job summary: We are the #1 HR Services Company in the world and we are sourcing for a Sr. Research Scientist in the greater Los Angeles, CA area. The ideal candidate will be passionate about ensuring the sound science of our nutrition products, along with developing relevant and meaningful product and program solutions that address key customer needs in the health and wellness space. This is a direct hire position and can start immediately. location: Buena Park, California job type: Permanent salary: $115,000 - 130,000 per year work hours: 8 to 4 education: Masters responsibilities: What's special about this team: The Health Seekers Platform is a cross-functional product development team comprised of formulation, process engineering, package engineering, and nutrition investigations. The team's work focuses on innovation and delivery of new products for our targeted product platform and the 40+ age segment -vision health, bone health, immunity, etc. Working with this technical team, you will develop with an open innovation mindset, working both internally and through external partnerships to offer creative & engaging product offerings. Your teamwork will continue to position the team as the leading direct selling company in the world by offering innovative product solutions for our targeted nutrition category. You will add energy and inspiration to a strong technical team! What's special about this role: As a Senior Nutrition Research & Clinical Investigator on this team, you will evaluate scientific research to support the Nutrilite global product portfolio and provide scientific credibility to differentiate Nutrilite products from competitors. Your role will require you to work on front end research, helping to identify relevant mechanisms of action and outcomes, and to partner with internal teams and/or external partners to advance ingredient and product technologies. If clinical studies are warranted, you will develop protocols, identify the appropriate CRO or academic partner, oversee study execution and results analysis, and then translate the results into consumer-friendly and regulatory acceptable claims and stories which support the efficacy of our products. Your background in both nutrition science and clinical research will be showcased in the role. Your work will maintain the high credibility of the Nutrilite brand and will offer a highly visible role, providing patent and publication opportunities, in addition to the ability to travel globally, meeting and sharing expert insights about Nutrilite products, nutrition, and health. If you have a passion for health and wellness, enjoy translating complex nutrition science into efficacious, experiential products, and the ability to share your expertise with clients and customers around the world, this role can offer a strong platform to spotlight your talent! qualifications: Required qualifications: Minimum 3 - 6 years of experience in nutrition research and product claim substantiationAdvanced degree (MS or PhD) in Bioscience, Nutrition Science, or related scientific disciplineProven exposures incorporating functional botanicals and botanically derived bioactives into product profile designAbility to translate complex scientific and technical concepts into consumer appropriate language, ideally with compelling visuals, to enable communication and understanding of the science underlying the productInterpersonal skills to influence and inspire both internal and external audiencesExperience leading clinical studies in an industry setting is helpfulBasic understanding of global regulations in the nutraceutical industry is preferredIndustry awareness with knowledge of trends and innovation desiredRD (Registered Dietician) Certification, ACRP (Association of Clinical Research Professionals) Certification, or naturopathic background helpful skills: Biology, Food Product Development Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.EOEDisclaime For certain assignments, Covid-19 vaccination and/or testing may be required by Randstad's client or applicable federal mandate, subject to approved medical or religious accommodations. Carefully review the job posting for details on vaccine/testing requirements or ask your Randstad representative for more information.