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Dermatology Senior Scientist Royal Canin Research & Development Mars Petcare
Aimargues (30), France

A mutually rewarding experience.
Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet. What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job. Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, operates six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 75,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.



Royal Canin has a strong innovation agenda to deliver health and nutrition to cats & dogs.

Skin disease in dogs and cats is a major health concern and cause for veterinary consultation. In the past twenty years, Royal Canin has developed effective and innovative diets to help veterinarians prevent and treat dermatologic conditions in dogs and cats. To keep offering leading-edge nutritional support in this area, Royal Canin’s mission is to explore new solutions that can be leveraged in products and services for veterinarians.

As Dermatology Senior Scientist in the research team of the global Research & Development (R&D) center, you will build and execute research projects to deliver first-class nutritional solutions for pet dermatologic conditions within an established research program. You will contribute to the scientific expertise and the business objectives of Royal Canin while developing your professional skills in a multicultural environment, with various internal and external interfaces.


Screen potential solutions, build and manage research projects within the Royal Canin Dermatology research program.

Lead the full execution of research projects including protocol generation, external research contracting, ethical review, budget and protocol follow-up.

Communicate relevant scientific findings to key business and external audiences through written work and oral presentations.

Manage final internal reporting, external scientific communication, peer-reviewed publication and support for patent filing as needed.

Deliver nutritional solutions implementable in Royal Canin product & service portfolio
Transfer of the solution to the Product development teams and propose the best route of implementation into the product.

This role involves multiple interfaces:
• Internally: all R&D teams (Product Formulation, Manufacturing & Evaluation, and Scientific Support), Quality and Food Safety, Regulatory Affairs, Veterinary Marketing, Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition.

• Externally: key opinion leaders in the field of animal dermatology, animal science and veterinary nutrition who are engaged in collaborative projects.


You have solid background and credentials in animal clinical research and you can come up with “out of the box” ideas. You are comfortable with presenting your work externally in front of an expert audience, and internally to peers. You enjoy and value the work as part of a multicultural team and are looking to develop your career in the long term in a group with strong values and ethics.

Education & Professional Qualification:

- Doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM or equivalent) with an interest or preferably a board-certification in dermatology (e.g. ACVD or ECVD Diplomates)

- MSc or PhD (preferred)


Preferably, you have developed an area of expertise in line with veterinary science, dermatology, or nutrition. An experience in immunology is of interest.

2+ year experience in a business environment where you developed skills in R&D and transferred science to products would be an advantage.

English is fluent.


The Royal Canin R&D center is located in the South of France, an area renowned for its enjoyable lifestyle, beautiful natural landscapes and strong cultural heritage. It is ideally located, surrounded by typical villages and close to 2 larger cities, Montpellier and Nimes, and easy to access from Paris (1 hour flight or 3 hour train ride).

Royal Canin offers a competitive salary, and provides a comprehensive healthcare coverage for the job holder as well as their immediate family.

As part of Mars, Royal Canin strives at providing excellent work conditions to its associates in an international and

multicultural environment (the campus is home to R&D and the international Headquarters), and has a Pet-friendly office TM


Please send you curriculum vitae and intent letter before September 17th, 2017 to and

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request. 

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Board Certified Dermatologist Required or Certificate holder


We require a second Board Certified Dermatologist, certificate holder in Dermatology or an Advanced Practioner to join our busy Dermatology Department at our Referral Centre in the North West of England. We are close to two International airports, two bright & vibrant cities as well as being within 30mins drive of beautiful countryside & coastal areas.


You will be working along side other referral clinicians in Soft Tissue Surgery, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, Oncology, Internal Medicine and Cardiology. The Dermatologists are supported by  a team of Dermatology specific nurses and Interns. 

We have a self contained dermatology unit which encompasses excellent Dermatology facilities including video-otoscope, BAER machine, CO2 laser and an on site CT scanner. We pay competitively and provide an excellent working environment and a generous CPD allowance.

