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Job ID:  44405
Date:  Jul 21, 2021
Job function:  Research & Development
Experience level:  Experienced Hire
Business:  DSM Nutritional Products

Lead Scientist Early Life Nutrition - Parsippany, NJ

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. 


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DSM Nutritional Products bring stunning science and bold progress to the market.  Come join us!  We’re #hiring for a key role in the Global Nutrition and Science Advocacy team:

Lead Scientist Early Life Nutrition (ELN)

Location: Parsippany NJ/NY Metro area


Bring your passion.  Build the future.

Does the idea of finding sustainable solutions that benefit human nutrition and health resonate?  We seek a lead scientist with early life nutrition experience to lead the global Nutrition Science & Advocacy (NSA) efforts for the ELN segment of our business, which includes infants, young children, children and maternal nutrition and health.  The Lead Scientist develops scientific substantiation for the nutritional suitability and health benefits of DSM ingredients and solutions, and advocates for science-based value propositions related to early life nutrition.  There is a strong focus on nutritional lipids, human milk oligosaccharides (HMO) and micronutrients. It’s a role with a deep science focus and a dynamic job – are you ready for something new?


Come help us improve the lives of mothers, infants, and children, and create value for our customers through positioning innovative solutions and showcasing the scientific power of DSM Nutritional Products.  You’ll report directly to the VP and Segment Science Lead, Global NSA.


You’ll be responsible to:

  • Lead Global Nutrition Science & Advocacy (NSA) activities related to the ELN segment
  • Collaborate with global and regional marketing & business teams, regional NSA colleagues, and other key internal stakeholders (R&D, Innovation, Regulatory) to set strategy and help drive the ELN business
  • Develop scientific substantiation for messaging and claims using an evidence grading approach
  • Create and implement communication and advocacy strategies and materials to enhance awareness of the health benefits of DSM ingredients and solutions in the ELN segment
  • Develop relationships with thought leaders and collaborators in the academic, non-profit, and corporate sectors


Get the reward to match your passion

Working for DSM means the opportunity to really contribute to improve people’s lives and solving the challenges of today’s world. Challenging jobs, career opportunities and an inspiring environment allow you to enhance your personal development. DSM recognizes that the on-going success of the company depends on the continued development and engagement of our employees and pursues a fair and competitive remuneration policy, recognizing individual and team competencies and performance. 


At DSM, we Do Something Meaningful.


This position is included in the Hybrid Working model at DSM, where you will be in the office part time and work from your home in NJ/NY metro area the balance of the week.  You need to be a commutable distance to the Parsippany office.


What we look for in you

We want a technically experienced and collaborative individual who is looking for their next  opportunity, eager to step up and execute.  If you can develop and advocate for scientifically substantiated value propositions for early life/infant solutions, we need you at DSM.


You will function successfully on cross-functional teams, within a fast-paced, matrixed, international organization to be successful in this role.


If you are able to work collaboratively with diverse functions and team members, you are welcome here.  If you’re passionate about health, wellness and getting the best out of people without hierarchy, we need you here – we want you here.  Would it motivate you to be part of an organization that creates healthier, brighter lives for all?  This is YOUR opportunity!


What we like to see in your experience:

  • PhD in Nutrition Science or related area
  • Strong scientific expertise in early life nutrition, with emphasis on nutritional lipids, HMOs, micronutrients, and other functional ingredients.  Expertise in general nutrition, biochemistry, experimental design, statistics.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience including leadership and science advocacy, primarily within the early life/infant nutrition industry
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and leverage scientific evidence in human nutrition to support benefit messaging and achieve business goals.  Familiarity with evidence grading frameworks for messaging substantiation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with exceptional scientific writing ability
  •  Willingness to travel, including internationally


About DSM Nutritional Products HNHBright Science. Brighter lives.

At DSM we advocate healthy, enjoyable and accessible food and nutrition solutions for all, produced and consumed, respecting the limits of our planet. We’re one of the world’s leading producers of vital nutrients like vitamins, carotenoids, nutraceuticals and nutritional lipids.  We also provide personal care solutions.  We seek to be an innovative, purpose-led partner powered by experts to deliver science-backed nutrition and health products and quality customized solutions.


Watch a video to see who we are:  https://youtu.be/xuis7TpkbtQ



DSM NA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. DSM is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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