multi-dose ingestible health and wellness products for leading brands and direct sales companies. Founded in 2006 by Travis Parry, IL provides highly differentiated formulating, blending, filling, distribution, and other critical services for small-format nutritional supplements, food items, household products and other consumer packaged goods. The company is SQF Food Safety Code Level III Certified and operates highly efficient, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities with a workforce of over 500 people.

IL was founded in 2006 and is now the largest independent supplier of custom single serve flexible packaging west of the Mississippi. With significant investments in packaging and pasteurization equipment, IL has the capacity to fill hundreds of thousands of pouches a day and the flexibility to meet the demands of large and small production runs. IL provides its health, wellness, and nutritional customers with a differentiated advantage of world-class turnkey solutions and full-service, front-end product development. Having achieved the highest and most prestigious regulatory certifications, IL also offers speed-to-market service unmatched in the industry. IL’s customers range from Fortune 100 food and beverage companies to high growth emerging brands, all of whom have access to the Company’s best-in-class service and capabilities.

IL is a state-of-the-art, $100M+, private equity backed manufacturing company headquartered in Springville, UT with offices in St. George, Lindon, and Springville, and Quebec, Canada. With over 500+ employees and more than 25% year-over-year growth, IL is uniquely poised and funded for a remarkable trajectory of success.

Description of responsibilities

Analyze formulations and independently develop and prepare client prototypes of liquid formulations ensuring products meet project quality and food safety specifications while maintaining flavor quality.

Develop novel white label formulations having scientifically justified claims and stability that generate new business. 

Perform analytical method development, validation and quantitation of small molecules using GC/UHPLC/ICP-MS.


Assist in developing qualitative methods for routine GC/UHPLC /ICP-MS usage by quality group.

Keep detailed notes on projects and samples.

Communicate progress to departments within the company.

Use critical thinking to determine and offer solutions for a wide range of product challenges.

Improve current products and processes by enhancing formulations.

Create samples for customers.

Provide technical support for internal and external customers.

Support pilot production.

Source and evaluate new ingredients.

Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

Strong understanding of food chemistry, analytical testing, formulations, and processing, ideally those used in food, beverage, and/or nutritional supplement manufacturing.


Proven track record of formulation and commercialization of liquid consumer product goods.

Must be hands-on, creative, resourceful, and results oriented.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Record keeping, maintaining a lab notebook and other formula files.

Prioritization/organization, ability to work on multiple projects at a time.

General understanding of FDA labeling laws and other registration requirements.

Ability to develop a professional working relationship with all personnel.

Follow Good Laboratory Practices.

Follow current Good Manufacturing Practices and other safety requirements.

Required Experience and Education

M.S. in food science, food engineering, organic chemistry, or similar applied science field required with 10+ years within an R&D function in a consumer product goods company and ideally within the beverage or nutritional supplement categories, or Ph.D. with 5+ years of post-graduate or industry experience within food and beverage or nutritional supplement categories. Secondary experience in personal care and oral hygiene consumer product industries highly desirable.


Benefits We Offer

•Competitive base salary
•Annual Bonus Plan
•Free snacks, coffee, and soda
•15 days of PTO and 10 paid holidays each year
•100% Paid Medical Premium for Employee Plan
•Medical, Dental & Vision Plans offered
•Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D) offered
•Training & Development opportunities provided.

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  • Location
    Springville, Utah
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    Negotiable based on experience