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Director of R&D

San Diego, CA

Discipline: R&D/Food Science Job Number: 9327 Industry: Nutraceutical/Dietary Supplement

Job Description

Kinsa is recruiting for a:  Director of R&D – Nutraceutical industry                         

Location: San Diego, CA

Our client is a start-up manufacturer of functional ingredients used in food and healthy supplements and is seeking a Director of R&D to lead research teams in the formulation and application labs.  The Director of R&D will develop new products in the nutraceutical and food industry using their proprietary ingredients to improve immunity, weight and digestive balance.


  • $ Six-figure compensation plus % bonus potential
  • Health, dental, life insurance
  • 401k
  • Vacation and Holiday pay
  • Relocation assistance


  • Identify, develop and implement new technologies to meet project objectives involving nutrients, yield and purity leading to commercial production
  • Perform benchtop scale up experiments of fermentation process to pilot plant
  • Project management
  • Work cross-functionally with Production to ensure compliance with FDA guidelines and procedures
  • Coordinate with the Marketing department to solve problems in product applications


  • PhD in Microbiology, Biochemical Engineering, Organic Chemistry, Polysaccharide Chemistry or related discipline highly desired
  • 8+ years of experience with Fermentation technology and processes
  • Solid understanding of dietary fiber chemistry, polysaccharides
  • Knowledge of nutrition and medical physiology

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Meet Your Recruiter

Mary Chambers
Account Manager at Kinsa Group

Mary has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Parkside and 13 years of experience in the recruiting industry, including more than 8 years as a Recruiter at Kinsa Group. Currently a Kinsa Account Manager she handles new business development for our Meat and Poultry customers, Shelf-Stable Foods, Food Distributors, Cannabis, Nutraceutical, Pet Food, Food Service Restaurant, and Food Packaging companies. She’s a great first point of contact at Kinsa if you have a talent recruiting need within your organization.

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