Hot Job: R&D Specialist for GNC

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The position: Nutrition, research and development specialist for GNC

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Job duties: Will manage departmental efforts in the development of new or improved nutritional products, product benefits statements, scientific substantiation and other materials to support the marketing of GNC products to consumers. Manages clinical trial activities performed to establish the safety and efficacy of nutritional products, and translates results of these studies. Develops and presents product ideas, concepts and scientific formulas. Participates in scientific approval of consumer information, including marketing copy, structure-function statements, claims and training materials. Provides feedback and information on the most recent developments in the nutritional field to internal employees and external partners.

The company: GNC is a global specialty retailer of nutritional products including vitamin, mineral, herbal and other specialty supplements and sports nutrition, diet and energy products.

Requirements: Requires a bachelor's degree in dietetics, nutrition science or a related field and at least four years of experience in the food or supplement industry, or a master's degree in nutrition and at least two years of industry experience. Registered dieticians are preferred. Must be able to critically read research publications and technical documents. Requires the ability to interact with sales and marketing professionals as well as health care practitioners. Must be able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.

Extra perks: GNC offers employee discounts on company products.

Interesting info: The company has franchise operations in 45 countries.

Other opportunities: GNC is also seeking an online merchandise coordinator, a network engineer, a copywriter and a real estate business analyst.

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