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Senior Scientist-Chemistry

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Nature's Sunshine Products, Inc.

Lehi, UT
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Nature’s Sunshine Products seeks a Senior Scientist-Chemistry to work in Lehi, Utah as a bench research scientist and principal investigator who leads one or more research programs that provide technical and scientific support for registering health foods in China. Duties: (1) Responsible for maintaining safety within the laboratory, including equipment and personnel operations; (2) advise the Chief Scientific Officer on scientific matters in his or her field of expertise; (3) develop detailed research plan(s) with deliverables and timelines for research program(s) assigned by the Chief Scientific Officer; (4) continually improve the project management effectiveness within NSP, looking for opportunities to streamline the processes, measure progress with KPIs; (5) identify, develop, and/or define laboratory research methodologies required to complete assigned research program; (6) conduct bench-level experimentation requiring state of the art chemistry and biology techniques such as CCC, HPLC, LC-MS, GC-MS, NMR; (7) proactively seek out new technologies to be developed into proprietary opportunities; (8) prepare detailed timely reports regarding research findings and presents findings within the company; (9) prepare manuscripts describing research findings in a suitable format for publication in peer reviewed journals; (10) prepare reports describing research findings in suitable format for patent applications; (11) present approved research at scientific meetings; (12) develop external relationships with leaders in area of expertise; (13) stay abreast of the scientific literature as it relates to company objectives; (14) provide technical and scientific support to assist in registering health food in China; and (15) perform such other related duties and responsibilities as assigned. Requirements: (1) Doctorate degree in Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacognosy, or a related field; (2) 24 months of experience working as a Senior Scientist- Chemistry, Senior Research Scientist, Researcher, Postdoctoral Researcher, or Graduate Researcher; (3) Demonstrable in-depth working knowledge of: (a) phytochemistry, biochemistry and medicinal chemistry; (b) chromatography and spectrometry; (c) separation techniques for isolating natural products; (d) spectroscopic techniques for structure identification of natural products; (e) various HPLC, LCMS, and GCMS software (Waters, Agilent, etc); (f) the PERCH software tool for NMR full spin analysis; (g) quantitative NMR analysis; (i) microbiology assay and cell culture assay; and (j) laboratory safety; (4) demonstrated proficiency in and ability to: (a) use chemistry laboratory equipment, including CCC (operating and troubleshooting), analytical and preparative HPLC, LCMS, LCMS2, NMR, and GCMS; (b) design and apply various techniques (reverse phase, normal phase, CCC) to the isolation of natural products; (c) design experiment and elucidate structure of natural products using spectroscopic techniques (e.g. MS, NMR, infrared red, circular dichroism); (d) perform NMR full spin analysis with PERCH software tool; (e) use microbiology assay and mammalian cell culture assay; (f) design and perform PK experiment;(g) communicate effectively orally and in writing; (h) use microbiology assay and cell culture assay; (i) teach laboratory safety to others; (j) design, conduct at bench level experiments, and interpret experimental data independently; (k) prepare scientific writings and edit proficiently with history of publication as first author in peer reviewed journal(s); and (l) search and find techniques in the literature, implement them in the lab, and critically evaluate results. Send resumes to: Nature’s Sunshine Products via email to

Veronica Cortez

Nature's Sunshine Products

2500 W Exec Pkwy Ste 100

Lehi, UT 84043

Phone: 8013417919

Company Profile
Nature’s Sunshine Products (NASDAQ:NATR), a leading natural health and wellness company, markets and distributes nutritional and personal care products through a global direct sales force of over 340,000 active independent Managers, Distributors and customers in more than 40 countries. Nature’s Sunshine manufactures most of its products through its own state-of-the-art facilities to ensure its products continue to set the standard for the highest quality, safety and efficacy on the market today. The Company has three reportable business segments that are divided based on the characteristics of their Distributor base, similarities in compensation plans, as well as the internal organization of NSP’s officers and their responsibilities (NSP Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe; NSP Russia, Central and Eastern Europe; and Synergy WorldWide). The Company also supports health and wellness for children around the world through its partnership with the Sunshine Heroes Foundation.

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