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Postdoctoral Fellow - Metabolic engineering in Nicotiana plants
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 a phenomenal career? Then apply now! We’re currently looking for a:
Metabolic engineering in Nicotiana plants
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. 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:
o PhD in in Plant Biology or related field
o Expertise in Bioinformatics, Plant Biology, Plant Genetics and Plant molecular biology laboratory techniques (previous activity in these fields related to tobacco plant is an advantage)
o Expertise in computational genome analysis, use and interpretation of Next Generation Sequencing data
o Knowledge in chemistry techniques to set up quantification of compounds from plants
o Experience in setting up greenhouse and field experiments
o Proven ability to write reports and manuscripts and to present research results at internal or external conferences
o Fluent in English
We’re also looking for people who:
· Are good at leading a wide variety of scientific studies and taking ownership of them
· Are independent, a fast learner and enjoy analyzing/researching topics while operating in an inquisitive environment working collaboratively within cross-functional teams
· Are excellent at 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 research technologies 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.
· Perform literature assessment of the current targets for metabolic engineering
· Use the next generation DNA sequencing techniques
· Perform plant molecular biology experiments
· Cultivate Nicotiana plants
· Optimize production of the target compounds
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:
international: you work with clients and learn on-the-job from team members from all over the world;
flexible: your work fits you and not the other way round, thanks to our flexible work arrangement program;
3) 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!
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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 applyonline (link PMI career)
*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-09201607