A little about us
At Lishe Living, we are passionate about improving people’s health & wellbeing. We believe that our consumers and patients can be empowered to make better food choices so as to actively manage and improve their health & wellbeing.
We are a technology firm at the cutting edge of food science, nutrition and health, and we recognise “food choice” as the single most important way to actively change one’s health & wellbeing.
We have created the Lishe Living app that uses the most sophisticated nutrition and food science data to shape patients’ and consumers’ food choices. Lishe Living app packages food and nutrition data into an automated, fun and easy-to-use format. It aims to empower consumers, patients and clinicians to make healthy, positive and informed food-choices.
We use fun and innovative ways to reach our consumers and patients, and technology anchors everything we do. We have a team of strategists, creatives, doctors, nutritionists and techies who work hard to ensure this technology responds to our consumers’ needs.
The Lishe Living Research Specialist’s key objective is to understand our consumers’ and patients’ health needs, and to translate scientific data into nutrition solutions that they can understand and use effectively. The position requires someone who can manage the Lishe Living health knowledge, and its transfer into the Lishe Living app, specialised training workshops and communications material. The scientist’s food and nutrition evaluation must contribute to the knowledge of prevention and management of non-communicable (chronic) diseases.
Scope of work
This role cuts across research, marketing and project management. We need specialists who can provide scientific and marketing support for our nutrition management app. As one of the scientists, you’ll be expected to carry out scientific research and expand the Lishe Living food and nutrition knowledge database, and to document nutritional facts (and special attributes) of African foods.
As the company expands into nutraceutical branding, you will have to perform food product research, and assist the formulation team in order to ensure the products meet Lishe Living’s food and nutrition standards. You must have the passion to substantiate claims of the link between food, nutrition and chronic diseases management, and to create/verify nutrition formulas to effectively manage these diseases. The formulas must be compliant with registration requirements for local and international markets. You must also be able to read and edit health-related articles written by doctors and nutritionists.
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