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Associate Specialist Glycobiology

Associate Specialist Glycobiology

Lausanne, CH

Lausanne, CH

Position Snapshot

 

Company: Nestlé Research
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Act. rate: 100%
Type of contract: Permanent contract
Phd with recognized expertise in Glycobiology required

Position Summary

 

Nestlé Research is based in Lausanne, Switzerland and employs approximately 800 people. It consists of four major research institutes: Health Sciences, Material Sciences, Food Safety & Analytical Sciences and Packaging Sciences. Nestlé Research combines fundamental science at the highest level, high-end analytical platforms leveraged by all research teams, and strong prototyping capabilities to accelerate the translation of science into innovation. Nestlé Research published around 1,000 scientific publications in peer review journals over the last five years, and files about 80 patents every year. Nestlé Research collaborates with approximately 100 universities or research institutes around the world. Learn more about Nestlé Research at www.nestle.com/randd.

 

As an associate specialist in Glycobioloy, you will be part of the Microbiome group. We address microbiome science and nutritional modulators as enabler of health. We focus specifically on how microbial component interact with host physiology. You will build and manage research activities in the field of glycan mediated microbiota-host interactions relevant for health and translate scientific findings into business applications. Within the Gastro-Intestinal Health Department, you will be embedded in a scientific community focusing on gut barrier function, immune competence development and maintenance, as well as gut-brain and gut-lung axis research for health.

A day in the life of an Associate Specialist

 

  • Develop novel concepts and execute transversal highly collaborative research to identify nutritional interventions as modulators of the microbiome-host interaction for health
  • Develop relevant assays, analytical tools and models to investigate glycan mediated processes for health
  • Strengthen the internal and external scientific network in line with assigned responsibilities
  • Integrate scientific knowledge with business, intellectual property and regulatory constraints to deliver results that are relevant to product innovation and commercial application
  • Contribute to peer reviewed scientific publications, scientific communications, and patent
     
What will make you successful

 

  • PhD with recognized scientific expertise in Glycobiology, preferably in host microbiota interaction and/or mucosal immunology research
  • Experience in industry R&D is a plus
  • Experience in concept ideation and front-end innovation during previous research
  • Passion and experience to create a bridge between science and technology
  • Highly motivated and independent, with the ability to work in a dynamic environment
  • Exceptional organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, team spirit, and open creative mindset
  • Fluent in English both written and spoken, any other language a plus

 

The Nestlé Group is the world’s largest food and beverage company with 92.6 billion Swiss Francs in sales in 2019. It is present in 187 countries around the world, has 403 factories and its 291’000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives. Its more than 2000 brands range from global icons like Nescafé or Nespresso to local favourites. Company performance is driven by its Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nestlé is based in the Swiss town of Vevey where it was founded more than 150 years ago. Learn more about our Group and reasons to join us on www.nestle.com.
 

Position Snapshot

 

Company: Nestlé Research
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Act. rate: 100%
Type of contract: Permanent contract
Phd with recognized expertise in Glycobiology required

Position Summary

 

Nestlé Research is based in Lausanne, Switzerland and employs approximately 800 people. It consists of four major research institutes: Health Sciences, Material Sciences, Food Safety & Analytical Sciences and Packaging Sciences. Nestlé Research combines fundamental science at the highest level, high-end analytical platforms leveraged by all research teams, and strong prototyping capabilities to accelerate the translation of science into innovation. Nestlé Research published around 1,000 scientific publications in peer review journals over the last five years, and files about 80 patents every year. Nestlé Research collaborates with approximately 100 universities or research institutes around the world. Learn more about Nestlé Research at www.nestle.com/randd.

 

As an associate specialist in Glycobioloy, you will be part of the Microbiome group. We address microbiome science and nutritional modulators as enabler of health. We focus specifically on how microbial component interact with host physiology. You will build and manage research activities in the field of glycan mediated microbiota-host interactions relevant for health and translate scientific findings into business applications. Within the Gastro-Intestinal Health Department, you will be embedded in a scientific community focusing on gut barrier function, immune competence development and maintenance, as well as gut-brain and gut-lung axis research for health.

A day in the life of an Associate Specialist

 

  • Develop novel concepts and execute transversal highly collaborative research to identify nutritional interventions as modulators of the microbiome-host interaction for health
  • Develop relevant assays, analytical tools and models to investigate glycan mediated processes for health
  • Strengthen the internal and external scientific network in line with assigned responsibilities
  • Integrate scientific knowledge with business, intellectual property and regulatory constraints to deliver results that are relevant to product innovation and commercial application
  • Contribute to peer reviewed scientific publications, scientific communications, and patent
     
What will make you successful

 

  • PhD with recognized scientific expertise in Glycobiology, preferably in host microbiota interaction and/or mucosal immunology research
  • Experience in industry R&D is a plus
  • Experience in concept ideation and front-end innovation during previous research
  • Passion and experience to create a bridge between science and technology
  • Highly motivated and independent, with the ability to work in a dynamic environment
  • Exceptional organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, team spirit, and open creative mindset
  • Fluent in English both written and spoken, any other language a plus

 

The Nestlé Group is the world’s largest food and beverage company with 92.6 billion Swiss Francs in sales in 2019. It is present in 187 countries around the world, has 403 factories and its 291’000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives. Its more than 2000 brands range from global icons like Nescafé or Nespresso to local favourites. Company performance is driven by its Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nestlé is based in the Swiss town of Vevey where it was founded more than 150 years ago. Learn more about our Group and reasons to join us on www.nestle.com.
 

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