Nutrition Senior Scientist (Amiens, France)


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Nutrition Senior Scientist (Amiens, France)

Nutrition Senior Scientist (Amiens, France)

"I want to work for a company that thinks global and acts global"

Nestlé Purina Research and Development Center, Amiens, France Undefined period of time contract, act. rate 100%

The mission of our R&D Center in Amiens is to discover and develop innovative solutions leading to products that enrich the lives of pets, delight consumers and strengthen the bond between owners and their pets.
As a Senior Scientist, you will be responsible for managing nutrition aspects in innovation and renovation of products/systems/claims/protocols/models from inception through commercialization. The role requires application of advanced expert nutrition knowledge in order to provide relevant guidance in helping address pet, pet owner and business needs. This requires actively collaborating and networking in the development of project briefs to guide and direct the nutrition specifications for new and renovated products. Similarly, this position is responsible for conducting fundamental and applied nutrition research (internal and external to Purina) in support of new nutrition claims and to support advances in PetCare Nutrition Platform areas.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead research studies and coordinate product development projects with minimal supervision
  • Plan, organize and facilitate nutrition studies in petcare facilities
  • Progress proactively new advances in nutrition technologies into products, services, and communication
  • Organize and lead creative sessions for the creation of new nutrition concepts/claims, new/improved feeding protocols or new/improved tools for nutrition studies
  • Oversee quality of commercial and technical features and raise issues/lead solution-finding discussions
  • Provide technical expertise, assistance and training
Required Profile
  • PhD and/or a veterinary degree Minimum MSc in nutrition, plus 5 years' experience in animal/pet nutrition research in academia or industry.
  • Strong background and knowledge in nutrition, physiology, biochemistry, genetics, with demonstrated ability in the design and execution of nutrition studies
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)
  • Experience conducting fundamental and applied research
  • Exposure to working in a cross-functional, international team environment would be a plus
Show us that you have the ability to manage projects with strong leadership skills. Your capacity to transition research into industrial application and manage multiple projects/priorities simultaneously is what will set you apart among the other candidates. If you wish to utilize your expert knowledge in nutrition to enable you to contribute to our success, please apply in English at

The Nestlé Group is the world's largest food and beverage company with 89,5 billion Swiss Francs in sales in 2016. It is present in 191 countries around the world, has 418 factories and its 328,000 employees are committed to Nestlé's purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives. Its more than 2000 brands range from global icons like Nescafé or Nespresso to local favourites. Company performance is driven by its Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nestlé is based in the Swiss town of Vevey where it was founded more than 150 years ago. Learn more about our Group and reasons to join us on

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