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Senior Assistant Scientist Developmental Physiology

29/05/2018 Utrecht, Utrecht, NL

Would you like to create and deliver world class science that helps us to understand the role of nutrition in healthy growth and metabolic development?  Are you passionate about developmental physiology and using in-vivo and ex-vivo models and tools to support us in this?

The role of Senior Assistant Scientist is positioned in the Global Center of Excellence for Metabolism and Growth and will report into the Team Leader Nutritional Programming. As a Senior Assistant Scientist you will work on multiple research projects a year from start to finish, where lab work and desk work is almost equally spread. The role is part of a cross functional team, with many internal and external connections. You will support and execute high standard studies, develop publications and contribute to the translation of discovery science into innovations.

Other key responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize, design and perform research in pre-clinical in-vivo models
  • Statistical testing and data analysis
  • Develop science to support the storytelling for new innovations
  • Provide scientific expertise to other team members and/or colleagues
  • Effectively support collaborative projects with internal and external partners, a.o. academic groups
Your Mission: Drive and execute high standard and complex in-vivo studies, from start (protocol development, DEC applications) to finish (reporting) according to international standards and law.

We are looking for an Senior Assistant Scientist with:

  • A HBO/Bachelor or Master degree in Life Sciences, Nutrition, Physiology or Biomedical Science
  • Around 1-2 years of experience running in-vivo research
  • Experience in lab-related tasks to support new concept generation in the field of Nutritional Programming
  • Good understanding of Article 9 or 12 or comparable
  • Experience in scientific writing

In order to be successful in the role of Senior Assistant Scientist Developmental Physiology you have excellent communication skills in Dutch and English to interact with internal stakeholders at Danone Nutricia Research and with external stakeholders, such as universities. Additionally you are a strong, pro-active professional, who can work independently within a complex and multinational environment. Furthermore you are an open and transparent team player with a passion for science and discovery.

About Danone & Our Mission

Danone is a multinational food company dedicated to bringing health through food to as many people as possible. This mission guides our 2.250 “Danoners” in the Netherlands and more than 100.000 worldwide on an everyday basis.

Nutricia Research is part of Danone. R&D is an important basis of the work we do in nutrition and health. We collaborate with partners, for example in academia, suppliers and healthcare, we aim to identify new nutritional intervention opportunities and develop innovative product forms. Our largest innovation center is located in Utrecht Science Park, the Netherlands. It is a state-of-the-art center for the development of new nutritional product concepts for Early Life Nutrition and Advanced Medical Nutrition. We create products that provide clinically proven health benefits to vulnerable consumers – infants, toddlers, expecting mothers, the elderly and patients.

Are you the Senior Assistant Scientist we are looking for?

If you are interested, please apply before June 11th 2018 via the 'apply' button. If you have any questions about the position or the recruitment procedure, please contact:

Joyce van der Burg
Global Recruiter