Nutrition Research ScientistZoe

UK (Remote) 09-07-2023
About ZOE

ZOE is a multidisciplinary start-up composed of world-leading scientists, entrepreneurs, engineers, product managers and designers that’s paving the way for personalised nutrition research. In collaboration with academic institutions, teaching hospitals and tech partners we have run the world’s largest personalised nutrition studies (the PREDICT Program) that have uncovered the varied factors determining how we uniquely respond to the food we eat. We are on a mission to improve health by harnessing individuals’ unique biology to provide personalised nutrition and lifestyle recommendations. 

The ZOE nutritional product is now available to the public in the US and the UK. Launched two years ago, the product consists of an at-home test kit that empowers the user to understand their own body and eat for their biology. Users can discover their distinct responses to food based on blood sugar, blood fat and the gut microbiome and use this information to make choices about what to eat, but also how to eat it. Together with this product, ZOE continues running the PREDICT Program of research by teaming up with leading academic scientists and tech partners around the world to conduct nutrition research studies that form the basis of our nutritional understanding and product development.

About the Nutrition Science Team

The Nutrition Science Team is a diverse one. Our members work across multiple disciplines to combine varied skill sets, materials and knowledge bases to answer scientific questions. We are able to work at pace while maintaining our agility to adapt to different timelines, requests from neighbouring teams and ideas from external collaborators. We are overall mission-driven, with a scientific focus and approach to delivering #MissionImproveHealth. We use both the ZOE Product and academic channels to deliver on this mission; when working with Product we ask how our work can benefit the user in a personalised, actionable manner; when working in an academic setting we additionally ask how our work can further the research field and let ZOE shine in the academic arena.    

About the Role
The Nutrition Science Team is looking for a ZOE-enthusiast with strong nutrition science knowledge and data processing skills to join the team as a Nutrition Research Scientist. Through their analytical responsibilities, this new member will ensure scientific integrity at ZOE while delivering on #MissionImproveHealth. The Nutrition scientist will report to the Senior Nutrition Science Manager and support requests from them.

You'll be responsible for...

    • Data-driven and analytical research in the area of nutrition and health for product development and scientific publications
    • Work closely with product science and marketing teams to translate our scientific understanding into a compelling user proposition
    • Writing and reviewing of scientific content in various media and communication platforms, including presentations, articles, and marketing content
    • Advising on data collection procedures, including research questionnaires
    • Working across ZOE teams and with external research collaborators to ensure the highest quality and accuracy of data collection, processing and analysis

We think you would be a great fit if you...

    • PhD awarded in nutrition, epidemiology, or other related quantitative discipline
    • Have experience working within a research capacity, providing data-driven analytical research
    • Good working knowledge of human nutrition, epidemiology and dietary assessment
    • Experience in analysis of large datasets and nutritional data using statistical packages such as R, or other programming languages (python/perl/C)
    • Ability to evaluate and critique, data making informed data and project decisions 
    • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team in an agile way and in a fast-paced environment
    • Highly self-motivated and work well on your own and as part of a team

We will also appreciate...

    • Ability to troubleshoot data issues by themselves, and to escalate the issue where appropriate
    • Great attention to detail and scientific integrity
Listed above is a snapshot of the experience, skills and attributes we think would come handy for the success in this role. Are you passionate about ZOE and this role but don't tick 100% of the boxes above? Please consider applying anyway. We are happy to up-skill where possible.

What you can expect from us: 
Aside from ensuring the industry-benchmark compensation package and providing you with all the hardware and software you need, we have worked hard for our list of benefits to be focused on things that matter to our team members most.
- Remote-first - work from home, pop into our London office, or work within the EU; you have flexibility to choose your own place of work and work flexibly
- Stock options - we want everyone to be rewarded for contribution to our growth
- Paid time-off - on top of any national / bank holidays, you get 28 days off (25 plus 1 life-event and 2 company-wide reset days)
- Enhanced parental leave - adding on to the statutory offering, we know how important it is to be supportive at times that matter
- Private healthcare and life assurance - flexible options to choose what fits
- Health and wellbeing - Employee Assistance Program, Cycle to Work and more
- Pension - paying monthly and offering flexibility to top your pension up
- Allocated social, WFH and Growth (L&D) budgets
- Plenty of learning and social opportunities

We continue to build a benefits package that invests in our team members’ long-term personal and professional growth and wellbeing, adding to this list as it evolves.

Equal opportunities
We believe that having a truly diverse team where everyone can be their authentic self is the key to our success and we are committed to improving the tech industry for the better. We are passionate about equal opportunities and encourage candidates from any underrepresented backgrounds to apply. You can view our Equal Opportunities statement in full here.

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