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Created in 2011 by the world’s leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company, Nestlé Health Science is a unique health science company focused on advancing the role nutrition plays in changing the course of health for consumers, patients and healthcare professionals. Focused on delivering quality-of-life benefits through nutritional solutions, we harness scientific and clinical advances to improve health through managed nutrition. With approximately 3,000 employees around the world and a global presence in about 50 markets, we invite you to impact the future of health with us.

Principal Scientist, Proteins

Job Number 18002156 Company Nestle Health Science Location Bridgewater, New Jersey


Nestlé 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.

Nestlé Health Science, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Nestlé 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 to regulatory specialists, medical delegates (sales force) and health economic experts that reflect our dynamism and intent to create.

Position Summary: The successful candidate will lead and support the development of specific Science and Technology (S&T) Building Blocks enabling the development of innovative new plant and dairy based products as defined in the strategic roadmaps. The key focus area will be on functionalities and properties of proteins, modification thereof by means of processing and their usage in food products. The selected candidate will also provide scientific knowledge in other food related scientific areas to support directly ideation processes, product development and manufacturing, aiming at product and process mastership. Besides category specific developments collaboration with other Nestle experts in the same science area are part of this function.

Key Responsibilities:

- Support science-based innovation for the business:
- Monitor and leverage Science &Technology from internal and external sources

- Generate and document knowledge on food science
- Insource and apply knowledge from external partnerships
- Apply scientific knowledge to support product development and manufacturing, aiming at product and process
- Leverage scientific expertise within Research &Development community (Nestle Research Center, R&D Expert Networks) for the category and support building of cross category S&T roadmaps

-Ensure scientific excellence through exposure to other experts, associations, screening IP and specific training
- Ability to structure and perform S&T projects without detailed supervision
- Ability to present to upper management at S&T days or at external forums


Experience and Education Requirements


BS+MS Food Science

PhD Food Science preferred

Thesis in the area of dairy or plant proteins, topic about their application in food would be preferred; deep knowledge about their functional properties and interaction with other components in a food matrix and how to influence them through processing.

8-10 years practical experience in an R&D environment (industry)



In addition to the above, you have to demonstrate your ability to work constructively within a team, 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 Nestlé Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

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