Nestle Senior Scientist- Nutrition Translation in Bridgewater, New Jersey

Nestl Health Science (NHSc) is a company on a mission and on the move, motivated by the opportunity to forge a major therapeutic role for nutrition in the management of health and establish a new industry between food and pharmaceuticals. The two elements of the equation are simple; societies are ageing and age and lifestyle related diseases are spiraling. Needs are growing for safe, effective and cost-effective solutions. At the same time, scientific understanding of health, disease and the potential of nutrition as an integral part of managing health and disease is growing.

Nestl Health Science , a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Nestl Group, was created in 2011 to be a leader in these developments and make things happen. We have over 3,000 employees around the world with a wide mix of capabilities from bio-medical engineers

Position Summary:

The position s goal is to translate scientific and clinical / consumer insights into nutrition solutions for consumers and patients, with specific medical or unmet needs the successful outcomes of the role will be to support product innovation through the ownership of nutritional profile design, including Nutritional Foundation, and scientific substantiation of key product features. The position will responsible for managing small to medium Category 1 ideation projects within the Research & Development pipeline.

Key Responsibilities:

-Evaluate scientific information from all available sources (new ingredients, literature) for the purpose of generation of concepts for innovation of new offerings for Consumer Care and/or Medical Nutrition Business Areas.

-Identify, engage and collaborate with internal and external experts to leverage the best science available.

-Prepare scientific substantiation of nutritional profile toward successful launch (e.g., fact books, health claim dossiers)

-Collaborate with patent attorney to support offensive and defensive patent activities of key competitors.

-Responsible to follow and uphold all Food Safety, Food Quality, Occupational Safety, Health and Environment policies and procedures as pertains to role.


Education and Work Experience Requirements:

-5-7 years demonstrated experience within business area

-Doctorate or equivalent in nutrition or other closely related fields (physiology, etc.)

Knowledge of:

Nutrition science

Clinical nutrition

Food science

Medical Science

Preferred Skills

Registered Dietitian (preferred)

Project Management

Nutritional needs of Growth and Development

General IP knowledge

Public Health and Clinical Nutrition Practice Guidelines

Business Acumen

Quality Verbal and Written Communications Skills

In addition to the above , you have to demonstrate your ability to work constructively with everyone who contributes; to be open to fresh ideas and leverage diversity of backgrounds and experiences; and to act with integrity. You also have to demonstrate your ability to focus on what matters and make choices; to deliver against clear, actionable and measurable priorities, and to work with a lean and nimble mindset. Finally, you will have to demonstrate your ability to challenge the status quo and to help us change the way people view nutritional therapies in health management, with a can-do attitude and passion.

The Nestl Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

Category: Research and Development, Nestle Health Science