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Research Scientist - Adult Nutrition Science R&D, Scientific & Medical Affairs - Nutrition - Columbus, OH

Company: Abbott Laboratories
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Research Scientist - Adult Nutrition Science R&D, Scientific & Medical Affairs

Our nutrition business develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands - including Similac, PediaSure, Pedialyte, Ensure, Glucerna and ZonePerfect - to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.

Our location in Columbus, OH, currently has an opportunity for a Research Scientist - Adult Nutrition Science R&D. In Research & Development (R&D) our ambition is providing innovative high-quality products, creating sustainable value, delivering superior user experience and enhancing health outcomes at all stages of life

The Research Scientist - Adult Nutrition Science R&D will function as a Subject Matter Expert (SME): nutrition and clinical science expertise to translate complex science and research into compelling product claims and scientific messaging; communicate the science and product benefits to both internal and external audiences of varying knowledge levels; remain current in standards of nutrition care and scientific literature; represent Nutrition Science in cross-functional initiatives and programs


  • Design and serve as scientific leader for clinical research conducted according to Good Clinical Practice (GCP), International Conference of Harmonization (ICH), and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements. Provide supervision and guidance for clinical research activities (e.g., protocol development, study implementation, outcomes evaluation, research publications and presentation development) by collaborating with various internal and external groups (Regulatory, Statistics and Principal Investigators).
  • Innovation: Actively engage in product ideation and innovation to build product pipeline; assess new ingredients and technologies; develop clinical research strategy that generates new evidence for new claims, messaging, and publications; engage in clinical research, secondary data analytics.
  • Establish and maintain productive relationships with internal stakeholders (e.g., discovery scientists, product development, commercial (marketing and sales, sales training), public affairs, regulatory) and external stakeholders (e.g., key opinion leaders, customers and consumers).



  • PHD, RDN highly preferred, with minimum 5 years of relevant experience; experience working in a clinical setting highly desired
  • Training in Human Nutrition, Biological Science, Life Sciences or Physiology preferred


  • Communication skills (oral and written). Prepare and deliver nutrition science-based content and presentations to internal and external audiences. Develop and review AN product and science educational materials (e.g., product monographs, training materials, medical justifications, FAQ documents, white papers, scientific backgrounders, as well as manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals.
  • Cross-functional partnership: Serve as SME and nutrition science lead on cross-functional teams, including new product development teams, process improvement, external programs and collaborations.
  • Competitive surveillance: Maintain up-to-date knowledge of competitors' products, ingredients, features, and benefits; claims; educational events.
  • Represent Abbott Nutrition at key conferences or meetings giving scientific presentations, engaging KOLs and actively participating in company-sponsored events and activities.


  • Strong collaborative, project leadership, research, publication/scientific writing skills, excellent oral and written skills required
  • Proven ability to work independently, self-starter, collaborator with global teams and colleagues
  • Ability to work constructively, decisively and collegially with external and internal customers, consumers and key opinion leaders
  • Minimum of 5 years clinical, industry, and/or academic experience that blends science and business preferred


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: www.abbottbenefits.com

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

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