Research Assistant - Neurocognition

Nestle — Lausanne
11.10.2019 | Employee | 100%

Research Assistant - Neurocognition


Research Assistant Neurocognition




"I want to fit in and stand out"




Nestlé Research Center, Temporary/Fixed Term contract (2 years), 

Lausanne, Switzerland 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 a Research Assistant in Neurocognition, your main activity will be to plan, coordinate, execute and report laboratory and experimental activities according to the project planning, and in compliance with good laboratory practices and safety rules.

Key responsibilities

  • Design and carry out experiments for neuroscience projects
  • Develop experimental methods and protocols
  • Show polyvalent knowledge applicable to various fields
  • Provide technical and scientific support to projects by assisting scientists and project leaders in the selection of the analytical approach and method
  • Manage and coordinate autonomously experimental activities within larger projects, and consolidate data with project/activity leader
  • Present methods and results at department and Nestlé Research level, and write communications and reports

Required Profile

  • Master in Neurobiology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry or equivalent
  • Expertise in driving method development and implementation in collaboration with internal and external scientists related to neuroscientific research questions
  • Experience with the design and execution of in vitro studies using cell cultures
  • Experience with common cellular and molecular biology techniques such as immunolabeling, fluorescence microscopy, western blotting, and qRT-PCR.
  • Experience with tissue processing for histological and biochemical analyses would be a plus
  • Experience with reviewing scientific literature (technological and subject matter field of expertise)
  • Experience in scientific reporting (analytical reports, results sections of R&D reports etc.)
  • Ideally knowledge in nutrition and/or biochemistry
  • Fluent in English and French both spoken and written

Show us that you have the ability to prioritize tasks and targets. Your initiative and capacity to impact and convince others, as well as your good interpersonal communication skills, is what will set you apart. If your profile corresponds to the description and you wish to make a difference, please apply in English at with full CV, Cover letter and Publication list.

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