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About Nestlé health science

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.

Senior Scientist- Nutrition Translation

Job Number 17004359 Company NHSCNPTC 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

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 Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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