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As a R&D Specialist in Carbohydrates, you will be a good team player, demonstrate excellent service orientation and communication skills, you will be executing projects (or activities within projects) requiring analysis and / or characterization of carbohydrates and will be providing scientific and technical support to other Nestlé entities within R&D and operations.
A day in the life of a R&D Specialist in Carbohydrates
Develop and validate fit for purpose analytical methods for the quantification of carbohydrate components in food matrices and biological samples
Build and document knowledge about latest methods, trends and developments in carbohydrate analyses (and carbohydrate science in general)
Integrate interdisciplinary knowledge into business context, e.g. carbohydrate (bio)chemistry knowledge to explain prebiotic concepts
Explore, identify and translate patentable breakthrough data into business relevant patent applications
Recommend, plan and deliver technical and scientific support for projects related to the characterization or quantification of carbohydrates in collaboration with internal stakeholders
Ensure End to End project management and client-oriented Project Transfer are within timelines and planned costs
What will make you successful
PhD in analytical chemistry, biochemistry or food chemistry applied to carbohydrates
Excellent knowledge in carbohydrates area
Expertise in polysaccharide / oligosaccharide analysis and characterization would be an asset
A working knowledge of one or more of the following techniques GC, HPLC, NMR, mass spectrometry
Excellent communication skills in English (spoken and written)
Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company. It is present in 187 countries around the world, and its 290,000 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. Its more than 2,000 brands range from global icons like Nescafé or Nespresso to local favourites like Ninho.
Company performance is driven by its Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nestlé is based in the Swiss town of Vevey where it was founded more than 150 years ago.