Associate Specialist in Fermentation
Nestle - Lausanne
13.06.2019 | Employee | 100%

Associate Specialist in Fermentation

Associate Specialist in Fermentation


"Working together and standing apart"


Nestlé Research,                                                 Defined period of time contract (2 yrs), 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 


To support its research strategy, the Biology Department is seeking an Associate Specialist in Fermentation.


In this role, you will be part of the Technical Microbiology group and will support the development, innovation and renovation of fermentation processes. You will also participate to key projects to deliver natural taste & texture as well as the optimization of nutritional composition of ingredients or health benefits (i.e. probiotics). Your support will include the setup and operation of fermentation experiments with the aim to release for internal and external tasting.


Key responsibilities 
  • Contribute to leading and executing research projects as associated fermentation specialist, scale up of results and executing the optimization of reaction/fermentation conditions in view of feasible applications
  • Provide to explore/develop processes that can deliver on sustainable and affordable fermentation processes
  • Develop and maintain own areas of expertise including writing of impactful publications/communications
  • Focus on good stakeholder management with the aim to transfer and adopt proposed solutions in area of expertise to Nestlé Product Technology Centers, business or markets


Required Profile
  • PhD in Fermentation Technology/Microbiology or relevant field, ideally within food and/or related to probiotics
  • Ability to set up and lead research projects

  • Ability to build external partnerships, think strategically and application oriented

  • Proven and actual publication track record

  • Exposed to diverse cultures, international experience would be an asset

  • Fluent in English, any other language a plus

Show us that you are passionate and display a strong work ethic, integrity and total honesty. Your strong initiative will be seen as a driver and your focus to translate & implement science into business (Rapid Prototyping) will contribute to your and our success. Furthermore, your ability to create climate for innovation, renovation and knowledge sharing will set you apart among the other candidates. If you are successful, you should be able to drive new innovative Fermentation projects within the Team. If you are interested in this opportunity, we look forward to hearing from you! Apply in English at


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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