Soft Matter Formulation Specialist
Nestle — Lausanne
18.09.2019 | Employee | 100%

Soft Matter Formulation Specialist

Soft Matter Formulation Specialist

"I want to create a better world and build a better business"


Nestlé Research, Lausanne, Switzerland                                        2 years contract   

Act. rate 100%


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


As an Associate Specialist in Soft Matter Formulation in the Department of Technology (Institute of Materials Sciences, Nestle Research), you will support and lead science based rapid prototyping activities focusing on going beyond traditional dairy into alternative/sustainable sources. You will work on both internal and external collaborations (university and ingredient suppliers) focusing on innovative ingredients / technology solutions, translating them into innovative prototypes with entrepreneurial spirit. You will explore cross category applications of scientific ideas by developing and stretching scientific findings into concrete food applications.

Key responsibilities
  • Propose and contribute to the creation of new ideas and effectively transfer scientific concepts into prototypes in collaboration with scientists and project managers. Be able to run these activities and communicate/present activities back to key clients without supervision
  • Design and conduct experimental work from bench scale to pilot production in order to realise scientific concepts into consumer products
  • Contribute to business related project activities with a proactive participation. Present results in written and oral form to relevant team members and stakeholders.
  • Integrate technical and formulation competencies into business relevant activities and prototypes
  • Ensure regular update on recent ingredients and product innovations.
Required Profile
  • PhD in Colloidal Sciences, Soft Matter, Rheology, Chemical Engineering or Process Engineering
  • Proven track record in experimental soft matter and/or colloidal science; Experience of process engineering, food formulation and prototyping a plus
  • Result driven and ability to deliver to tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills to a variety of audiences
  • Fluent in English, any other language a plus
  • Passion for translating science into relevant consumer centric product concepts and prototypes

Show us that you demonstrate creativity and have a strong passion for translating science into concepts. Your strong experience in Colloidal Sciences and pragmatic approach are what will set you apart from the other candidates. Moreover, your interpersonal skills will allow you to have a cooperative approach with your peers. If you are interested in joining a very international scientific environment and if you want to make a difference to our performance, please apply in English on


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 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

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