R&D Technician - Cell Culture & Gut Barrier
“Constant scientific challenges and close business bonds” Nestlé Research Center, Lausanne, Switzerland Undefined period of time 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 www.nestle.com/randd. As a R&D Technician in Cell Culture & Gut Barrier, you will execute and report laboratory activities according to project planning, under scientist supervision in compliance with good laboratory practices and safety rules.
Key responsibilities Manage cell culture with various cell types (e.g. intestinal epithelial cells, immune cells and enteric neurons) and co-cultures Propose/optimize cell culture conditions for testing specific bioactive nutrients and to select readout of interest Prepare and carry out laboratory analysis according to protocols from preclinical and clinical experiments Be knowledgeable in various biochemistry and molecular biology analysis: protein and DNA/RNA extraction, immunology assays (ELISA), Gene expression, Western blots Present results at group or project level Contribute to result analysis with scientists Write technical notes, Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). Participate in method’s writing in publications, R&D reports Share technical knowledge with colleagues and support trainees and master students Required Profile CFC or equivalent At least 3 years of experience in research laboratory and especially in the field of cell culture, protein and RNA analysis Has contributed to method’s validation Knowledge of HPLC, immunocytochemistry and/or microscopy image analysis would be appreciated Fluent in English or French with good knowledge of the other language Show us that you have the ability to organize & prioritize tasks. Your openness and flexibility, as well as your good team spirit, is what will set you apart. If your profile corresponds to the description and you wish to make a difference, please apply in English at www.nestle.com/jobs with full CV, Cover letter and Publication list if available. The Nestlé Group is the world’s largest food and beverage company with 89.8 billion Swiss Francs in sales in 2017. 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. The product development is based on nutritional science lead research for being able to propose healthier product to consumer. Company performance is driven by its Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nestle Research develop also biomedical research to better understand health and disease as influenced by genetics, metabolism and environment with the goal of translating this knowledge into personalized science-based nutrition. 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 www.nestle.com.