R&D Specialist in Gut-Brain Axis
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R&D Specialist Gut-Brain Axis

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Nestlé Research, 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 majorresearch institutes : Health Sciences, Material Sciences, Food Safety &Analytical Sciences and Packaging Sciences.

Nestlé Research combinesfundamental science at the highest level, high-end analytical platformsleveraged by all research teams, and strong prototyping capabilities toaccelerate the translation of science into innovation.

Nestlé Researchpublished around 1,000 scientific publications in peer review journals over thelast five years, and files about 80 patents every year.

Nestlé Researchcollaborates with approximately 100 universities or research institutes aroundthe world. Learn more about Nestlé Research at .

To complete our Brain HealthDepartment, we are looking for a R&DSpecialist Gut-Brain Axis who is able to demonstrate excellent creativeskills, to drive product innovation at Nestlé Research.

Demonstrating excellent creativity andscientific curiosity, you will develop and lead highly collaborative researchprojects to identify nutritional interventions, leveraging the gut-

brain axisto support brain health across lifespan. You will lead the design,implementation and interpretation of in vitro and in vivo preclinical studiesas well as contribute to scientific communication material, patents andpeer-reviewed publications.

Key responsibilities

  • Developand lead highly collaborative research projects to identify nutritionalinterventions leveraging the gut-brain axis to support brain health and healthyaging
  • Integratescientific knowledge with business, intellectual property and regulatoryconstraints to identify research directions relevant to product innovation
  • Leadthe design, implementation and interpretation of in vitro and in vivopreclinical studies
  • Workwith clinical neuroscientists to design human intervention studies
  • Contributeto scientific communication material, patents, and peer-reviewed publications
  • Required Profile

  • Neurobiologist with PhD and 3+ years postdoctoral research experience
  • Deep expertise in microbiota-gut-brain axis biology, demonstrated with high impact publications in the field
  • Extensive experience with the design of in vivo experiments to study the molecular, cellular, and physiological aspects of gut-
  • brain signaling in mammals, and to study the impact of the gut-brain axis on behavior and brain health

  • Expertise in nutrition and nutritionalinterventions is a plus
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, any other language is an asset
  • Additional keywords : neuroscience, neuroscientist, neurobiology, neurobiologist

    Show us that you have a strong teamspirit and you are open to work with multi-disciplinary teams. Reveal us yourideas and your ambitions.

    If you are interested in this opportunity, we lookforward to hearing from you! Please apply in English at .

    TheNestlé Group is the world’s largest food and beverage company with 91.4 billionSwiss Francs in sales in 2018. It is present in 190 countries around the world,has 413 factories and its 308,000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purposeof enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future.

    Nestléoffers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their petsthroughout their lives. Its more than 2000 brands range from global icons likeNescafé or Nespresso to local favorites.

    Company performance is driven by itsNutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nestlé is based in the Swiss town ofVevey where it was founded more than 150 years ago.

    Learn more about our Groupand reasons to join us on .

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