The Senior Analyst, Science Research is responsible for advancing ABA’s Science Research priorities with key emphasis on nutrition and ingredient safety.
• Monitor the scientific landscape (both tox and nutrition) relative to both the safety of the ingredients our beverage companies use and the efficacy of our products (emerging issues); • Serve as VP's surrogate at conferences; • Draft regular outlook/updates summarizing findings from key “quality” studies (and studies presented at conferences) and highlight significance; • Help create a user-friendly electronic database to house the available literature, registered studies (e.g., ClinicalTrials.gov) and other sources of information that would help quickly identify relevant publications as basis for science-based positions.
Importantly, this position will require significant review of research articles that reflect toxicological concepts, epidemiology, nutrition, statistics, etc. coupled with distillation of key points. Being computer/software savvy to help create and maintain a searchable electronic filing system is desired.
To be qualified for this position, the individual must possess a M.S. or equivalent degree is required with a minimum of 2 years related work experience within Public Health, Environmental Science, and Biology, Toxicology and/or Chemistry and at least one of these: Nutrition, Ingredient Safety, Contaminants.
The American Beverage Association (ABA) is the trade association that represents America's non-alcoholic beverage industry. ABA was founded in 1919 as the American Bottlers of Carbonated Beverages, and renamed the National Soft Drink Association in 1966. Today the ABA represents hundreds of beverage producers, distributors, franchise companies and support industries. Together, they bring to mar...ket hundreds of brands, flavors and packages, including regular and diet soft drinks, bottled water and water beverages, 100 percent juice and juice drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks and ready-to-drink teas.