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Senior Nutrition Scientist



United Kingdom · Lancaster, OH, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024
We Are Redefining How People Approach Their Health
ZOE is the science and nutrition company on a mission to improve the health of millions. ZOE changes lives through its membership, which combines personalised advice and support to help people make smarter food choices every day. Created by the world’s top scientists, ZOE’s approach has been proven through clinical trials published in Nature Medicine. We are a remote-first, high-growth scaleup backed by founders and investors who have built multi-billion dollar companies and share our vision. Running the world’s largest nutrition science study allows us to combine our novel research with cutting-edge AI to support over 120,000 members.
We passionately believe in giving people the information they need to feel better today and live longer and healthier lives. We extend our industry leading influence through publishing our research in the world’s leading scientific journals, and bringing advice to millions through our social media channels and our chart-topping ZOE Science & Nutrition podcast.
Our team of ZOEntists is at the heart of everything we do. Together, we’re building a culture rooted in ownership, inclusivity and transparency, where ZOEntists are passionate about delivering great results, having an impact, and learning quickly in the open. We want our teams to have the freedom to make long-term, high-impact decisions, and the well-being of our teammates and the people around us is a top priority.
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About the team
We’re looking for an experienced, data fluent, & impact oriented Senior Nutrition Scientist with a good working knowledge of human nutrition, epidemiology and dietary assessment, to be part of our ZOE Science research group.
Reporting to the Head of Nutrition Science Research, you’ll be a key part of the science team shaping our research agenda. Initially, you’ll focus on health outcomes measured & monitored through our ZOE app, as well as internal RCTs. Over time, you’ll have the opportunity to design new groundbreaking studies with our academic collaborators from world class universities.
You’ll benefit from working with a team of incredible scientists that lead ground-breaking research in the field of nutrition & health, the outcomes of which are published in high-impact journals such as Nature Medicine.


  • Design remote trials to address scientific hypotheses related to commercial offering
  • Proposing research questions to investigate the relationship between diet, lifestyle and health, using data from the ZOE research platforms
  • Design of analysis plans for RCTs as well as health outcomes measured through app
  • Contribute to the dissemination of research through high-impact publications and public engagement activities
  • Work closely with product teams, scientists and data scientists to translate our scientific findings into compelling user features in the ZOE app and across ZOE products (e.g. podcasts) that both helps our users understand how their body responds to food, and supports them to make changes in their diet to improve their long-term health
  • Think through the user experience journey when interpreting existing data & finding new ways to gather additional information to advance personalisation of dietary advice
  • Coach junior team members on scientific analysis methods
  • Ability to take ownership and project manage studies/ lead team initiatives to pre-agreed deadlines and budgets

Essential Criteria

  • PhD awarded in nutrition, epidemiology, public health or other related quantitative discipline
  • At least 2 years postdoctoral research experience combined with professional working experience in health-tech, consumer health, wellness or life-sciences industries
  • Demonstrable record of publications in peer-reviewed conference proceedings/ scientific journals
  • Statistical analysis skills relevant for to data collected from large observational cohorts and randomised controlled trials, including expertise in using statistical software (e.g., R, SAS, SPSS)
  • Ability to lead, inspire & mentor teams of junior scientists to deliver RCTs or initiatives focussed on the analysis of ZOE health data

Desirable criteria

  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels in a complex multi-disciplinary environment with the ability to produce concise verbal and written reports
  • Comfortable working with many different partners from product management, to designers, to engineers to data scientists and other nutrition scientists
  • Ability to manage medium-sized projects with tight delivery timelines
  • Ability to troubleshoot data issues, and escalate in advance where appropriate
These are the ideal skills, attributes, and experience we’re looking for in this role. Don’t worry if you don’t tick all the boxes, especially on the skills and experience front, we’re happy to upskill for the right candidate.
Life as a ZOEntist – what you can expect from us:
As well as industry-benchmarked compensation and all the hardware and software you need, we offer a thoughtfully-curated list of benefits. We expect this list to evolve as we continue supporting our team members’ long-term personal and professional growth, and their wellbeing.
Remote-first: Work flexibly – from home, our London office, or anywhere within the EU
Stock options: So you can share in our growth
Paid time off: 28 days paid leave (25 holiday days, plus 2 company-wide reset days, and 1 “life event” day)
Enhanced Parental Leave: On top of the statutory offering
Flexible private healthcare and life assurance options
Pension contribution: Pay monthly or top up – your choice.
Health and wellbeing: Like our Employee Assistance Program and Cycle to Work Scheme
Social, WFH, and Growth (L&D) budgets. Plus, multiple opportunities to connect, grow, and socialise
We’re all about equal opportunities
We know that a successful team is made up of diverse people, able to be their authentic selves. To continue growing our team in the best way, we believe that equal opportunities matter, so we encourage candidates from any underrepresented backgrounds to apply for this role. You can view our Equal Opportunities statement in full here.
A closer look at ZOE Think you’ve heard our name somewhere before? We were the team behind the COVID Symptom Study, which has since become the ZOE Health Study (ZHS). We use the power of community science to conduct large-scale research from the comfort of contributors’ own homes. Our collective work and expertise in biology, engineering, and data/nutrition science have led to multiple breakthrough papers in leading scientific journals such as Nature Medicine, Science, The Lancet, and more.
Seen ZOE in the media recently? Catch our co-founder Professor Tim Spector (one of the world’s most cited scientists) and our Chief Scientist Dr Sarah Berry on this BBC Panorama, and listen to CEO Jonathan Wolf unpack the latest in science and nutrition on our ZOE podcast.
Oh, and if you’re wondering why ZOE? It translates to “Life” in Greek, which we’re helping ZOE members enjoy to the fullest.