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Senior Research Associate - Nutrition On-Market Solutions (R&D)

Req # JR - 005347 Location Marsa, Il-Marsa Job Category Research and Development Date posted 12/27/2019

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Senior Research Associate - Nutrition On-Market Solutions R&D

Role and responsibilities

You will be joining a group of technical experts (SMEs) and project managers responsible for the continuity, quality, compliance & profitability of on-market products in the Clinical Nutrition portfolio.

Specifically, you will:

  • Support/manage lifecycle and operational activities for the Clinical Nutrition Solutions On-Market team, such as routine and complex supplier notice of changes (SNCs), change control records, product code obsolescence and product end of life (EOL) activities in addition to general technical administrative tasks.
  • Support/manage market enhancements and operational improvements, in addition to improvement activities associated with the design, manufacturing and control of Nutrition products.
  • Support the metrics system to track the progress of operational activities and critical KPIs. 
  • Adhere to the Quality Systems, understand and apply applicable corporate, divisional and departmental procedures as required.
  • Under minimal supervision, organize, plan and execute product changes in compliance with international regulations and quality standards; coordinate and set up cross-functional team meetings to ensure change execution, problem-solving and decision making.
  • Under minimal supervision, plan and manage project(s) that span multiple disciplines with team, cross functions and regions. Applying a solid understanding of theories/practices including those from other disciplines outside the primary area of expertise.
  • Prepare technical protocols and reports.


  • Relevant technical discipline, preferably a degree in Chemistry/Biology/Pharmaceutics with a broad background in solutions/drug development or applied engineering and the utilization of analytical instrumentation in test methods and process engineering.
  • Good knowledge of:
    • Product development stages and life cycle management: development, stability, clinical, registration, process transfer, production, suppliers, customer service.
    • Design Control documentation and process.
    • Statistical Analysis and/or Lean/Six Sigma tools.
    • International/regional/national regulations and standards.
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, and flexible. A self-starter is imperative.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers.
  • Skilled at presentations within the business/technical community.
  • Technical writing proficiency to author internal reports and scientific papers.
  • Strong human relation skills for group leadership, individual leadership, and project management.
  • Ability to lead, manage and facilitate cross-function/division teams.
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative assessment skills and critical thinking skills in support of analysing and solving complex problems through innovative thought and experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead technical projects through successful outcomes.
  • Ability to design and implement projects/studies outside area of expertise.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and ability to shift gears between projects comfortably.
  • Fluent in English.

Reasonable Accommodations

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