Meet ByHeart

ByHeart is a fully integrated baby nutrition company dedicated to empowering parents with choice: we want ‘best nutrition for baby’ to be possible for every parent out there.

We build each product from ground up: a team of pediatricians, breastmilk researchers and nutrition experts at the forefront of immune, cognitive, digestive and microbiome health informs our next-to-nature approach; we hand-pick the most wholesome ingredients from partners and farms that we consider family; we take pride in what we put in and in what we keep out of each recipe; we blend in our own facility in Reading, PA with a proprietary small batch process to retain highest ingredient quality.

On track to become only the 4th fully-integrated, FDA-registered baby nutrition company in the US – and the only new brand with owned manufacturing and direct supplier relationships  – we just closed our over-subscribed $90M Series B in July 2021, and are about to launch our first infant formula, with a pipeline of mom and baby nutrition products to follow.

The ByHeart team is comprised of world-class doctors, pediatric researchers, seasoned formula experts, dedicated blendmasters, and passionate parents. Above all, we are people who know that innovation isn’t easy, but babies – and their parents – deserve a better feeding future.  

Please visit our site to learn more, and see some recent press on ByHeart:

 

Role Description

This role will support product development through formulation expertise and commercial product manufacturing through technical support of formulation modifications to meet ByHeart’s Right The First Time metric. This role will also take lead on a product development project management, ensuring timelines and deliverables are successfully achieved. Meticulous record retention is required. This role will report to the Sr. Dir of Product Development.

Reports To:         Jitinder Wilkhu (and Devon Kuehn)

Location:              NYC Corporate Office

Start Date:          As soon as possible

Role Responsibilities

  • Design and conduct pre-formulation, formulation development, process development and process optimization in support of all formulation platforms through in depth understanding of the compound physical properties (solubility in various media from organic solvents to oils and surfactants, solid state characterization, excipient screening, etc.)
  • Review and audit of analytical methods to assess compounds and purity profiles phase dependent. Including investigations of impurities, colors etc.
  • Bridge to Parenteral & Liquids and Oral Solids Development, to translate physicochemical properties of new formulations into formulation advice and potential path forward for further development. Troubleshoot any fundamental formulation challenges with impact of the physicochemical properties of the nutrients
  • Support the development of robust scalable manufacturing processes and contribute to technology transfers to commercialization partners
  • Prepare and review of product development reports and related documents for regulatory submissions
  • Lead product development, develop timelines, collaborator with key partners, ensure metrics and deliverable are on time
  • Demonstrate scientific creativity, initiative and contribution to the team and company goals
  • Maintain documentation in accordance to required scientific, regulatory and intellectual property requirements
  • Support the development and advance of formulation best practices, new technology development and operational excellence

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or equivalent with 8+ years of experience required. Master's degree or Ph.D. with relevant years’ experience preferred.
  • Experience in development of infant formula and process development required.
  • Manages time effectively and ability to manage multiple projects independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Intermediate understanding of clinical studies, laboratory studies, and claims support needs
  • Intermediate understanding of clinical studies, laboratory studies, and claims support needs
  • Excellent written, attention to detail, interpersonal communication skills and a dynamic team player.
  • Critical thinker, result and solution oriented, proactive and ability to think strategically.
  • Knowledge and experience writing and utilizing standard operating procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally with teams to complete a project from inception to mass production
  • Intermediate understanding of clinical studies, laboratory studies, and claims support needs

 

 To apply for this position, please email your CV to ann@byheart.com

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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