Principal Scientist - Nutritional Translation

Nestle   •  

Bridgewater, NJ

Industry: Food & Beverages


8 - 10 years

Posted 58 days ago


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 selected individual will provide results via initiating and driving medium to large/ complex knowledge building projects or project business activities. In addition will seek out and gather internal and external scientific discoveries and link with deep clinical insights with the goal to translate into proprietary, differentiated, medical nutrition solutions for consumers and patients, with specific medical needs. Success in the role will be determined by the outcomes produced through the promotion of actively promoting cross fertilization between within and outside the organization to accelerate innovation. Will support product innovation through ownership of nutritional profile design, including Nutritional Foundation and scientific substantiation of key product features.


Experience and Education Requirements:

7 plus years of demonstrated experience within business area

PHD or equivalent in nutrition or other closely related fields

Demonstrated and prior Knowledge of:

            Nutrition science

            Clinical nutrition

            Food science

             Medical Science


Preferred Skills

Registered Dietitian (preferred)

Project management

Strong Business Acumen

In-Depth understanding of Clinical Nutrition Practice Guidelines

Mentoring Skills in a Business/ Science Environment

Demonstrated Relationship management skills

Job Number 17004364