Associate Specialist in Diet Modelling
“Potential and purpose and like minded-people”
Associate Specialist in Diet Modelling (Job Number: 180003S5)
Nestlé Research Center, Lausanne, Switzerland Temporary contract (2 years), act rate 100%
Over the last 5 years, the 600-staff NRC has published around 1000 scientific publications in peer review journals and files about 80 patents every year. The NRC also has around 100 research collaborations with universities or research institutes around the world. The NRC is organized with three large research institutes for Health Science, Materials Science and Food Safety & Analytical Science. Research Units focusing on Clinical Development, and PetCare, complement these major Institutes. The NRC plays an important role in providing the science behind healthier products (learn more about the NRC at www.research.nestle.com).
Demonstrating excellent communication skills and ability to translate complex scientific discoveries, you will be responsible for the delivery of a new methodology aiming to develop nutritional targets for more nutritious products and transfer it to the business, in order to strengthen the R&D pipeline for nutritionally improved products.
Identify and access relevant datasets for analysis
Model the impact of diet and dietary changes on nutrition and health outcomes
Develop evidence-based nutrition & dietary recommendations based on modelling results
Use food and diet nutritional scoring to define quality criteria for foods and diets
Analyze observational studies for diet and health interactions and communicate results effectively to internal and external stakeholders
Effectively manage research activities, research assistants, collaborations, and resources to deliver milestones on time
Lead the knowledge transfer for newly developed profiling methodology and support development of educational material
Build relationships and manage complex stakeholder environment
Contribute to scientific communication material, patents, and peer-reviewed publications
Education and experience
- PhD in Nutrition, Epidemiology or Public Health
- Strong competence in nutritional epidemiology and statistical analyses, ideally with R or SPSS
- Experience in linear programming, survival analysis, and/or other modelling techniques using large dietary cohorts and food composition data
- Knowledge of nutrient profiling science and systems is considered a plus
- Outstanding track record of scientific publications
- Fluency in English.
Show us that you have a creative and collaborative mindset and you are able to propose innovative ideas. Your excellent result focus, capacity to influence effectively and build networks is what will set you apart among the other candidates. If you are dedicated to apply scientific knowledge and demonstrate an excellent scientific communication, and you want to make a difference to our performance, please apply in English at: www.nestle.com/jobswith full CV, publications list and cover letter.
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 www.nestle.com.