Scientific Affairs Senior Scientist

  • Location
    Batley, West Yorkshire
  • Salary
    £ 33000 - £ 49000 / Year
  • Category
    Science - Food Science & Technology
  • Job type
    Contractor
  • Industry
    Science
  • External Reference
    130721

Key Responsibilities -



  • Assist in the implementation of the Health & Nutrition programme forPetcare Europe:

    • Collaborate in the development of brand strategies and communications

    • Provide and champion the inclusion of pet insights into R&D led projects for both dog and cat portfolios



  • Develop science-based positions and provide guidance to the business on health and nutrition challenges. Provide support including, but not limited to:

    • Monitoring of consumer group testing programmes

    • Communicating internally to manage outcomes of such testing programmes where possible e.g. evaluating recipes vs. testing criteria, advising R&D of required recipe amendments.



  • Contribute to the identification and interpretation of the emerging scientific environment.

  • Monitor, interpret and communicate developments in science and nutrition, and assesses their impact upon the business to:

    • Maintain and prioritise a pet centric approach

    • Ensure business freedom to operate is not unnecessarily constrained



  • Develop/maintain an external network of key opinion formers, academics and others that can help influence Mars' standing in the scientific arena.

  • Deliver scientific and nutrition expertise and training for R&D and other departments

  • Support the Scientific Affairs Snr Scientist in nutritional/health risk assessments in conjunction with WCPN e.g. in response to incidents or complaints relating to the European Petcare product portfolio

  • Act as contact point betweenWCPN and R&D as appropriate.

    • Coordinate exchange of needs/knowledge on nutrition with WCPN research teams




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