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Research Scientist






Culver City, CA, US


About Ritual
Based in sunny Los Angeles, Ritual is a health brand led by the belief that you should know exactly what’s in your vitamin and how it works. We use only the best nutrient forms and publish our sources and research for all to see—because transparency is our thing. Our mission is simple: to inspire women to feel their best, every day, through healthy, daily habits.
Our team of curious skeptics is made up of world-class scientists, artists, expert marketers and strategists. We’re well-funded, growing quickly and on a mission to reinvent an entire industry. If you’re a team player who refuses to settle for the industry standard, we want you. Welcome to your new daily Ritual.
Ritual is looking for a Research Scientist to join our R&D team. The position will support our ingredient research, claims development and product innovation programs. In this role you’ll apply your training and experience in scientific research for developing claims as well as new products. This is a great opportunity for someone with a track record in research to join a small (but rapidly expanding) organization and take on responsibilities that are key to our continued growth.

What You'll Do

    • Evaluate scientific research on ingredients used in dietary supplements and personal care products.
    • Conduct literature-based research and examine all evidence available to substantiate ingredient/product claims for dietary supplements and personal care products.
    • Interpret science from human, animal and cell studies and evaluate the quality of research design and endpoints to substantiate ingredient/product claims.
    • Manage internal substantiation documents and technical reports.
    • Translate scientific research into technical insights that enable effective consumer messages in alignment with FTC/FDA regulatory guidelines.
    • Proactively stay on top of key nutrition and regulatory trends that can unlock growth opportunities for our business in product, ingredient or communications initiatives.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional partners such as Marketing, Regulatory Affairs, Quality, and Legal.

Who You Are

    • Research-focused. You are able to read, analyze and translate research studies and navigate appropriate databases (Pubmed, Google Scholar, Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database).
    • Detail-oriented. You love to be in the weeds when it comes to science. You are not only willing to drive claims development and substantiation, but you’re excited by this.
    • Analytical. Your decisions are always supported by thoughtful data and support.
    • Adaptable. As a company in high-growth mode, our processes, product offerings and partners are constantly evolving. We need someone who can not only adapt to change but drive it and help the company adapt.
    • Empowered. You bring solutions. Challenge the status quo. You have the courage to take an unpopular stance.

What You Need

    • Education: MS or higher in Nutritional Science, Public Health or relevant science degree. Equivalent experience also accepted.
    • Experience: 2+ years in an academic or industry research environment, vitamin and dietary supplement or personal care product experience strongly preferred.
    • Strong background in general metabolism, nutritional biochemistry, or physiology.
Why Ritual?
Since launching in October 2016, Ritual has grown to be a cultural revolution in the health industry. We’re not about pseudoscience, half-truths or health fads. We are simple, effective and backed by real science. We also have some pretty great benefits & perks, including...
Equity participation
Unlimited PTO - 10 days minimum to keep you fresh“Ritual First Fridays” - Entire company works from home first Friday of each month
401k + company match (up to 4%)
3 months paid maternity/paternity leave and we cover health insurance during any additional time taken under protected baby bonding time off
Catered lunch two days per week
Specific baby days in the office and a pump room
Dog days in the office
Kombucha/cold brew on tap
Commuter benefits - $100 per month towards public transportation and Uber Pool/Lyft Line
Company offsite events
Periodic private workouts with trainers in-office
Periodic meditation sessions in-office
Homemade breakfast bagel cart in the office once a month
Stocked kitchen: food, drinks, snacks

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