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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet® and Science Diet®. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition or Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Senior Scientist

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jun 2, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 93190 - Topeka, Kansas, United States


Are you passionate about clinical nutrition?

Hill's Pet Nutrition invites applications for a Senior Scientist position based at our Topeka, KS location.
Our Senior Scientist provides nutrition expertise for Hill’s initiatives in clinical nutrition and studies. Driven superiority in the area of nutrition is the core of our business strategy. Outstanding nutrition provides benefits for pets and drives product endorsement by the veterinarians. The expert in nutrition needs demonstrated excellence in knowledge of animal or human nutrition, nutrient requirements, and nutritional impacts on health status.

Does this sound exciting to you?
Principal Duties and Responsibilities


  • Serve as Principal Investigator on pet nutrition and clinical studies. Simultaneously manage projects, project budgets, time-lines and resources.
  • Apply nutrition expertise and innovative mindset to help develop new nutrition claims with relevance to pets, pet parents and veterinarians.
  • Ensure that products align with our nutrition philosophy. Integrate scientific findings to meaningful product applications, global nutrition standards, claims and clinical study design.
  • Develop and maintain relationships and effectively interface throughout the business with regular contact with Hill’s research and development scientists and cross functional partners (Regulatory, Legal, Professional Veterinary Affairs and Hill’s Marketing leaders) to provide nutrition input, mentorship, and assistance with claims development.
  • Keep abreast of new nutrition and veterinary medicine findings in order to translate research to product claims. Nurture relationships with researchers and clinicians outside of Hill’s to provide expertise, ideas, capabilities and technologies that fill gaps.
  • Search, read, and critically review published scientific literature in the development and preparation of substantiation/claims dossiers.
  • Effectively communicate through presentations, training material, written technical documentation, substantiation dossiers, nutritional points of view, and reports.
  • Author scientific and clinical study reports, invention records, and manuscripts of scientific work for publication according to.

Education/ Experience Requirements


Basic qualifications:

  • PhD in Animal Nutrition, Nutrition Science, or Human Nutrition with 5 years of experience including dissertation research and  industry in food, feed or nutrition technical roles.
  • Experience in designing, executing and or supervising clinical, feeding studies or nutrition experiments in veterinary or human pharmaceutical, medical or nutritional fields.
  • Experience in animal feed formulation, pet food formulation, or human food design and formulation.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and strong technical writing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills, which foster working relationships throughout Hill’s and external organization

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated understanding of physiology, biochemistry, scientific information gathering, synthesis, and communication.
  • Fundamental knowledge in veterinary science, food processing, food science, regulatory, claims or intellectual property (patents).
  • Recognized as a specialist with strong business savvy.


Expected Areas of Skills

  • Able to work independently with minimal direction and manage projects
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to details
  • Good interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills
  • Experience in applying basic statistical analysis to research studies
  • Good time leadership skills
  • Work within a project team environment
  • Computer proficiency
  • Negotiation skills

We are a results oriented company with a caring culture and work life balance. Apply with us! Come and join our outstanding team! 


Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law

Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. 

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Topeka

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