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Nutrition Scientist

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Your role

As Nutrition Scientist, your role will be responsible for studying food's chemical composition, the reactions that occur during processing, production, and storage, and the implications for dog and cat's nutrition and health. Responsibilities will include researching and understanding the design of new raw materials and new ingredients, and testing them in vitro or in vivo on our HQ in Barcelona within the R&D and Operations team.

What you will do

Reporting to the Research Manager, the position involves the following responsibilities:
* Manage research projects within Affinity research programs and budget, developed internally or contracted with Universities or research centers.
* Work on developing food and ingredient science, preparing Nutrition guidelines and technical positions of the company
* Establish and maintain partnerships with research international institutions and key opinion leaders
* Present Affinity scientific communications to scientific congresses and journals
* Support Technical Communication in passing the information from research projects to the new product development team and marketing.

What we are looking for

* University Degree in Biochemical / Vet / Biology & a PhD related to pet nutrition, molecular biology, or food science.
* At least three scientific research papers.
* Demonstrated good knowledge of in vitro trials methodology and designing research projects or Nutrition science (food and ingredients/nutrition/process and health).
* At least 2 years working in an Industry Company.
* Desirable experience in petfood nutrition business.
* English is a must. French or Italian are highly desirable.
* Not necessarily living in Spain, but willing to be in Barcelona (at least one week per month)

What we offer

* Hybrid working model
* Flexible working hours
* Affinity University platform:
* Professional development opportunities to employees at a different stage of their careers, acknowledging diverse career paths.
* Pet-friendly office
* Celebrations & Fun

We cultivate an inclusive culture that celebrates diversity. We firmly believe that embracing a variety of perspectives is integral to both our company's success and the strength of our team. That's why we are committed to providing equal opportunities for all.

Our Company

(COMPANY NAME) is more than an international petfood company. For over 60 years, we have been dedicated to nourishing healthy bonds between dogs, cats, and people to make the world a better place.
We are very proud of our innovative brands which include: Ultima, Advance, Brekkies, Nature's Variety, Nature's Menu, Natural Trainer, Libra and more. Currently, we are over 1,200 professionals working for this purpose from Barcelona, Paris, Milan, and London, as well as 4 production sites through which we supply the 70+ countries where our brands have a presence.

So, what are you waiting for? Join our team to leave your footprint!

Want to know more about us?

Follow us on LinkedIn to get the newest updates and job opportunities. You can also follow us on Instagram to learn more about life at Affinity and hear from our team

Source: Company website
Posted on: 16 May 2024
Industry: Food / Beverage / Tobacco
Languages: English
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