Laboratory Technician

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von: NESTLE | localité: KonolfingenN: NESTLE

Position Snapshot 
Location: Konolfingen, Switzerland  
Company: Nestlé Product & Technology Center (NPTC) Nutrition 
Act. Rate: Full-Time Act. Rate 100%
Type of contract: Permanent contract 

At Nestlé Research and Development in Konolfingen near Bern / Switzerland, we develop for Nestlé worldwide, new products, processes, and packaging concepts for a broad range of products of our Nutrition, Food, Health Science and Coffee businesses. In addition, we also provide technical assistance to our factories. 

What we offer at Nestlé 
Genuine opportunities for career and personal development 
Dynamic international working environment
Attractive additional benefits  


Position Summary  

At Nestlé Nutrition, our mission is to nurture a Healthier Generation. We aim to achieve this by leading the way in Research and Development of science proven nutrition solutions and by partnering with parents and healthcare professionals around the world. From pre-conception to adulthood, we are widening our reach and opening up new opportunities across the lifelong nutrition journey.

As a Laboratory Technician in NPTC Nutrition at Konolfingen site, your primary role will be on the planning and executing experiments in Food Biotechnology area, working in close collaboration with R&D scientists.

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 Laboratory Technician

  • Together with R&D scientists, plan, execute & document wet lab experiments, i.e. fermentations and drying of probiotic bacteria at laboratory scale.
  • Conduct analysis of probiotic bacteria using both classical and diverse modern microbiological methods.
  • Participate in the maintenance of the microbiology laboratory and its related equipment; all in compliance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).
  • Organization of the laboratory operations, incl. preparing Standard Operation Procedures (SOP), in cooperation with the team.
  • Support Nestlé factories and analytical labs on method implementation & mastership.
  • Coaching and training of students.


What will make you successful

  • VET (CFC) of Laboratory technician in biology or equivalent.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in the field of microbiology and/or biotechnology.
  • Experience in the field of lactic acid bacteria is an asset.
  • Experience in the development and use of molecular biology methods is an asset.
  • Ability to work autonomously and possess good organizational skills, flexibility, and adaptability in a dynamic work environment.
  • Good communication skills (written and oral) in English. German is an asset.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office tools, more specifically proficient in Excel.