R&D Senior Specialist Psychobiology

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von: Nestlé Operational Services Worldwide SA | localité: LausanneN: NestlOperationalServicesWorldwideSA

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R&D Senior Specialist Psychobiology

Position Snapshot

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

Please note that as a first step of the recruitment process, once you have submitted your application, you will be invited to complete a recorded video introduction.

What we offer at Nestlé

Flexible work policies in terms of core hours and working from home. Please talk to us during the recruitment process about what flexibility could look like for you!
Genuine opportunities for career and personal development
Modern "smart office" locations providing agile & collaborative workspaces
Dynamic international working environment
Attractive additional benefits

Position Summary

As an R&D Senior Specialist Psychobiology, you will join a diverse team of researchers developing nutritional solutions for promoting mental wellbeing. You will initiate and lead clinical and scientific research activities on nutrition in relation to biological processes to support healthy mood and behaviours. You will contribute to translation of scientific discoveries into benefits across businesses, supporting our research & innovation pipeline.

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 an R&D Senior Specialist Psychobiology

  • Develop innovative science concepts around nutrition, nutrients, bioactives and behaviour that address mental wellbeing and specific consumer health needs in healthy populations
  • Lead the design, implementation and interpretation of human observational and interventional studies across NIHS to achieve impactful scientific discoveries
  • Provide scientific qualified support and consultancy to projects across the department and institute
  • Communicate effectively to internal and external stakeholders to drive decision-making
  • Translate research results into differentiating innovation through products, communications or claims
  • Contribute to scientific communication material, patents, and peer-reviewed publications

What will make you successful

  • PhD in psychobiology and at least 5-10 years of experience in nutrition research after doctoral degree
  • Previous experience in industry or collaboration with start-ups/industry
  • Proficiency in behavioral, psychological, and cognitive methodologies relevant to conducting assessments related to mental wellbeing
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting clinical studies that integrate psychology, behavior, nutrition, digital and brain physiology aspects
  • A strong desire to explore new ideas, technologies, and scientific advancements, and a willingness to continuously learn and adapt to new research fields
  • Ability to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams, communicate research findings, and collaborate with colleagues and external partners

At Nestlé, we want to help shape a better and healthier world, inspire people to live healthier lives and deliver impact at a scale and pace that makes a difference. We do this by fostering a diverse, friendly, supportive, and collaborative environment, that creates positive disruption, embraces innovation, and empowers people and teams to win. We aim to hire friendly, respectful, inspiring people who care about the people's lives that we touch every single day.

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