Posted: May 24, 2021

Senior Scientist

Salary: Monthly
Application Deadline: Jun 23, 2021


The Senior Scientist in Research as part of the Nutrition Innovation team will be responsible for the development of short and long-term strategies to deliver new technologies, new products, and product improvements, or product claims that provide a competitive advantage to Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Identify, evaluate and champion new, patentable and innovative technologies that can be used in development of new and improved products for pets.
  • Partner with manager/director to develop and refine research strategy to establish clear deliverables for identification and evaluation of new technologies. Ensure strategy delivers a pipeline of technology options for short term and long term commercialization.
  • Provide expertise integrating basic scientific data (e.g. biochemical, genomic, metabolomics data) with clinical outcomes. Integrate consumer and veterinary insights into the research program strategy.
  • Maintain familiarity with the latest developments in appropriate areas of genomics and genetics so that new products and product improvements reflect the true “state of the art.”
  • Design, analyze summarize and write final reports of data from internal and outside research studies and make presentations to management and cross-functional Hill’s groups especially Product Development, Clinical Studies, and Marketing.
  • Simultaneously manage multiple projects, project budgets, time-lines and be accountable for deliverables.
  • Cultivate relationships with researchers and clinicians outside of Hill’s to provide expertise, ideas and technologies that fill gaps.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions.


Education/ Experience Requirements:


Basic qualifications:

  • PhD in nutrition (human or animal), physiology, biochemistry, or related field.
  • 8 + years of post-graduate experience in basic or applied science.


Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in canine/feline or human nutrition or pharmaceutical industry.


Expected Areas of Skills:

  • Proven experience in biochemical, genomic, and metabolic research.
  • Strong technical skills in scientific method utilization, data analysis, and problem-solving.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral).
  • Basic knowledge of nutritional biochemistry.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills to foster cross-functional working relationships throughout Hill’s and external organizations.