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Senior Nutrition Scientist

Date: Sep 13, 2022

Location: IL, US, 60515

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Performance Nutrition is home of leading brands such as Optimum Nutrition, BSN, Isopure, Think!, Nutramino ABB, Body & Fit, Amazing Grass and SlimFast.  GPN manufactures and markets the full range of performance nutrition and lifestyle products including protein, pre-workout, muscle gainers, ready-to-eat snacks and general health.



Job Summary

The Senior Nutrition Scientist performs evaluation of scientific literature to support claims substantiation and compliance of products for GPN’s global business. This includes identifying and evaluating new ingredients, technologies and products for compliance and efficacy, substantiating marketing claims, and designing and overseeing clinical trials and analyzing the data to evaluate efficacy of products.  You will prepare written recommendations to ensure that ingredient and product claims are scientifically substantiated and detailed according to internal and local regulatory standards.



Essential Functions

  • Perform scientific evaluation of new products, ingredients and technologies to determine viability and application to GPN across various brands and regions. Develop and propose substantiated product claims for use on packaging and other marketing materials.
  • Monitor current scientific literature for new and emerging information in health and nutrition that can be applied to, or result in, new products or claims.
  • Design, manage and implement GPN sponsored clinical studies.
  • Design and write appropriate clinical trial protocols, case report forms, investigator brochures, clinical study reports and clinical sections of regulatory documents.  
  • Analyze and interpret data to develop marketing claims, charts and other scientifically substantiated communications and marketing assets.
  • Collaborate closely with internal teams to support activities necessary for successful commercialization of clinically researched nutritional products.
  • Communicate sound science information (written or oral) within the company and to targeted external groups in order to enhance business initiatives. Serve as the scientific expert to collaborate with various groups within and outside the company to address business needs.
  • Assist in activities related to engagement with academic, industry, and regulatory partners 
  • Attend relevant trade shows and scientific conferences



  • MS in Nutritional Sciences or Related Field with 5+ years industry experience OR PhD with 2+ years postdoc or industry experience preferred
  • Previous clinical research experience including experience with quantitative methods of research design and evaluating new technologies
  • Proficient basic computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.) as well as a working knowledge of various statistical program applications 
  • Knowledge of Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and International Council of Harmonization (ICH) guidelines as applicable 
  • Breadth of technical knowledge and experience in application in functional food/nutritionals/dietary supplement formulation, product, process and platform development and delivery systems 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in New product development/Stage Gate process from Idea through Commercialization. 
  • Understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices and working knowledge of form-specific regulatory requirements (DSHEA, FDA) and certifications (non-GMO, Kosher, Halal, DSVP, etc.) 


Our new sustainability strategy outlines ambitious goals across our three priority areas – carbon, waste and water. Aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, our strategy also commits to Science Based Targets. It is underpinned by the scientific analysis to ensure that Glanbia meets the levels of decarbonisation called for in the Paris Agreement.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago