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R&D Life Sciences Associate Principal Scientist

Purchase, NY 10577
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Job Description

Role Summary:

PepsiCo Life Sciences is central to the Companys future and instrumental in innovation, communications, and strategic partnerships. This role will support the scoping and implementation of novel innovation opportunities supported by science and consumer trends. The role will help manage this workstream inclusive of communications to key stakeholders, agency engagement, connectivity of key stakeholders and overall team support. The role will help build a framework for academic partnerships, with a particular focus on North American Universities. The role will also support special projects from the SVP of Life Sciences. The successful candidate will be based in our Purchase, NY office, report to the Director, Platform & Academic Partnerships and will be part of the global Life Sciences team organization with more than 100 associates.

Key responsibilities:

  • Advance the translation of life science to global business partners and other corporate functions to enable portfolio innovation, transformation and science-based business opportunities.
  • Scope of the academic landscape to identify key partners for current and future success of the company.
  • Bring new ways of thinking and working to enable white space opportunities and fluidity between business continuity and future growth.
  • Actively engage with R&D teams to promote novel science and technology opportunities that differentiate PepsiCo products from the competitive landscape.
  • Effectively leverage existing and emerging nutrition/physiology science to provide science-based opportunities and solutions for PepsiCo growth in key areas.
  • Network internally to influence highly matrixed teams and foster communication and sharing of best practices around the globe and across multiple teams.


  • PhD or MSc in Life Science, Nutrition Science or a related field.
  • 3-5 years of experience in translating science to drive business growth.
  • Demonstrated ability in commercially relevant research.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in cross-functional teams, while working together to meet timelines.
  • Excellent interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Flexibility and ability to work with diverse cultural backgrounds, personalities, work styles across various levels of the organization.
  • Use scientific technical expertise for identification and evaluation of trends/ innovations in life science.
  • Proven communication skills with a strong ability to translate life science for both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Deliver nutrition education and training for internal audiences.

Relocation Eligible: Eligible for Standard Relocation
Job Type: Regular

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

Our Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and all other applicable laws, including but not limited to, San Francisco Police Code Sections 4901 - 4919, commonly referred to as the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance; and Chapter XVII, Article 9 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, commonly referred to as the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the available EEO is the Law & EEO is the Law Supplement documents. View PepsiCo EEO Policy

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Posted: 2020-02-27 Expires: 2020-04-19

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Around the world, we're working hard to give people the tastes they crave and the nutrition they need. We dream globally and act locally, constantly innovating to sustain our planet, our people, our communities and our business practices. New markets mean new ways of doing business, and new ways of addressing health concerns, cultural differences and environmental challenges. Every day is an adventure, and an opportunity for personal and professional growth.

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