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Postdoctoral Fellow - Focusing on Aerosol Characterization (Online Technologies)

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Postdoctoral Fellow - Focusing on Aerosol Characterization (Online Technologies)



Philip Morris International Inc (PMI) just launched a new 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at our state-of-the-art Research & Development (R&D) facilities based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Are you up for a challenge? Are you looking for a unique opportunity to work on innovative projects that will significantly enhance your expertise in a corporate environment? And do you want to build an exciting career? Then apply now! We’re currently looking for a:

Postdoctoral Fellow

Focusing on Aerosol Characterization (Online Technologies)

The objective of PMI’s R&D center is to develop and assess products with the potential to reduce the risks of smoking-related diseases. We call these products reduced-risk products, or RRPs. This project is at the core of our business: our vision is that one day all adult smokers who otherwise wouldn’t quit will switch to what we call reduced-risk products, or RRPs. Get to know more about us on

We are looking for an enthusiastic Scientist with the following assets:

  • PhD in Chemistry/Physics
  • Good understanding of aerosol physicochemical properties
  • Sound knowledge in aerosol characterization technologies
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to screen companies/industries/markets in order to identify novel technologies for online aerosol monitoring
  • Good understanding of technical-engineering related topics
  • Experience in programming and automated data analysis is an advantage
  • Fluent in English

We’re also looking for people who:

  • Are good at leading a wide variety of studies and taking ownership
  • Are innovative
  • Enjoy learning while operating in an inquisitive environment working collaboratively with cross-functional teams
  • Are excellent in delivering results in a timely manner
  • Have an effective and impactful communication style

If you tick all of these boxes, then you are the one we want for our
Postdoctoral Program within our testing laboratories governance – testing engineering department.

As part of the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, you will play a key role in finding innovative solutions for increasing the value of our scientific evidence packages and ultimately improving speed to the market.

Project accountabilities:

  • The Postdoctoral Fellow will screen the aerosol technology and analytical instrumentation market in order to identify and assess existing technologies for the feasibility of online aerosol characterization and monitoring (including feasibility assessment), addressing specific questions defined in agreement with the supervising scientists
  • In the second phase the candidate will focus on advancing the selected characterization technology for specific applications in the product development and quality testing area by establishing and qualifying preliminary methods for on-line aerosol analysis
  • Our broad RRP product portfolio together with partially in-house developed aerosol generation and testing systems and methodologies offer multiple directions of testing, benchmarking and further verifying the selected online aerosol characterization technologies in the framework of a Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

If you want to discover more about this particular research project or others within our postdoc fellowship program, please visit 


Why join our new program? Here are 3 reasons why PMI is the ultimate employer to unlimit yourself with:

  • We’re
    international: you work with clients and learn on-the-job from team members from all over the world;
  • We’re
    flexible: your work fits you and not the other way round, thanks to our flexible work arrangement program;
  • We’re a
    certified top employer in Switzerland: we consider our employees to be our strongest asset, and we are developing talent throughout all levels of the organization.

And rest assured, as the first multinational company in Switzerland to obtain the
Equal-Salary label, for men and women, our competitive salary and compensation package applies to all of our employees!



PMI is the world’s leading international tobacco company, with six of the world's top 15 international brands and products sold in more than 180 markets. In addition to the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, including Marlboro, the number one global cigarette brand, and other tobacco products, PMI is engaged in the development and commercialization of Reduced-Risk Products (“RRPs”). RRPs is the term PMI uses to refer to products with the potential to reduce individual risk and population harm in comparison to smoking cigarettes. Through multidisciplinary capabilities in product development, state-of-the-art facilities, and industry-leading scientific substantiation, PMI aims to provide an RRP portfolio that meets a broad spectrum of adult smoker preferences and rigorous regulatory requirements. PMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, see www.pmi.com and www.pmiscience.com

If you wish to contribute to the future of our business and to the new scientific journey of the industry, please apply online by clicking on the “Apply” Button.

We would like to thank you for your interest in our Postdoctoral Fellowship program at Philip Morris International. In order for your application to be considered and submission
guaranteedwe will
ONLYconsider applications coming from the official application route via our careers site (
www.pmi.com/eng/careers/pages/careers.aspx). No speculative CV’s sent via email will be accepted. Furthermore, a motivation letter
NEEDSbe included / uploaded upon applying online. We thank you in advance for your understanding and look forward to receiving your application

*Reduced Risk Products (“RRPs”) is the term we use to refer to products with the potential to reduce individual risk and population harm in comparison to smoking cigarettes. PMI’s RRPs are in various stages of development and commercialization, and we are conducting extensive and rigorous scientific studies to determine whether we can support claims for such products of reduced exposure to harmful and potentially harmful constituents in smoke, and ultimately claims of reduced disease risk, when compared to smoking cigarettes. Before making any such claims, we will rigorously evaluate the full set of data from the relevant scientific studies to determine whether they substantiate reduced exposure or risk. Any such claims may also be subject to government review and authorization, as is the case in the USA today


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Job ID CH-CF-RD-09201604

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