Sr. Manager Research & Development - Consumer Health & Nutrition

United States, Morristown (New Jersey)

Today Lonza is a global leader in life sciences. We are more than 15,000 employees in more than 100 locations around the world. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of. 

The Sr. Manager, Research & Development, Consumer Health & Nutrition is responsible for development and execution of all pre-clinical and clinical data in support of nutritional products and technologies, both current and in development. These research and development efforts shall be fully align and support the achievement of the commercial goals of the Consumer Health & Nutrition business unit.

Key responsibilities:

  • Advance development of clinical data
  • Develop study protocols
  • Research, organize and manage 3rd party science vendors
  • As a sponsor, audit CROs and monitor clinical trials
  • Interpret data and publish results
  • Document and manage projects within IPM system/tool
  • Evaluate independently published studies for key ingredients and applications
  • Manage Technical Literature Database for NU BU
  • Provide technical support for IP, Regulatory Registrations
  • Support the development of Sales- and Promotional tools for Nutrition Portfolio
  • Provide technical content of nutrition websites
  • Write and review technical press releases; Editorials for industry publications
  • Present technical data at various industry events
  • Respond to scientific questions from customers with regard to our portfolio
  • Participate in trade shows as R&D subject matter expert; Speak and present technical data
  • Visit customers when required by Sales & Marketing on a global basis

Key requirements:

  • Advanced Education in Life Science (molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, biology, endocrinology, nutrition, or similar disciplines); PhD preferred

  • Knowledge of toxicology is a plus
  • Strong statistical experience as it pertains to the analysis of clinical, pre-clinical and in vitro scientific data
  • Advanced level industry experience, including interacting with sales & marketing, external CROs, and KOLs required
  • Familiar with emerging trends across multiple nutrition markets but in particular: Joint health, Brain health (Cognitive, Mood, etc.) Sports, Digestive & Immune
  • Ability to drive and complete scientific research in a timely manner
  • Ability to design, analyze, publish and present complex scientific studies and their results
  • Ability to work cross functionally (Marketing, Sales, R&D/T, Legal, and Regulatory)
  • Excellent command of English
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • High level of self-motivation, commitment, focus, and a strong desire to make a difference via meaningful contributions

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference. 

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reference: R18232