Research Assistant

Nestlé Operational Services Worldwide SA

  • Date de publication :

    02 juin 2023
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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

Research Assistant

Position Snapshot

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

What we offer at Nestlé

Genuine opportunities for career and personal development
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: Food Sciences, Health Sciences, Food Safety & Analytical Sciences, Packaging Sciences, and Agricultural Sciences. Please have a tour of our facilities using this link or read more about Nestlé Research at our website. Please follow us on Nestlé R&D on LinkedIn.

We are looking for a solution-oriented Research Assistant to plan, perform and execute experimental studies under the direction of the lead scientist and group/team manager in the field of metabolic health, cell and organ metabolism, physiology, and function.

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 Research Assistant

  • Identify, develop, and implement novel methods and assays based on project needs in collaboration with project team and manager
  • Plan, set up and execute experiments, analysis of results, and capacity to build experimental plans based on outcomes
  • Cell culture and molecular biology (CRISPR, cloning and transfection, reporter cell line generation, etc.) and expression analysis (RT-PCR, western blot, etc.), set up and run in vitro assays
  • Analyse cell cultures by in immunohistochemistry, fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry
  • Integrate Scientific, Technology, Quality and Safety and Environment knowledge into business
  • Prepare internal written reports, participate, and present in group and department meetings
  • Data and sample management and documentation (e.g., SLIMS)
  • Guide/train/mentor newcomers to ensure appropriate and fast adaptation to the lab

What will make you successful

  • Master's degree level or equivalent in the related scientific field with proven track record
  • Up to date knowledge of quality and safety requirements
  • Minimum 10 years of R&D experience
  • Required experience with presentation of scientific results and discoveries
  • Fluent in English