Position Description

Job Title: Manager Discovery Research

General Description:

This position is responsible for discovery research from idea to formulation that leads to the marketing of brand worthy products; includes scientific and ingredient evaluation.

Core Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for the discovery of compelling and highly differentiated new products to the product pipeline advancing Life Extension’s brand position for highly effective, scientifically validated, cutting edge dietary supplements
Identifies and analyzes new product /ingredient opportunities, as well as product concepts
Researches and formulates innovative dietary supplement formulas
Contributes to upgrades and improvements of existing products
Remain at the forefront of cutting edge science and technology that is relevant to our mission
Maximizes team performance by fostering and supporting a collaborative team environment
Collaborates with key internal partners (e.g. Purchasing and QA/QC) to source products for new formulas; evaluates potential ingredients and formulas for manufacturability; evaluates new and existing raw materials for functionality and stability
Maximize team performance by fostering and supporting a collaborative team environment
Ensure that team priorities are clear and being acted upon with a sense of urgency
Mentors and educates junior team members including, but not limited to direct reports
Establishes and maintains relationships with ingredient suppliers
Work with magazine personnel to provide feedback and edits to product articles and ads
Regular onsite attendance is an essential function of this position
Travels as needed
Additional duties as assigned

Position Requirements:

Advanced degree (Ph.D., N.D.) in a relevant area of biological/medical science or equivalent required
3+ years dietary supplement experience preferred
Excellent presentation and communication skills
Proven ability to critically evaluate scientific concepts and ideas.
Proven ability to effectively lead and collaborate in a team environment
Proficient in MS Office