If you would like further details please contact Janie Clare (Practice Manager), Rutland House Referrals, Abbotsfield Road, St.Helens, Merseyside, WA9 4HU. Email:


2. Faculty position in dermatology, Utrecht (1.0 fte)


The position

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions, Life Sciences and Sustainability. 

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Utrecht University (FVM-UU) is the only Veterinary School in the Netherlands and belongs to the international top in education, research and veterinary medical patient care. FVM-UU is one of the few European veterinary schools accredited by the American and Canadian Veterinary Medical Associations and the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education. The faculty employs approximately 900 veterinarians, scientists and support staff and counts 1.500 students. Detailed information about the FVM-UU and Utrecht University is available via the website

The Department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University invites applications for a full time faculty position in Dermatology. The successful candidate is team oriented and has excellent communication skills with fellow colleagues, students, clients, and the referral community. The ideal candidate thrives in a fast paced environment, enjoys education and clinical research and is dedicated to practicing the highest quality of veterinary care.  

The candidate will play a leading role in the future development of the dermatology of the Utrecht University Animal Hospital. Additional responsibilities will be determined in accordance with the academic priorities and the candidate’s areas of expertise within the specialty of dermatology. Contributions by independent and/or collaborative research are encouraged. Interaction with colleagues across the range of specialist disciplines will give you further support and stimulation to develop your interests and ambitions.

Duties and responsibilities   

 The primary tasks of the candidate are:

  •  to provide together with other services of the UU Animal Hospital excellent veterinary care in the area of dermatology.  
  •  to provide educational activities for both bachelor and master students.
  •  to provide clinical instructions for master students
  •  to train and supervise resident(s) in dermatology (ECVD)
  •  to develop strong relationships with referring veterinarians and clients
  •  to foster collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to case manegement
  •  to develop and increase the veterinary dermatology caseload

 Your profile

You are trained in dermatology (Dip. ECVD/ACVD)(-or board eligible). You are interested in working in an academic environment with contributing to the services of our academic veterinary teaching hospital and clinical teaching and didactic instruction of veterinary students. You are fluent in written and spoken Dutch, or you are willing to learn this language (for which we will provide). 

 Salary and employment benefits

We offer a fulltime job for the period of one year, with the possibility for extension in case of satisfactory performance. Salary and rank will be commensurate with academic credentials and experience. The position offers excellent secondary benefits including an extensive spare time scheme, CPD allowance and possibilities, savings plan, pension plan and elective employment benefits plan. The position is available per January 2017, but this is negotiable.

 Additional information

Are you interested in working in our team? For more information, please contact Prof.dr. Joost Hoekstra (Head Internal Medicine) (; +31-30-2539044) or Prof.dr. Jan Willem Hesselink (Chair and Clinic Director UU Animal Hospital) (; +31-30-2532147)


Please send your application accompanied by a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae, your research interests, teaching philosophy, and clinical interests. You can apply via the Utrecht University vacancy website:

 The organisation

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions, Life Sciences and Sustainability. 

 The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is the only academic institution in the Netherlands that trains students to become veterinarians. The faculty is one of the European leaders in the fields of education, research and patient care. It is accredited by Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO), the European Committee of Veterinary Education (ECOVE), the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA). For more information about the faculty, visit the website: or

 The Department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals includes a training institute, a research institute and an academic veterinary teaching hospital. The multidisciplinary team of the department consists of 235 persons, including 80 veterinarians. All EBVS certified specialities are represented at the Department. Faculty provides education to the students during their Bachelor and Master track, conduct clinical and fundamental research and offer care to patients and their owners. Each year, the department conducts over 15,000 clinical consultations and performs over 3,700 operations. The Department runs a comprehensive teaching and referral hospital with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment (24/7 ES, ICU, medium care, six OR’s, 17 consulting rooms, endoscopy, ultrasonography, 64-slice CT-scan, 1.5 Tesla MRI, radiotherapy).