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Food Packaging Safety Scientist

Food Packaging Safety Scientist

Lausanne, CH

Lausanne, CH

Position Snapshot

 

Nestlé Research Center, Vers-chez-Le Blanc, Lausanne, Switzerland
Defined period of time contract, 2 years
Activity rate 100%
Profound knowledge in standard risk assessment of chemicals in food and packaging
Fluent in English
 

Position Summary

 

Nestlé Research is based in Lausanne, Switzerland and employs approximately 800 people. 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

To support Nestlé’s efforts to develop the food packaging of the future, the Food Safety Research Department at the Nestlé Institute of Food Safety and Analytical Sciences is seeking a Food Packaging Safety Scientist.

A day in the life of a Food Packaging Safety Scientist

 

  • Safety testing and evaluation of novel and existing food contact materials to support NR and R&D new packaging development projects
  • Safety of packaging related individual chemicals and establishment of guidance values to facilitate further applications of newly developed materials by Nestlé R&D units
  • Development of safety-based guidance values for non-intentionally added substances (NIAS)
  • Contribution to the establishment and implementation of a database of food contact material substances
  • Contribute/develop/execute research activities to improve safety assessment of packaging materials and related chemicals, such as involving the application and integration of novel in vitro/in silico hazard identification and characterization methods to speed up safety based decision making and risk management
  • Plan, manage and interpret externally contracted (in contract research organizations) experimental studies. Direct, problem-solve, interpret and report internal laboratory studies
What will make you successful

 

  • PhD in Toxicology or related field in Life Sciences
  • Profound knowledge in standard risk assessment of chemicals, including regulatory toxicology
  • Risk assessment in a context of R&D (safety by design)
  • Very good knowledge and strong interest for packaging
  • Exposure and strong interest for alternative methods in toxicology and risk assessment (in vitro/in silico approaches)
  • Directing, problem-solving, interpretation and reporting of laboratory studies
  • Laboratory experience in in vitro toxicology
  • Communication (written and oral), collaboration/cooperation and networking
  • Coaching of junior colleagues
  • Contribution/chairing international expert groups
  • Fluent in English

We are Nestlé, the largest food and beverage company. We are 308,000 employees strong driven by the purpose of enhancing the quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Our values are rooted in respect: respect for ourselves, respect for others, respect for diversity and respect for our future. With more than CHF 91.4 billion sales in 2018, we have an expansive presence with 413 factories in more than 85 countries. We believe our people are our most important asset, so we'll offer you a dynamic inclusive international working environment with many opportunities across different businesses, functions and geographies, working with diverse teams and cultures. Want to learn more? Visit us at www.nestle.com.

Position Snapshot

 

Nestlé Research Center, Vers-chez-Le Blanc, Lausanne, Switzerland
Defined period of time contract, 2 years
Activity rate 100%
Profound knowledge in standard risk assessment of chemicals in food and packaging
Fluent in English
 

Position Summary

 

Nestlé Research is based in Lausanne, Switzerland and employs approximately 800 people. 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

To support Nestlé’s efforts to develop the food packaging of the future, the Food Safety Research Department at the Nestlé Institute of Food Safety and Analytical Sciences is seeking a Food Packaging Safety Scientist.

A day in the life of a Food Packaging Safety Scientist

 

  • Safety testing and evaluation of novel and existing food contact materials to support NR and R&D new packaging development projects
  • Safety of packaging related individual chemicals and establishment of guidance values to facilitate further applications of newly developed materials by Nestlé R&D units
  • Development of safety-based guidance values for non-intentionally added substances (NIAS)
  • Contribution to the establishment and implementation of a database of food contact material substances
  • Contribute/develop/execute research activities to improve safety assessment of packaging materials and related chemicals, such as involving the application and integration of novel in vitro/in silico hazard identification and characterization methods to speed up safety based decision making and risk management
  • Plan, manage and interpret externally contracted (in contract research organizations) experimental studies. Direct, problem-solve, interpret and report internal laboratory studies
What will make you successful

 

  • PhD in Toxicology or related field in Life Sciences
  • Profound knowledge in standard risk assessment of chemicals, including regulatory toxicology
  • Risk assessment in a context of R&D (safety by design)
  • Very good knowledge and strong interest for packaging
  • Exposure and strong interest for alternative methods in toxicology and risk assessment (in vitro/in silico approaches)
  • Directing, problem-solving, interpretation and reporting of laboratory studies
  • Laboratory experience in in vitro toxicology
  • Communication (written and oral), collaboration/cooperation and networking
  • Coaching of junior colleagues
  • Contribution/chairing international expert groups
  • Fluent in English

We are Nestlé, the largest food and beverage company. We are 308,000 employees strong driven by the purpose of enhancing the quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Our values are rooted in respect: respect for ourselves, respect for others, respect for diversity and respect for our future. With more than CHF 91.4 billion sales in 2018, we have an expansive presence with 413 factories in more than 85 countries. We believe our people are our most important asset, so we'll offer you a dynamic inclusive international working environment with many opportunities across different businesses, functions and geographies, working with diverse teams and cultures. Want to learn more? Visit us at www.nestle.com.

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