We currently are seeking a dynamic, strategic, and innovative Principal Nutrition Scientist. This key position will be based in our corporate offices located in Northridge, CA (So. CA).
Serve as an internal and external expert scientist in the field of nutrition science and dietary supplementation. Has a deep understanding of nutrition science, with a particular interest and expertise in probiotics, prebiotics and fibers. Drives scientific thought leadership within the science of probiotics, prebiotics and fibers. Ensure scientific evidence supports product safety and efficacy through scientific due diligence and management of clinical trials. Identify and provide scientific guidance for new products, technologies, and other business initiatives that support business strategies and objectives.
Responsibilities: •Provide scientific analysis/interpretation, due diligence, and technical fortitude for product formulations, labeling and advertising claims, consumer and trade promotions. •Provide scientific foundation for consumer-facing materials and external affairs. •Contribute new ideas that drive consumer health through scientific and technical insights in the field of probiotics or fatty acids. •Actively participate in the new product development process, from discovery, initial feasibility assessment to product qualification, business evaluation and commercialization. •Interface with academic and research institutions to develop early discovery opportunities and product support. •Serve on cross-functional project teams to deliver timely results. •Lead the publication of scientific information in peer-reviewed, trade and consumer-facing journals to align with business priorities and scientific subject matter expertise. •Build and maintain a strong network of scientific advisors and consultants. •Serve as a communicator on nutrition matters as necessary. •Monitor and analyze new scientific information related to dietary supplements and dietary ingredients; disseminate relevant information to key internal stakeholders. Provide nutrition education materials to support Marketing, Consumer Affairs and other departments as needed. •Perform other related duties as assigned.
Master's degree or Doctoral degree in Nutrition Science, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacognosy or relevant science degree.
A Master's degree plus a minimum of 7 years of experience in scientific studies evaluation for product claim development, clinical trial design, development, and execution is required.
A PhD degree plus a minimum of 4 years of experience in scientific studies evaluation for product claim development, clinical trial design, development, and execution is required.
Proven record of accomplishment of presenting and publishing in the field of nutrition sciences is required. Cross-functional collaboration with key internal stakeholders is a requirement.
Requires: •Strong knowledge of physiology and clinical nutrition. •Ability to continually integrate new learning with existing knowledge and communicate to a variety of audiences (scientific peers, consumers, business colleagues, etc). •Demonstrated skills in critical analysis of scientific results, project planning, and computer literacy. •Ability to convey technical issues and productively interact with non-scientists. •Proven record of accomplishment of scientific publications and presentation skills. •Proven excellent oral and written communications skills. •Strong knowledge of pharmacology and pharmacognosy preferred.
General office environment, ability to sit for long periods. Ability to move about an office. A minimum of 10-20% travel via car or plane is expected.
Exposure to disagreeable elements is negligible.
The incumbent must be able to perform this job safely without endangering the health or safety of self or others.
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For more than 45 years, Pharmavite has been a trusted leader in the wellness industry, recognized for providing quality vitamins, minerals and supplements under our Nature Made® brand name.
Who We Are: Our mission is People creating new products for better health worldwide.
What We Do: Our vision is inspiring the healthiest you through more complete nutrition… Wherever you are in life.
As a member of the Pharmavite team, employees enjoy competitive salaries and an exceptional benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, 401K, life insurance, and long term disability coverage. In addition, all employees enjoy our bonus program, educational assistance, credit union membership, substantial discounts on our products, 11 paid holidays per year, and an opportunity to be part of a health/wellness organization.