Pediatric Nutrition Scientist - Research Scientist


: $116,065.00 - $90,950.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Scientific Research

Helaina is a fast-paced startup looking for intensely passionate people excited about advancing synthetic biology for food and beverage products. If you fit this profile, keep reading.

Helaina is committed to the health of infants and their parents. We are revolutionizing infant nutrition through synthetic biology, and we are looking for the right pediatric nutrition scientist to join us.

You will serve as our pediatric nutrition scientist with strong research experience. The successful candidate will join our team that is passionate about women's health, infant nutrition, and synthetic biology-based solutions. You will play a pivotal role in Helaina's product development research team, by contributing your expertise in pediatric nutrition to help shape Helaina's product. Your role will be not only to work on product development research, but you will also help build our product roadmap and establish milestones for development, based on on-going internal research projects.

Prime Responsibilities

Remain current in standards of infant nutrition care and scientific literature

Use literature to engage in product ideation and innovation with the goal of advancing infant nutrition care

Develop clinical research strategy that generates new evidence on composition of breast milk

Maintain up-to-date knowledge of competitors' ingredients and nutritive benefits

Capable of interacting effectively within a multidisciplinary team

Work with collaborative team to develop new product concepts

Work independently and with fellow team members to develop a prototype

There will remain significant opportunity to participate in many other aspects of Helaina's business development

Strong understanding of nutritional biochemistry and physiology


Energetic, creative, and motivated

Self-starting and unafraid of solving challenging problems

Ph.D. RDN (with >2 years of relevant experience) in clinical, industry, and/or academic environment

Training in Human Nutrition, Biological Science, Life Sciences, Physiology, and Biochemistry

Strong research and publication/scientific writing skills

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Ability to deliver on projects and assignments within timeframes and budgets.

Experience performing research and development in an academic or startup setting

Helaina is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Associated topics: dairy, diet, dietary, dietician, exercise, food, nutrition, nutritional, nutritionist, sfs * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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