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Senior R&D Scientist

Position Snapshot

  • Nestlé Research, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Permanent contract
  • Full-Time
  • PhD degree in the field of Powder Science and Technology
  • Minimum 5 years of R&D and Industry experience

Position Summary

As a Senior R&D Scientist, you will propose and drive research and innovation in the field of powder science and technology to enable developments of healthier and preferred products. You will also contribute to establishment of the team’s Science & Technology strategy and competences development plan to deliver consumer-centric innovations.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

A day in the life of Senior R&D Scientist

  • Lead and manage knowledge building and business-driven projects using best project management practices
  • Build and document knowledge about state-of-the-art Science & Technology, trends and innovations in food powders
  • Consolidate and leverage knowledge from projects, external collaborations and networks in the field of Powder S&T
  • Consolidate and present project results in written and oral forms to key internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop new tools and competencies in the domain of powder Science and Technologies
  • Actively participate in expert network to promote cross-fertilization between different R&D sites

What will make you successful

  • PhD in Food Science
  • Strong knowledge in the field of Material and Powder Science
  • Experience in Industry and Industrial Processes and technology
  • Minimum 5 years R&D experience after PhD demonstrating deep scientific leadership skills
  • Strong project management experience with very good stakeholder and communication skills
  • Ability to work in teams and leadership qualities
  • Fluency in English is mandatory, French would be an asset

We are Nestlé, the largest food and beverage company. We are 308,000 employees strong driven by the purpose of enhancing the quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Our values are rooted in respect: respect for ourselves, respect for others, respect for diversity and respect for our future. With more than CHF 91.4 billion sales in 2018, we have an expansive presence with 413 factories in more than 85 countries. We believe our people are our most important asset, so we’ll offer you a dynamic inclusive international working environment with many opportunities across different businesses, functions and geographies, working with diverse teams and cultures. Want to learn more? Visit us at www.nestle.com.


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