Manufacturing and Product Development Specialist, Skin Care

Position Summary:

This position is for a manufacturing and product development specialist located in Rochester, MN. This position will combine work in new skincare product development utilizing our unique biologic technology, with supporting manufacturing of skincare products. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in skincare formulation, particularly for high-end anti-aging products. They will also have a background in biologics so they can effectively utilize our proprietary technology when developing new products. This position will also support the lab-scale manufacturing of saleable products. This is a hands-on role within a small team to support both current and future development and manufacturing of cutting-edge skincare products.


  • Lead new product development for skincare products utilizing our propriety key ingredient
  • Assist in the lab-scale manufacturing of key ingredient and formulated skincare products
  • Investigate new ingredients for compatibility and effectiveness
  • Conduct scientific testing for product development, quality release, and stability testing
  • Assist in clinical study preparation including providing scientific background and study design review
  • Assist in the evaluation of new product packaging
  • Provide scientific insight into quality, marketing, and business discussions
  • Develop new laboratory tests
  • Product inventory management and procurement
  • Maintain the laboratory in inspection-ready state.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Skincare Formulation
  • Laboratory Skills
  • New Product Development
  • Self-Starter
  • Ability to work independently
  • Team player
  • Strong technical writing
  • Excellent verbal communication

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • BA or BS in scientific field required.
  • 3 years of skincare product formulation experience
  • 3 years of new product development experience

Rion is a clinical-stage biotechnology company based in Rochester, Minnesota. Rion was founded as a Mayo Clinic Employee Entrepreneurial Program startup company. Rion’s mission is to develop clinically impactful and accessible therapies using innovative regenerative medicine technologies based on extracellular vesicle science. Our proprietary exosome platform has the ability to address significant unmet patient needs in many fields of medicine; accordingly, we are actively pursuing clinical programs in wound healing, cardiovascular diseases, and women’s health. Our ultimate mission is to deliver cutting edge solutions accessible to any patient in need, anywhere in the world.

Rion recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue career path their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

We provide a very competitive compensation package with a unique culture focusing on development and wellbeing of our staff. Below are some of the benefits offered by Rion:

  • Comprehensive benefits package including company equity
  • Health Insurance including PPO or High Deductible Health Plan with Health Savings Account
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • 401K or IRA Retirement Savings
  • Life Insurance options for self, spouse, children
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Parking benefits

Rion is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state and local fair employment practices laws. Rion strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy), gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, genetic information, marital status, AIDS/HIV status, smoker/nonsmoker, and occupational pneumoconiosis or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

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