Senior Scientist, Gatorade Sports Science Institute

PepsiCo - Bradenton, FL3.9

Auto req ID: 173490BR
Job Description
Founded in 1985, the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) is committed to helping athletes optimize their health and performance through research and education in hydration and nutrition science. As a part of GSSI, the incumbent of this Senior Scientist role will be responsible for representing GSSI and the PepsiCo Global R&D teams with high standards and in accordance with ethical guidelines for human research and conduct, while also:
Working with the lab’s Principal Scientist to develop and execute the lab-based research program at the GSSI at IMG Academy satellite lab
Using experience, creativity, and an innovative approach to develop, test, and periodically refine the athlete-testing protocols conducted within the lab with an emphasis in sports nutrition personalization
Effectively liaising with IMG Academy coaches/staff to translate the science, data, and protocols used to meaningful and usable strategies of value
Providing leadership to junior scientists who will be assisting in the day-to-day execution of the lab and field-based research projects including the scheduling of subjects as well as the collection, management, and evaluation of data
Assisting with lab- and field-based testing for the purpose of elite athlete service, pre-dominantly at locations within the US
Collaborating across the wider GSSI team (US and Internationally-based colleagues) on research, innovation, service, and education initiatives
Masters required, Ph.D preferred in Exercise Science/Kinesiology/ Sports Nutrition or related discipline with experience in lab (and ideally field-based) research. We would consider a recent Ph.D graduate that completed a research based internship within any of the above fields of study
Demonstrable knowledge in the areas of sports nutrition, hydration, and/or metabolism and application in elite sport.
Three or more years of experience working with athletes/influencers, including youth and elite athletes highly desirable
Publishing record with experience producing first authored peer-reviewed research highly preferred.
Demonstrable experience with sport-related data handling and interpretation. An excellent understanding of statistics relating to exercise science highly preferred
The incumbent must have a pro-active work style, able to multitask, and be flexible to work in a high-performance and ever-changing environment
Flexibility and willingness for domestic travel and occasional work during non-traditional hours (including weekends) (approximately 10-15%)
Project management/business management experience preferred
Self-starter with good interpersonal communication skills and ability to work with various personalities and work styles
Relocation Eligible: Eligible for Standard Relocation
Job Type: Regular

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