R&D Associate, UpSpring- Austin, TX

    • Salt Lake City, UT

The role is available at R&D associate level. The role is to provide ongoing R&D support to the RB portfolio of VMS (vitamins, minerals and supplements) and OTC (over the counter) products currently in market.

Position will be located in Austin, TX.

Responsibilities/ Accountabilities:

• Perform end-to-end project leadership for key Healthcare projects, ensuring that these are executed to the standards required for the product classification.

• Responsibility for ensuring all required formulation, feasibility work, analysis, validation, stability testing, industrial trials and dossier preparation are performed on time and to the required standards.

• Providing leadership to assistants working within the team assuming a line management responsibility.

• Support the team with respect to required activities that support operations in shared laboratories (maintenance activities, audit preparations, etc.)

• Support the manager in measuring and reporting team KPIs to senior management.


• Educated to Degree level (Chemistry, pharmacy, chemical engineering or other relevant science)


• Minimum 3 years R&D experience with a proven track record of delivery and a good understanding of multiple disciplines including marketing, supply chain, quality and regulatory

• Strong leadership with a passion for developing people

• Technical experience in the analytical and/or formulation field

• Experience of working in a Healthcare environment is desirable

• Experience of generating technical files desirable.

• Natural problem solver and will draw inspiration from cross functional experiences as well as your network of contacts

• Think big and know how to focus on doing rather than deliberating

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

• Proven track record in active collaboration with R&D and non-R&D functions

• Experience with managing a multitude of tasks, prioritization to ensure high level delivery and resource planning

• Respect other points of view, but are not afraid to speak your mind

• Enjoy working in a demanding, fast-paced and highly dynamic environment

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