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Leidos Nutrition Research Scientist in Natick, United States


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At Leidos , we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainable. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

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Leidos is currently seeking a Nutrition Research Scientist to work with our team in Natick, MA. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your talents and expertise to support our US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command - Solider Center mission.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Work with the Armed Forces Recipe Service (AFRS), developing, updating, and testing standardized recipes, with specific emphasis on plant-based recipes and other categories of recipes as specified by the services, for use across all Services. Work includes researching recipes, preparing test sheets, conducting nutrient analysis with Genesis SQL, lab trials writing completed recipes and reviewing recipes developed by teammates.

  • Contribute to writing and editing Guideline Cards as well as contribute to developing culinary trainings and toolkits that will be featured on the Human Performance Resource Center (HPRC) website.

  • Assist in maintaining all test data and recipe documents in the AFRS shared drive. Support AFRS recipe updates and new recipe development initiatives and assure that sufficient personnel are available to meet ongoing customer needs/requests.

  • Use knowledge of nutritionally sound recipe and menu development. Ability to apply knowledge of good food service practices and nutrition analysis to meet customer demands for new and updated recipes as well as contribute to the improvement and maintenance of the extensive AFRS recipe database.

Required Qualifications, Skills, and Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Culinary Nutrition, or related discipline with relevant experience. Additional years of training, certifications, and/or experience may be considered in lieu of education requirement.

  • Experience in recipe/menu development with emphasis on nutritionally sound foods and plant-based recipes.

  • Proficientin Microsoft Office Suite software, in particular Excel and Word.

  • Experience with nutrient analysis using ESHA Genesis nutritional software or similar program.

  • Occasional travel may be required.

  • Skill in managing multiple priorities.

  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple actions at any given time

  • Excellent analytical and technical skills

  • Ability to work independently as well as with others in a team

Preferred Qualifications, Skills, and Education:

  • ServSafe Food Safety and Sanitation certification preferred.

  • Experience with Military commodities


Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $53,950.00 - $97,525.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline onlyand not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

REQNUMBER: R-00136156

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.