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Food Safety Digital Research Specialist

Food Safety Digital Research Specialist

Position Snapshot

 

 

Location: Nestlé Research (EPFL site), Lausanne, Switzerland
Company: Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.
Act. Rate: Full-Time 
Type of contract: 2 years contract 
Ph.D. in chemical-/microbiological food safety, quality surveillance or related fields
Ideally having a strong publication records in the field of chemical-/microbiological food safety with preferable 1-2 years post-doc experience
 

Position Summary

 

Nestlé Research is based in Lausanne, Switzerland, employs approximately 800 people and is comprised of four Nestlé Institutes: Material Sciences; Health Sciences, Food Safety & Analytical Sciences and Packaging Sciences. Please have a tour of our facilities using this link or read more about Nestlé Research at our website

 

As a Food Safety Digital Research Specialist, you will ensure execution of digital research to strengthen early warning and proactive issue management processes related to food safety. You will also contribute to building a digital food safety warning system to be applied by businesses and operations.

A day in the life of a Food Safety Digital Research Specialist

 

  • Contribute to data-driven research strategy in the areas of food safety
  • Identify and help to prioritize food safety business needs that can be solved via data scouting/mining
  • Establish scientific collaborations 
  • Identify best internal and external solutions and datasets to address the above
  • Provide expert knowledge into development of scouting/predictive methodologies and algorithms
  • Test and validate digital (3G) prototypes
  • Patent and publish to ensure business impact and scientific credibility                 
  • Proactive scouting of food safety issues, provide recommendations and advocacy support to business        
  • Validate and support digital systems once implemented
     

What will make you successful

 

  • Ph.D. in chemical-/microbiological food safety, quality surveillance or related fields
  • Ideally having a strong publication records in the field of chemical-/microbiological food safety
  • Preferable 1-2 years post-doc experience
  • Strong network in food safety including academic partners
  • Knowledge of food safety and quality processes
  • Ability to link research to maximum business impact and transfers to businesses
  • Ability to establish scientific collaboration
  • Strong methodological approach that can be digitalized and published
  • Agile project management and consumer-centric design thinking
  • Broad insight in food safety in the context of supply chain and impact on consumers
  • Deep understanding of risk analysis of selected chemical-/microbiological food safety domains
  • Experience in driving digital innovation 
  • Good understanding and experience of data mining, statistics & modeling
  • Good level in English and French (written & spoken)
     

 

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

 

 

Location: Nestlé Research (EPFL site), Lausanne, Switzerland
Company: Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.
Act. Rate: Full-Time 
Type of contract: 2 years contract 
Ph.D. in chemical-/microbiological food safety, quality surveillance or related fields
Ideally having a strong publication records in the field of chemical-/microbiological food safety with preferable 1-2 years post-doc experience
 

Position Summary

 

Nestlé Research is based in Lausanne, Switzerland, employs approximately 800 people and is comprised of four Nestlé Institutes: Material Sciences; Health Sciences, Food Safety & Analytical Sciences and Packaging Sciences. Please have a tour of our facilities using this link or read more about Nestlé Research at our website

 

As a Food Safety Digital Research Specialist, you will ensure execution of digital research to strengthen early warning and proactive issue management processes related to food safety. You will also contribute to building a digital food safety warning system to be applied by businesses and operations.

A day in the life of a Food Safety Digital Research Specialist

 

  • Contribute to data-driven research strategy in the areas of food safety
  • Identify and help to prioritize food safety business needs that can be solved via data scouting/mining
  • Establish scientific collaborations 
  • Identify best internal and external solutions and datasets to address the above
  • Provide expert knowledge into development of scouting/predictive methodologies and algorithms
  • Test and validate digital (3G) prototypes
  • Patent and publish to ensure business impact and scientific credibility                 
  • Proactive scouting of food safety issues, provide recommendations and advocacy support to business        
  • Validate and support digital systems once implemented
     

What will make you successful

 

  • Ph.D. in chemical-/microbiological food safety, quality surveillance or related fields
  • Ideally having a strong publication records in the field of chemical-/microbiological food safety
  • Preferable 1-2 years post-doc experience
  • Strong network in food safety including academic partners
  • Knowledge of food safety and quality processes
  • Ability to link research to maximum business impact and transfers to businesses
  • Ability to establish scientific collaboration
  • Strong methodological approach that can be digitalized and published
  • Agile project management and consumer-centric design thinking
  • Broad insight in food safety in the context of supply chain and impact on consumers
  • Deep understanding of risk analysis of selected chemical-/microbiological food safety domains
  • Experience in driving digital innovation 
  • Good understanding and experience of data mining, statistics & modeling
  • Good level in English and French (written & spoken)
     

 

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. 

Lausanne, CH

Lausanne, CH

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