R&D Life Sciences Sr Scientist

Job Description

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Job Description

Founded in 1985, the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) is committed to helping athletes optimize their health and performance through research and education in hydration and nutrition science. As a part of GSSI, the incumbent of this Senior Scientist role will be responsible for representing GSSI and the PepsiCo Global R&D teams with high standards and in accordance with ethical guidelines for human research and conduct, while also

  • Working with the Senior Principal Scientist to develop and execute the laboratory-based research program at GSSI’s research hub in Barrington, IL
  • Developing protocols for human clinical trials addressing questions related to hydration, exercise physiology, and sports nutrition
  • Leading and/or assisting colleagues in the day-to-day execution of research projects including subject recruiting, screening, scheduling as well as data collection, management, statistical analysis, and writing of internal reports and manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication
  • Collaborating across the wider GSSI team (US and Internationally-based colleagues) on research, innovation, service, and education initiatives

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Masters required, Ph.D. preferred in Exercise Physiology/Kinesiology/Sports Nutrition or related discipline with experience in laboratory research. We would consider a recent Ph.D. graduate that completed a human research-based Ph.D. program within any of the above fields of study
  • Demonstrable knowledge in the areas of exercise physiology, sports nutrition, hydration, and/or metabolism and application in elite sport
  • Three or more years of experience conducting human research (this could include work completed as part of Ph.D. program)
  • Publishing record with experience producing first authored peer-reviewed research highly preferred
  • Demonstrable experience with sport-related data handling and interpretation. An excellent understanding of statistics relating to exercise science highly preferred
  • Experience performing exercise stress tests (including ECG interpretation skills) and VO2max tests highly preferred
  • Must have a pro-active work style, able to multitask, and be flexible to work in a high-performance and ever-changing environment
  • Self-starter with good interpersonal communication skills and ability to work with various personalities and work styles
  • Project management/business management experience preferred
  • Flexibility and willingness for occasional domestic travel (approximately 5-10%) to attend scientific conferences and visit/collaborate with colleagues at GSSI satellite laboratories and for other GSSI or PepsiCo offsite meetings
  • Flexibility and willingness to work during non-traditional hours (e.g., early morning) as needed depending upon research protocol (approximately 15-20%)

Relocation Eligible: Eligible for Standard Relocation
Job Type: Regular


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