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  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Lausanne


Research Assistant in Food Product Development(Job Number: 180008K2)
Research Assistant in Food Product Development
“Constant scientific challenges and close business bonds”
NRC, Lausanne, Switzerland                                                 12 months fix-term contract
Act. rate 100%
Nestlé Research is based in Lausanne, Switzerland and employs approximately 800 people. It consists of three major research institutes: Health Sciences, Material Sciences and Food Safety & Analytical 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
In order to complete our Institute of Material Sciences, we are currently looking for a Research Assistant in Food Products Development who will be able to link material science, process & technology and consumer understanding in order to drive Innovation & Renovation to deliver healthier and preferred products to our consumers.                                                   
Key responsibilities
•   Contribute to further develop our material science knowledge on new emerging ingredients
•   Leverage traditional Asian food culture to foster development of new health benefits       
•   Translate science & technology into prototypes and concept samples
•   Contribute to external recognition in the field through publications and conferences
•   Actively participate in expert networks to leverage knowledge and promote cross-fertilization between different R&D sites and product categories
•   Develop and coach junior collaborators (e.g. lab technicians, diploma students)
Education and experience
Master in the field of Material Science & Technology
An experience (1-3 years) in an R&D-oriented environment is required
Sound knowledge in Food Science and products would be a strong plus
Up-to-date knowledge of quality, safety and hygiene requirements
Fluent in English
Show us that you have excellent networking skills with a strong service orientation. In addition, your openness and flexibility will contribute to your and our success. Creative, you appreciate to work in teams. If you want to evolve in an international and scientific environment with challenges, then apply online on our website:
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 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
Primary Location: Switzerland-VD-Lausanne
Job: Research/Development
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Dec 7, 2018, 4:28:27 PM

About the company

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other. At Nestlé USA, we provide high-quality products that are essential to living well. As individuals and teams, we embrace leadership, make important contributions and support each other’s professional development. Join the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company, and deliver the satisfying foods that help people around the world through every phase of life.

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