Senior Scientist in Human Microbiome
“I want to create healthier lives through good nutrition”
Nestlé Research Center, Vers-chez-les-Blanc, Switzerland Undefined period of time contract, act. rate 100%
The Nestlé Research Center (NRC) located near Lausanne, Switzerland is one of the leading research laboratories in food and nutritional sciences. With over 500 colleagues from over 40 nationalities, NRC has a strong position in the international scientific community supported further by more than 200 external scientific partnerships, multiple University collaborations and more than 100 scientific publications each year. Nestlé Research Center conducts up to 60 clinical trials in the areas of healthy nutrition, medical nutrition, metabolic disease, gastro-intestinal health amongst others. This work is done either at our state of the art Clinical Development Unit in Lausanne or with CROs. (learn more about the NRC at www.research.nestle.com).
Combining innovative drive and strong scientific integrity in Nutrition, Health, Food Science, Consumer Interaction and Food Safety, NRC opens the way to develop Good Food for Good Life.
To complete our Nutrition and Health Research Department at our Nestlé Research Center in Vers-chez-les-Blanc (Switzerland) we are currently looking for a Senior Scientist in Human Microbiome.
As a MicrobiomeSpecialist, your main responsibilities will be to steer and manage research activities in the microbiota field and to analyse and interprete microbiota omics datasets. You will have to identify new venues of research linking the microbiome to health and nutrition, in order to support business strategies.
Stay at the forefront of the rapidly evolving microbiota research field, and identify microbiota questions embedding an integrative view of the gut ecosystem
Develop a mid-long term strategy for projects within the gut ecosystem research unit, andpropose nutritional concepts able to promote health via the human-associated microbiota
Provide scientific support to business-related activities, engage and collaborate with stakeholders internally and externally
Develop and lead projects and deliver results in research activities in a timely and reliable fashion
Coach younger scientists and technicians
Education and experience
PhD with proven scientific expertise in the microbiota field, including knowledge in human microbial ecology.
At least 3 year experience in Research and Development in a related field
Experience in microbiota analysis, biological interpretation and data integration
- Bioinformatics scripting skills will be considered a strong advantage
Ability to steer and manage research projects and to lead teams on a project basis
Fluent in English, French would be an asset
Show us that you are inspiring and motivating. Your openness and flexibility will greatly contribute to your team. Your creativity and strong motivation is what will set you apart from other candidates. You demonstrate curiosity and sense of initiative. If you are a natural team player please apply in Englishatwww.nestle.com/jobs.
The Nestlé Group is the World’s leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company with 88,8 billion Swiss Francs in sales in 2015, more than 335,000 employees worldwide and 436 factories in more than 85 countries. We offer an attractive and dynamic international working environment with constant opportunities for development, reflecting our conviction that people are our most important asset. Learn more about our Group and reasons to join us onwww.nestle.com.