Nutritional Neuroscience Research Lead

    About Heights

    Heights is a brain and gut health company. We exist to help people reach their Heights by creating neuro-nutritional solutions that enable optimal physical and mental health.

    Whilst modern life is taking its toll on our minds and bodies, we believe that solutions rooted in nutritional neuroscience can support our brain and gut so they become the foundation for living, not just existing.

    We aim to create the highest quality, most effective supplements for brain and gut health on the market by committing to clean, science-backed formulations, advanced capsule technology and by investing in third-party studies to validate our product efficacy. Heights helps people with the constant balancing act of today and tomorrow, turning complex nutritional needs into simple habits with quality they can trust. Our dedication for helping our customers live full lives lies at the heart of everything we do.

    Who you are

    You are a highly motivated individual with a vision for pioneering innovations in nutritional neuroscience. You have a deep scientific understanding of the interaction between mind and body and are passionate about advancing the gut-brain space through nutrition.

    With a track record in academia or research institutions, you are strongly connected to leading scientists and researchers in the neuro-nutrition field. You have reviewed and overseen scientific research studies and clinical trials and are passionate about closing the gap between (academic) research and consumer behaviour and solutions.

    As a hands-on team player, you approach challenges with a can-do attitude. You have an eye for detail, but are also confident in strategising at the higher level, comfortably aligning your efforts with the overall strategic direction of the company.

    You embrace and thrive in an environment that is both fast-paced and continually evolving. We seek a leader who is not only flexible in their approach but also passionate about driving change and innovation. This role demands a combination of scientific rigor and entrepreneurial spirit, with the ability to quickly adapt to new challenges and opportunities. The ideal candidate will be actively contributing to a culture of creativity, rapid growth, and constant learning.

    What you’ll do

    As the Nutritional Neuroscience Research Lead, you will play a pivotal role in shaping and advancing Heights’ research strategy and product development. Your expertise in nutritional neuroscience will drive the company's scientific endeavours and position Heights as a leader in the field.

    By joining Heights, you will be at the forefront of a company dedicated to revolutionising brain and gut health. Your work will directly contribute to improving lives through science-driven nutrition.

    Responsibilities include:

    - Define the Heights research strategy and roadmap, overseeing in-house studies and co-designing protocols for third-party trials
    - Establish and nurture partnerships with leading institutions in the neuro-nutrition field. Leverage these collaborations to enhance Heights' research capabilities and visibility in the scientific community
    - Represent Heights at health care practitioner events, participating in expert panels and hosting webinars to present Heights’ product research findings
    - Work closely with our Marketing team to review and translate complex scientific insights into accessible content that can be shared to empower and educate the Heights community
    - Foster collaborations among universities, charities, and scientific advisors to collectively advance the field and make significant contributions to brain and gut health research
    - Support the Heights product development team in designing and developing innovative formulations backed by the latest neuro-nutrition insights

    Your qualifications

    - PhD in Neuroscience, Nutrition, Physiology, Nutrition, Biomedical Science or closely related field
    - MPhil or MRes in above fields followed by 2+ years in R&D and/or research experience
    - Extensive experience in research, particularly in nutritional neuroscience, physiology, neurophysiology, nutrition, biomedical science or a closely related area
    - Proven track record in research management and partnership development
    - Strong communication skills, with the ability to translate scientific concepts for diverse audiences
    - Collaborative mindset and a passion for innovation in health and wellness

    Working at Heights

    - As a small team you have the chance to shape the future of Heights, working closely with all components of the company. You are part of the early team
    - We foster a culture of constructive feedback, driving rapid personal and professional growth to achieve excellence
    - We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer, and embrace diversity in our culture. We strive to create a happy and healthy workplace for the team
    - We promote a culture of flexible working - we're outcome/results-driven & appreciate great people who value life outside the office
    - We encourage personal development by budgeting for classes to improve your skills (think Udemy), host company retreats, and of course anything that keeps your brain at peak condition (e.g. Heights subscription and membership to Calm)
    - Competitive salary & benefits
    - Employee equity grant potential
    - Home office set up for efficient, comfortable work
    - Fully remote - Timezone: GMT - 0-2 hours

    Applications are reviewed and progressed as received and we encourage you to apply soon.

    First round interviews will take place in the first weeks of January 2024.

    We look forward to receiving your application.

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