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R&D Senior Scientist, Nutrition Science Research

Chicago, Illinois
Research and Development

United States - English

Job Description

Auto req ID: 158162BR

Job Description

PepsiCo’s nutrition portfolio is central to the company’s future growth. This position is for a dynamic and engaging person well-trained in nutritional sciences that will drive credibility for PepsiCo as a nutrition company through internal as well as external engagement. Key accountabilities will be to: 1) assist in the development of education and research programs that establish a scientific basis for benefits derived from nutritious foods; 2) translate nutrition science to advance knowledge for the key, modifiable factors that enable healthy lifestyles 3) assist in building a nutrition forward company culture, informed by the latest science.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain an in-depth understanding of ongoing concerns for nutrition and public health through scientific literature reviews, surveillance of public policy initiatives, engagement with key opinion leaders and health professional organizations and analysis of publically available data that focuses on health promotion inclusive of healthier eating
  • Curate published research and write white papers that address the latest science for nutrition benefits of greatest interest from the food categories PepsiCo operates in
  • Create educational and promotional materials for key nutrition benefit platforms, e.g. whole grains, breakfast, heart health etc. Identify ways to leverage these materials with leading academic experts, at conferences/meetings and with trade organizations.
  • Execute external outreach plans for completed Nutrition Sciences research to create awareness among target audiences for the extensive research competency that exists within PepsiCo
  • Contribute to the development and execution of employee engagement programs to elevate awareness for the science behind nutrition recommendations and to create a nutrition forward company culture
  • As needed, provide general support for the global nutrition sciences team


  • Master’s degree in Nutrition or Nutrition Sciences, Ph.D. preferred
  • 5+ years of experience (education and work combined) with some emphasis on translating science for communication or promotional materials
  • Excellent organization, presentation, and communication skills
  • Ability to build relationships, manage conflict and embrace change
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to translate findings into actionable solutions
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Results-oriented, able to complete assignments independently in a timely and accurate manner and the ability to manage multiple, changing priorities

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Regular

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