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R&D Specialist in the Digestive Health group

Employer: Nestlé Research Center (NRC)
Posted: July 21, 2014
Expires: September 19, 2014
Requisition number: 140004HH

Science jobs from Nestlé Research Center (NRC):
"I want to share & collaborate in a stimulating scientific environment"

Nestlé Research Center (NRC) located near Lausanne, Switzerland is one of the leading research laboratories in food and nutritional sciences. With about 600 members of staff from over 40 nationalities, NRC has a strong position in the international scientific community supported further by more than 200 external scientific partnerships and University collaborations and more than 100 scientific publications each year (learn more about the NRC at

NRC has an excellent reputation in food and nutrition research that has benefited consumers for over a century. By bringing together its knowledge in Nutrition and Health, Food Science, Food/Consumer Interaction, Food Quality and Safety, Nestlé opens the way to develop Good Food and Good Life: to offer tasty foods that procure health as well as pleasure for our consumers. In this global and multicultural environment, Nestlé, a food, nutrition, health and wellness company aims to work with the best scientists in the world.

Demonstrating excellent proactive cooperation and initiative you will provide new ideas and concepts in the field of Nutrition and Gastrointestinal physiology particularly in the field of Gut comfort and digestion in infants.

Key responsibilities

Reinforce the expertise on gastrointestinal physiology to provide innovative ideas and scientific insight to the strategy of NRC in the field of Gut comfort & wellbeing and tolerance to feeding while properly addressing the increasing number of requests from the business Contribute to scientific NRC strategy in particular in the field of Gut comfort and digestion in particular in infants Strengthen scientific credibility in the domain of digestive health by quality publications and presentations internally and externally Ensure internal and external scientific communication Respond to R&D and business requests through knowledge and/or literature research Coach and develop technicians and peers in the field of expertise. Apply knowledge to complex problems across scientific / technical fields and/or cross categories. Design and promote clinical studies in the above mentioned fields

Education and experience

MD/PhD with good knowledge of Gastro-intestinal physiology / pharmacology, preferably in the gut comfort and feeding intolerance fields 3 to 5 years post-doc experience in functional gastrointestinal disorders, gut motility and/or digestion, preferably in infants and children Strong and practical experience in running physiological, nutritional or pharmacological preclinical/clinical trials. Proven track-record of publications Fluency in English Show us that you demonstrate strong result focus, combined with team-spirit and ability to inspire and engage others. Your flexibility, curiosity and excellent scientific insight is what will set you apart from the other candidates. If you are passionate about this position and want to make a difference to our performance, apply at in English.

The Nestle Group is the World's leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company with 92.2 billion Swiss Francs in sales in 2013, more than 330,000 employees worldwide and 468 factories in more than 86 countries. We offer an attractive and dynamic international working environment with constant opportunities for development, reflecting our conviction that people are our most important asset. Learn more about our Group and reasons to join us on

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