Senior Specialist Physical Energy

Nestlé Operational Services Worldwide SA

  • Publication date:

    26 September 2022
  • Workload:

  • Contract:

    Permanent position

The Nestlé Group is the world's largest food and beverage company with 92.6 billion Swiss Francs in sales in 2019. It is present in 187 countries around the world, has 403 factories and its 291'000 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

Senior Specialist Physical Energy

Position Snapshot

Location: Nestlé Research, Lausanne, Switzerland
Company: Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.
Act. Rate: Full-Time Act. Rate 100%
Type of contact: Permanent contract

Modern "smart office" locations providing agile & collaborative workspaces
Dynamic international working environment
Attractive additional benefits

Position Summary

Nestlé Research is based in Lausanne, Switzerland, employs approximately 1000 people and is comprised of five Nestlé Institutes: Material Sciences; Health Sciences, Food Safety & Analytical Sciences, Packaging Sciences and Agriculture Sciences. Please have a tour of our facilities using this link or read more about Nestlé Research at our website.

As a Senior Specialist in Physical Health and Metabolism, your mission will be to develop natural bioactives solutions and lead research activities for various health benefits including promoting physical energy and metabolism, and healthy aging in adults and pets.

We offer a dynamic, inclusive, and international working environment with many opportunities across different companies, functions, and regions. Don't miss the opportunity to join us and work with different teams in an agile and diverse context.

A Day in the Life of a Senior Specialist in Physical Health and Metabolism

  • Lead and develop concepts in bioactive nutrient discovery for various health benefits including promoting physical energy (in particular, in muscle and kidney), (cardio)metabolic health and healthy ageing in adults and pets
  • Characterize mechanism of action of ingredients with an emphasis on metabolic sensing, mitochondrial bioenergetics and physical energy
  • Lead experimental strategies and coach research assistants for cellular, c. elegans / model organism and preclinical experiments
  • Provide expert opinion on bioactive discovery, metabolism and translation
  • Communicate scientific discoveries to internal stakeholders and at external conferences
  • Publish scientific articles and file patents
  • Build and maintain an external network with academia and start-ups/CROs to enable a competitive research program

What will make you successful

  • PhD and at least 5 years of postdoc experience
  • Track-record of scientific productivity and innovation in nutritional translation or drug discovery
  • Background in Biology with experience on bioenergetics in various tissues to improve metabolic health and promote healthy ageing
  • Experience in cellular mechanism elucidation of bioactives/drugs in vitro as well as in model organisms and pre-clinical experiments, with C elegans experience a major plus
  • Proven ability to collaborate in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Passion for translational science with ability to communicate impact of research achievements for health management to non-expert audiences
  • Previous experience in industry or collaboration with start-ups/industry would be a plus
  • Fluent in English (both written and oral)