Nutrition Scientist


National Starch Llc

Bridgewater, NJ

(posted 01/14/2011)

Job Description:

National Starch has an excellent opportunity for a Nutrition Scientist in its global innovation nutrition group located at our corporate headquarters in Bridgewater, NJ. National Starch is a world-leader in specialty starches and other nature-based ingredients.

You probably encounter our products every day in many types of foods and beverages and a wide range of consumer products. Our customers include major players in industry, including not only the world´s largest food companies but also the most creative and dynamic. Because we produce specialties, we have a continuing drive for innovation and an intimate knowledge of our markets. That means that we value creativity, technical competence, diverse thinking and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Primary Function and Scope of Role: Senior level technical track position requiring experience in clinical nutrition research as it relates to the development of nutritional ingredients. This position requires strong program and project management skills with a high level of competence in communication and networking. Broad knowledge of nutrition science and the design and conduct of clinical nutrition research is essential.

Key Responsibilities and Activities: Manage external clinical nutrition research program - Serve as primary contact to external research partners and assist in identification of potential new research partners. Manage ongoing research activities with external parties including execution of confidentiality agreements and contracts, development and approval of research protocols and IRB documents, and review of publications. Devise and implement new protocols and procedures for provision of ingredient samples to external research partners and collaborators. Manage nutrition science information - Manage database of internally and externally generated publications, patents, presentations and documents to support the needs of the nutrition sciences group and business units. Review current EndNote database and devise and implement strategy for incorporating existing relevant information, and updating with new information as it arises. Devise strategy for sharing access to database with nutrition sciences group and business units. Nutrition science communication and support - Assist nutrition sciences group and business units in the development of communication materials that support sales, marketing, regulatory affairs, and internal training programs. Assist in staffing of company booth at ingredient trade shows and scientific conferences. Assist in the creation and delivery of PowerPoint presentations to external customers and internal audiences. External nutrition science activities - Keep abreast of advances in nutrition science as it relates to business needs. Function as a representative of the company in key scientific meetings and conferences by presenting talks and posters and attending scientific sessions. Network within nutrition science community and represent interests of the company in trade associations and scientific organizations.

Department Description: Geographic Regions/Territory Covered: Support global National Starch Food Innovation business. Number of Direct Reports: None Internal/External Key Contacts: Internal technical and business teams. External research partners, academic community and customers.

Selection Criteria:

1. PhD degree in Nutrition or related field, with 6 to 9 years experience.

2. Direct experience conducting human clinical research.

3. Familiarity with experimental design, statistical analysis, and interpretation of research results.

4. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

5. Strong oral presentation skills.

Full Time

Salary: base & bonus eligible

To submit your interest, please forward your resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please include Job # NA55 in the subject line. North America Careers National Starch LLC 10 Finderne Ave. Bridgewater, NJ 08807

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