Nutrition Associate Scientist (Nestlé Purina)



Nutrition Associate Scientist

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

Nestlé Purina Research and Development Center, Amiens, France Permanent role

This Scientist position is responsible for supporting nutrition aspects in innovation and renovation of products/systems/claims/protocols/models from inception through commercialization. The role requires application of 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 supporting fundamental and applied nutrition research (internal and external to Purina) to provide new nutrition claims and to support advances in PetCare Nutrition Platform areas.

Key responsibilities

  • Assist in design, execution, interpretation and written documentation of nutrition research studies and product development projects
  • Provide scientific/technical support in nutrition to internal R&D teams and for our external clients
  • Provide support to development of technical dossiers in the area of health, nutrition, and ingredients
  • Contribute to the scientific and technical pipeline and strategy in product development
  • Contribute to the creation of new nutrition concepts/claims, new/improved feeding protocols or new/improved tools for nutrition studies

Education and experience

  • Minimum MSc degree in nutrition (preferably in animal nutrition), Food science, veterinary science, plus 2 years experience in animal/pet nutrition research in academia or industry
  • Strong background and knowledge in one or more of the following areas : nutrition, physiology, biochemistry, genetics
  • Ideally with experience in the design and execution of nutrition studies
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)
  • Exposure to working in a cross-functional, international team environment would be a plus

Show us that you have the ability manage projects with strong leadership skills, transition research into industrial application, manage multiple projects/priorities simultaneously, and utilize knowledge in nutrition to enable you to contribute to our success and the scope of a Nutrition Research Scientist and apply in English at