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R&D Principal Scientist, Scientific Affairs - Purchase, NY




Locations: Purchase, NY

Categories: Research & Development


Job Description

R&D Principal Scientist, Scientific Affairs - Pharmacology/Toxicology

The position requires ability and experience to:

  • Provide professional scientific assessments on the safety of ingredients and contaminants in a time-sensitive manner.
  • Generate and apply various types of data (Quantitative Structure Activity Relationship modeling and dietary exposure assessments) to assess the safety of new ingredients, manufacturing processes and packaging materials throughout the product development process from sensory trials to launch in the marketplace.
  • Critically review, summarize, and validate scientific publications to assess weight of evidence and provide input into the design of corroborating safety studies.
  • Demonstrated ability in creating collaborative relationships with cross-functional colleagues and in interpreting, applying and translating complex scientific data (i.e., analytical and toxicological) for practical business use.
  • Work to identify and manage emerging issues through active participation in internal PepsiCo task forces and external trade associations such as the American Beverage Association (ABA), the Flavor Extracts Manufacturers Association (FEMA) and the International Technical Caramel Association (ITCA).
  • Develop core curriculum for the Global R&D community on how safety assessments are conducted for food ingredients and contaminants


  • Doctorate in toxicology, pharmacology, or related life sciences; exceptional candidates with M.S. degrees in these fields will also be considered
  • Industry experience of 3 - 5 years in the consumer product goods industry is highly preferred
  • Expertise in the conduct of systematic literature reviews an safety assessments for food contact materials (i.e., packaging) considered to be a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret wide-ranging types of scientific data and to communicate clearly and concisely with detailed knowledge as required for different business customers
  • Knowledge and application of the U.S. FDA - Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) process as well as Prop 65 is highly desirable
  • Enhanced understanding of the global scientific arena and public perception challenges faced by our global food businesses is a plus

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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Job Ref: 125143BR


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