Nutrition Science - Research Scientist

Abbott   •  

Columbus, OH

5 - 7 years

Posted 176 days ago

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At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Founded in 1903 and restructured to focus on innovative nutrition products, the company that evolved into Abbott Nutrition built its reputation on nutritional excellence through solid scientific advances. We are a worldwide leader in nutrition science, research, and development.

Abbott Nutrition is a division of Abbott, the global, broad-based health care company. Every day, our global team of scientists is working hard to discover and develop nutritional and related health care products that advance the quality of life for people of all ages.

Health care professionals and their patients trust us to provide cutting-edge nutrition products that meet changing nutrition needs. And we deliver on their expectations—providing a vast array of nutritional and therapeutic products that help babies and children grow, work to keep bodies strong, and support the unique needs of patients with chronic illnesses.

We are behind some of the world's most trusted names in pediatric, adult, and healthy living nutritional product brands such as:

•Similac® Advance®, Similac Expert Care® Alimentum®, and Similac® Soy Isomil® in infant formulas

•PediaSure® and Pedialyte® for children

•Ensure® and ZonePerfect® for active adults

•Glucerna® for people with diabetes

•EAS® for elite athletes and fitness enthusiasts

Day to day activities may include but are not limited to the following:

Function as a Subject Matter Expert (SME): to nutrition and clinical science expertise to translate complex science and research into compelling product claims and scientific messaging; communicate the science and product benefits to both internal and external audiences of varying knowledge levels; remain current in standards of nutrition care and scientific literature; represent Nutrition Science in cross-functional initiatives and programs; product claims development and substantiation

Establish and maintain internal stakeholder relationships (e.g., platform scientists, product development, commercial (marketing and sales, sales training), public affairs, regulatory), and external stakeholders (e.g., key opinion leaders, customers and consumers) innovate and support the nutrition product portfolio and deliver against business strategies

Innovation and evidence generation: Actively engage in product ideation and innovation to build product pipeline; assess new ingredients and technologies; develop clinical research strategy that generates new evidence for new claims, messaging, and publications; engage in clinical research, secondary data analytics.

Communication skills (oral and written). Prepare and deliver nutrition science-based content and presentations to field sales force, sales training, affiliates, advisory boards, customers, consumers and external key opinion leaders to support the global business strategy. Develop and review AN product and science educational materials (e.g., product monographs, training materials, medical justifications, FAQ documents, white papers, scientific backgrounders, as well as manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals.

Cross-functional partnership: Serve SME and nutrition science lead on cross-functional teams, including new product development teams, process improvement, external programs and collaborations.

Competitive surveillance: maintain up-to-date knowledge of competitors’ products, ingredients, features, and benefits; claims; educational events; understand implications of competitor activities to Abbott Nutrition.  features and benefits and how this relates to Abbott Nutrition line of products

Represent Abbott Nutrition at key conferences or meetings to engage KOLs and actively participate in AN-sponsored events and activities, e.g., Strength Ambassador Program.

Additional responsibilities could include:

Skills/Experience Requirements

Strong collaborative, project leadership, research, publication/scientific writing skills, excellent oral and written skills required

Proven ability to work independently, self-starter, collaborator with global teams and colleagues

Ability to work constructively, decisively and collegially with external and internal customers, consumers and key opinion leaders

Minimum of 5 years clinical, industry, and/or academic experience that blends science and business preferred

Education Requirements

PhD/MS or PhD/MS/RD with minimum 5 years of relevant experience; experience working in a clinical setting highly desired