We’re a leader in the pet care industry, which means we’re not only ahead in volume, profit and market share, but our associates dare to Stand Taller. We innovate new products, impart new agilities into existing processes, constantly advance pet nutrition, and always pay it forward in the form of service for our communities and families. Are you up for the dare?
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We’re working on innovative foods and formulas that rival healthcare, pharma, human food, and tech companies around the world—foods and formulas that can extend the lives and cognitive function in maturing dogs and cats. We’re developing ways to improve the vision of cats and minimize pet allergies through quality nutrition. We were the first ever to extrude dry dog food and we’re backed by a lengthy list of patents—a portfolio of industry firsts.
Over 500 scientists make everything we think about come to life. We’re nutritionists, chemists, immunologists, microbiologists, veterinarians, and the alike. But what we do stretches far beyond our titles. It’s a dare we accepted from the very beginning – the dare to ‘Stand Taller’.
Lead and support applied clinical nutrition research projects for Nestlé Purina Petcare R&D. As a Senior Nutritionist Veterinary, you will use your deep technical understanding and scientific knowledge along with strong communication and presentation skills to develop new technologies and provide expertise and insights to companion animal nutrition and related health solutions.
Initiate and lead research projects aligned to Nestlé Purina’s strategic areas related to pet health through nutrition
Provide support to projects on what is relevant to pet health and veterinarians (i.e., measures, methods, benefits, claims)
Demonstrate scientific knowledge in clinical nutrition
Leverage veterinary and consumer insights to drive innovation that promotes health and wellness of dogs and cats
Lead and support clinical trials of new technologies and products in a team setting
Stay current in animal nutrition literature and intellectual property, and propose new research approaches, methodologies, and technologies
Support and interface with internal and external stakeholders and the Purina Institute to share research findings, answer questions, and advise for external communications
Publish research in peer-reviewed journals, present at key industry conferences, and participate in Nestlé Purina-sponsored symposia to introduce innovations
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent and licensed in at least one state in the US
2+ years experience designing, managing, and publishing clinical research in companion animal nutrition
Diplomate of ACVIM-Nutrition or ECVCN Diplomate is preferred
PhD in nutrition or related field (physiology, clinical sciences, endocrinology, biochemistry) is preferred
The reason we're so invested in the quality of our food is because we love pets as much as you do. You'll find pets in our homes, and even sitting by our feet as we work in our offices.
Our passion for pets goes beyond pushing pet nutrition forward, and into forging partnerships in the pet welfare world and raising awareness of what pets truly need. After all, we've seen firsthand how powerful the bond with a pet can be, and the many unique ways that pets can strengthen our families and bring our communities closer.
Because we want dedicated and passionate employees on our team, we make sure that Purina is a great place to work. You can tell from the moment you walk in the door that our world revolves around pets, whether you're seeing the art on the walls or the many cats and dogs that employees bring to work every day.
Our quest to drive pet nutrition forward and conduct industry-leading research on the wellbeing of pets pushes our company to do more year after year. We work hard for your pets every day, and we love doing it.