R&D Associate Specialist Job at Nestlé Operational Services Worldwide SA in Konolfingen, BE

Job Description

Position Snapshot

Location: Konolfingen Switzerland

Company: Nestlé Product Technology Centre Dairy

Type of contract: Permanent contract

Act. Rate: Full time, 100%

Position Summary

Our Research & Development Konolfingen near Bern, Switzerland develops for Nestlé worldwide, new products, processes and packaging in the areas of Dairy and Nutrition. The Nestlé Product Technology Centre Dairy (NPTC) plans and develops Innovation & Renovation pipelines to support growth and profitability of our Dairy business via a consumer centric approach. It ensures scientific, technological and manufacturing excellence through the development of the right competences.

Within our Nestlé Dairy Science & Technology department and more specifically in the group „Flavour & Nutrient Delivery’, we are looking for a passionate & entrepreneurial Research Scientist working with us to shape the future of Dairy products. This includes research on traditional Dairy products such as milk, milk powders and yogurts, but also plant based alternatives.

In this position, you are responsible for supporting dairy product innovations & renovations and for developing new innovative concepts by combining food colloid expertise with nutrient science and food processing technology.

A day in the life of a Research Scientist in Food Colloids

Deliver breakthrough and competitive innovation which meet consumer needs

Develop science-based solutions to food colloid chemistry related problems with emphasis on improving nutrient bioavailability and functionality of dairy / plant based products

Create innovation opportunities of nutritious dairy and plant based products by applying science and technology solutions

Be at the forefront of latest scientific findings and create / manage Intellectual Property

Promote collaboration with other R&D units within Nestlé as well as with academic and industrial partners. Build and apply expertise in aligned research fields

What will make you successful

PhD in Food Colloid or Food Engineering or related field

Post doc or few years of professional experience in R&D is a plus

Knowledge on Biotransformation and/or Food Material Science is an asset

Sound expertise in manipulation of food materials for stabilization and release of nutrients or bioactives

Sound knowledge in the field of food process related changes in macronutrient structure and food ingredient interactions

Decent track of publications & scientific presentations / posters

Strong problem solving and ‘can do’ attitude

Passion for innovation and entrepreneurial mindset

Fluent oral & written communication skills in English

About Company

Company: Nestlé Operational Services Worldwide SA

Company Location:  Konolfingen, BE

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