Nestlé Research is based in Lausanne, Switzerland and employs approximately 800 people. It consists of four major research institutes: Health Sciences, Material Sciences, Food Safety & Analytical Sciences and Packaging Sciences. Nestlé Research combines fundamental science at the highest level, high-end analytical platforms leveraged by all research teams, and strong prototyping capabilities to accelerate the translation of science into innovation. Nestlé Research published around 1,000 scientific publications in peer review journals over the last five years, and files about 80 patents every year. Nestlé Research collaborates with approximately 100 universities or research institutes around the world. Learn more about Nestlé Research at www.nestle.com/randd.
Nestlé Research, Lausanne, Switzerland 2 years contact, full time Starting date: as soon as possible
As a spectroscopy research assistant, you will take part in projects requiring analytical development, analysis and technical assistance mainly using spectroscopy techniques (including Micro FT-IR, Micro Raman).
A day in a life of a Spectroscopy Research Assistant:
Execute projects requiring analytical development, analysis and technical assistance using spectroscopy techniques (including Micro FT-IR, Micro Raman) for material (soft and solid) identification, solid state characterization and technical support to other Nestlé entities within R&D and operations.
Use competencies in signal treatment and spectra interpretation (including data processing)
Define and lead one or more project(s)/activities with multiple Nestlé Research and external stakeholders in the frame of spectroscopy and activities (lead analytical developments and projects) related to material identification (including foreign bodies) in food
Tests new alternatives/rapid methods to strengthen our Operational support and our R&D strategy
Scout new technologies that can impact Nestlé R&D projects
Develop and validate with lab work fit for purpose spectroscopic methods for material characterization and counting
Participate to sample preparation and propose new approaches
Be able to work in clean environment and to deal with traces analysis
Build and document knowledge about latest methods, trends and developments in spectroscopy and alternative methods field
Explore, identify and translate patentable breakthrough data into business relevant patent applications
What will make you successful
Master or PhD in Life sciences or equivalent
2-3 years' experience in spectroscopy with strong technical competencies on micro / nano particle analysis & associated analytical techniques
Experience with signal and spectra treatment, sample preparation and data processing
Knowledge and competencies in Micro FTIR / Raman, XRF, spectra treatment, data processing, material identification
Previous experience working in cross functional teams
English written & spoken mandatory. French would be a strong asset
The Nestlé Group is the world's largest food and beverage company with 91.4 billion Swiss Francs in sales in 2018. It is present in 190 countries around the world, has 413 factories and its 308,000 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 favorites. 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.