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Naturex is an international leader in plant extraction and the development of natural ingredients and solutions for the food, health and beauty sectors. Naturex operates its business through three business units, food and beverage, health and nutrition and personal care. The company operates 16 production locations around the world and employs around 1,700 people. Naturex became part of Givaudan in 2018. 

Givaudan is a global leading company in taste and wellbeing, and fragrance and beauty. With its heritage stretching back over 250 years, the Company has a long history of innovating scents and tastes. The company is committed to driving purpose-led, long-term growth while leading the way to improve happiness and health for people and nature. In the fiscal year 2019, the Company employed over 14,900 people worldwide and achieved sales of CHF 6.2 billion and a free cash flow of 12.7% of sales. Let’s imagine together on www.givaudan.com

Clinical Research Scientist- Category Health




Do you want to help develop creative ingredients with tangible health benefits?

Based In Avignon (France), as a member of the Health Category team, part of the Explore Health, Wellness & Nutrition group of the Science & Technology department of Givaudan’s Taste & Wellbeing division, you will contribute to the development of new products of the Health Category and support the initiation, the monitoring and the reporting of clinical studies under the responsibility of the Category Technical Leader-Health.


In this exciting role, you will be responsible for:


  • Help initiate new clinical studies under Good Clinical Practices: synopsis preparation, protocol design, clinical research site selection, preparation of Ethics Committee and Regulatory Authority submissions, clinical study startup plan, data management plan, investigational product dispensing to site…
  • Monitor and coordinate ongoing efficacy in clinical studies
  • Support the obtained from clinical studies (statistical analysis plan preparation, clinical study report writing with investigation partners)
  • Support the implementation and management of preclinical studies in relation to research programs
  • Support the implementation and management of safety studies in relation to research programs
  • Participate in ideation for new ingredient development
  • Establish relationships with Important opinion leaders and partners such as universities, research centers, CROs
  • Work with consultants and the regulatory department on strategic regulatory dossiers for product commercialization approval or health claims approval in the five different regions
  • Be a liaison between the different services: other teams in S&T, safety, regulatory & quality insurance, sales and marketing, industrial, purchasing and logistics for all the aspects related to clinical research material
  • Write scientific presentations to be shared within the S&T team, the sales and marketing team, to customers
  • Keep an active role in scientific and regulatory literature search and attend international scientific conferences
  • Write scientific articles, white papers, or articles for scientific popularization



Are you passionate about human physiology and how botanicals or food ingredients could positively affect our health? Are you someone who wants to collaborate and learn together with diverse teams? Then join us and improve your world!


Your professional profile includes:


  • A Ph.D. in Biology, Physiology, Nutrition, or related health areas.
  • 2 years minimum of experience in clinical research
  • Experience in the field of immunology with experience recent scientific publications;
  • and team skills; experience working collaboratively across departments
  • Excellent oral and written proficiency in English, with an acceptable level of ability with the French language
  • Flexibility and interest to travel for work



At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Join us and Impact Your World

Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.

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