Group Leader Technical Microbiology
Nestle — Lausanne
16.09.2019 | Employee | 100%

Group Leader Technical Microbiology

Group Leader Technical Microbiology


"I want to fit in and stand out"



Nestlé Research, Lausanne, Switzerland                                                  Permanent 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 a Group Leader in Technical Microbiology, you will be key in leading a team and together, develop science strategies and drive innovation in the field of food fermentation and probiotic process development.


Key responsibilities


  • Manage resources within the group to provide all support required for the projects
  • Work with other Nestlé Research Competence groups to prioritize resources and align project objectives related to Fermentation and probiotics
  • Deliver early prototypes to illustrate impact that can be generated
  • Manage and develop the team
  • Ensure that Nutrition, Health and Wellness as well as consumer trends objectives are achieved


Required Profile


  • PhD in Fermentation Technology or equivalent
  • At least 5 years experience in the field of Fermentation and Probiotics research
  • Experience in leading and developing people
  • Experience in managing and driving complex projects
  • Initial industrial experience is a plus, special focus on translating science into business concepts
  • Fluent in English, any other language would be a plus


Show us your passion, high sense of organization, drive to create impact and leadership to manage teams. 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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