Associate Research Scientist in Infant Cereals "I want to achieve great things and I want them to be noticed" Nestlé Research Orbe, Switzerland defined period of time contract, 9 months Contractor, starting date Jan, 1^st 2019 act. Rate 100%
At Nestlé Research Orbe, near Lausanne / Switzerland, we develop new products and processes supporting Nestlé Infant Cereals worldwide. In addition, we also provide technical assistance to our factories around the world.
The Nutrition "Strategic Business Unit" (SBU) is part of the Nestlé Group. Our mission is to nurture a Healthier Generation. We will achieve this by leading the way in research and development of science-proven nutrition solutions and by partnering with parents and healthcare professionals around the world. At the heart of our mission is the knowledge and understanding that nutrition in the first 1 000 days of life, from conception, through pregnancy and throughout the child's first two years of life - has a direct and significant impact on health and performance in later life. Our product portfolio includes such trusted and well-recognized brands as NAN, LACTOGEN, NESTOGEN, GERBER, CERELAC, SMA and ILLUMA. We are currently looking for a Associate Research Scientist in Infant Cereals that will develop and share the product/process chemistry knowledge/expertise of cereals to accelerate the development of innovative solutions and to create competitive gaps. In this job, you will also scout for new analytical technologies and implement best in class Food Chemistry analytics to enable in depth characterization of cereal based matrices leading to the molecular understanding of product attributes and support, with standardized analytical methods, the development and the industrialization of cereals products driving consumer preference. Key responsibilities
Build the knowledge and the expertise needed to link consumer preferences and manufacturing performance to product attributes and process parameters
Apply analytical methods with focus on carbohydrates leading to the molecular understanding of processes and infant cereal product attributes
Work closely with product & process development specialists, laboratory technicians and other Nestlé Research Orbe and R&D functions to master the process from raw material to semi-finished and finished cereal products
Contribute and actively promote knowledge transfer within R&D through participation in internal & external workshops and expert communities and creation of training module
Education and experience
PhD or MSc Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field.
Experience in R&D or academia with scientific knowledge.
Scientific and technical expertise in advanced analytics used for food product characterization (e.g. liquid chromatographic techniques). Applied analytical skills in biopolymers (carbohydrates, proteins) and enzymology.
Fluent in English, knowledge in French is an advantage
You have strong work ethic, integrity, honesty, safety, compliance and quality, you are curious, and creative, and have a strong ability to work in teams, which are our main assets for this position. Furthermore, you are willing to accept change and have the ability to manage it and strive to continuous improvement. If you believe you have the profile we are looking for and are interested in this opportunity, we look forward to hearing from you at www.nestle.com/jobs !
The Nestlé Group is the world's largest food and beverage company with 89.8 billion Swiss Francs in sales in 2017. It is present in 189 countries around the world, has 413 factories and its 323,000 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 http://www.nestle.com/.