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R&D Principal Scientist, Food Safety & Regulatory Affairs Job

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Date: Apr 23, 2012

Location: Valhalla, NY, USA

Role:
Principal Scientist will facilitate Food Safety & Regulatory Affairs' (FSRA) technical partnerships and scientific support to the global foods and beverages Research and Development (R&D) Innovation & Growth programs. This includes interfacing with Long-Term Research (LTR) and Product Development (PD). This position will partner with global, cross-divisional, and cross-functional initiatives, providing scientific guidance on the safety of ingredients and product design, as well as claims evaluations.

Accountabilities:

The position requires ability and experience to:

 

 

         Establish systems and processes to evaluate the safety of food ingredients and contaminants

 

         Write position statements and/or responses to inquiries about the science behind comments from non-governmental organizations, national authorities, or other entities (such as state or local regulatory authorities) on various subjects (i.e., risk assessment, safety concerns, etc. for substances used by the business).

 

         Provide clear scientific assessments and recommendations for emerging issues in the food industry.

 

         Critically review, summarize, and validate scientific publications to assess health claim totality and weight of evidence and provide input into the design of corroborating studies.

 

         Develop course work for the Global R&D University.

 

         Have an understanding of predictive toxicology to provide support to LTR by applying or overseeing the use of software programs such as OECD Toolbox, Multicase and/or DEREK to screen and prioritize chemical substances for further toxicological evaluation.

 

         Apply knowledge of biological receptors and constructs to support to LTR.

 

         Develop and coordinate processes that will create a global scientific affairs network that secures inputs not only from internal teams across the regions but also from external sources.

 

         Enhance open and effective cross-functional relationships with Regulatory Affairs, Food Safety, Nutrition, and other relevant functions and stakeholders.

 

 

Responsibilities:

 

 

         Establish systems and processes to provide authoritative responses to time-sensitive issues.

 

         Provide insight and foresight to navigate scientific hurdles facing technology developments of Innovation & Growth projects.

 

         Provide insightful, timely strategic input on the safety evaluation and/or scientific substantiation of health statements and claims throughout the stage gates from ideation to product development.

 

         Drive the scientific analysis for the "passport to product" dossiers to assure smooth transition and execution for a product launch.

 

         Establish relationships with scientific and regulatory affairs and food safety teams in business units and sectors, with R&D project leaders, and with other key contacts as required across functions.

 

         Drive results on labeling and claims initiatives by working with Nutrition and R&D on common areas, and also to influence public perception.

 

         No budget or management responsibilities.

 

         Act as the interface between Scientific Affairs and global R&D project leaders in LTR, PD, the Law Dept., business units, external consultants, FSRA leadership, and scientific and regulatory affairs teams from the sectors.

 

         Provide FSRA support for Global Scientific Affairs initiatives

 

 

Knowledge and Experience:

 

 

         Doctorate in toxicology, pharmacology, or related life science, or chemistry if having sufficient experience in QSAR, risk assessment, exposure assessment, or other relevant area.

 

         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 of QSAR, exposure assessment, risk assessment, or metabolism.

 

         Ability to establish a good rapport and influence with colleagues across functions and divisions, including an ability to collaborate with international operations.

 

         Teaching experience highly preferred

 

         Project management skills.

 

Equal Opportunity Employment M/F/D/V

Ref: 12941BR


Nearest Major Market: White Plains
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City
Job Segments: Chemical Research, Chemistry, Compliance, Engineering, Food Safety, Law, Legal, Product Development, Project Manager, Quality, R&D, Regulatory Affairs, Research, Research Scientist, Safety, Science, Scientific, Scientist, Service, Technology, Toxicology

 

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