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Senior Scientist in Microbiome Research

Senior Scientist in Microbiome Research

Lausanne, CH

Lausanne, CH

Position Snapshot

 

Location: Nestlé Research, Lausanne, Switzerland
Company: Société des Produits Nestlé S.A. 
Act. Rate: Full-Time 100%
Type of contract: Permanent contract
PhD and expertise in microbiome research with a minimum 10 years experience in R&D
Minimum 3 years of people management 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 part of recent expansion of microbiome research at Nestlé, we are seeking a senior scientist in microbiome working transversally on the role of microbiome in nutrition and health.

A day in the life of a Senior Scientist in Microbiome Research

 

• Develop and implement innovative and competitive microbiome-based nutritional concepts to meet business needs and contribute to growth
• Strengthen microbiome research strategy by leveraging internal and external scientific expertise while embracing consumer trends
• Coach and develop technicians, research assistants and peers. Supervisory role of PhD and/or master students
• Contribute to peer reviewed scientific publications, scientific communications, and patents
• Establish and nurture close relationships with relevant technology centers/factories/markets/businesses to understand business needs, provide proactive support and generate new ideas
• Actively monitor relevant external partners (academic and industry) and set up strategic relationships when relevant
 

What will make you successful

 

• PhD with expertise in microbiome research with minimum of 10 years of experience post PhD in R&D
• Minimum 3 years of people management experience (leading, coaching and developing people)
• Working knowledge of advanced microbiome analytics and nutrition is a plus
• Experience in concept ideation and science translation
• Excellent project management and stakeholder management
• Highly motivated and independent, with the ability to work in a dynamic environment
• Excellent communication skills, team spirit, and open mindset
• Good time, resource, and budget management skills
• Fluent in English both written and spoken, any other language is 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

 

Location: Nestlé Research, Lausanne, Switzerland
Company: Société des Produits Nestlé S.A. 
Act. Rate: Full-Time 100%
Type of contract: Permanent contract
PhD and expertise in microbiome research with a minimum 10 years experience in R&D
Minimum 3 years of people management 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 part of recent expansion of microbiome research at Nestlé, we are seeking a senior scientist in microbiome working transversally on the role of microbiome in nutrition and health.

A day in the life of a Senior Scientist in Microbiome Research

 

• Develop and implement innovative and competitive microbiome-based nutritional concepts to meet business needs and contribute to growth
• Strengthen microbiome research strategy by leveraging internal and external scientific expertise while embracing consumer trends
• Coach and develop technicians, research assistants and peers. Supervisory role of PhD and/or master students
• Contribute to peer reviewed scientific publications, scientific communications, and patents
• Establish and nurture close relationships with relevant technology centers/factories/markets/businesses to understand business needs, provide proactive support and generate new ideas
• Actively monitor relevant external partners (academic and industry) and set up strategic relationships when relevant
 

What will make you successful

 

• PhD with expertise in microbiome research with minimum of 10 years of experience post PhD in R&D
• Minimum 3 years of people management experience (leading, coaching and developing people)
• Working knowledge of advanced microbiome analytics and nutrition is a plus
• Experience in concept ideation and science translation
• Excellent project management and stakeholder management
• Highly motivated and independent, with the ability to work in a dynamic environment
• Excellent communication skills, team spirit, and open mindset
• Good time, resource, and budget management skills
• Fluent in English both written and spoken, any other language is 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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