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Job Description - (180005CL)

Job Number : 180005CL)


Medical Director I want to leverage my expertise to create healthier lives through good nutrition 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 three major research institutes : Health Sciences, Material Sciences and Food Safety & Analytical 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 The Clinical Development Unit (CDU) provides the expertise, resources and facilities to design clinical studies and execute these throughout the world.

The evidence from well-designed and flawlessly executed clinical trials allows us to credibly communicate on the health benefits of our products or to gain knowledge that drives discovery and innovation.

Yet, a successful clinical journey, leading to meaningful scientific evidence, is impossible without tight teamwork between Nestlé business partners, internal R&D entities, research sites and service providers.

The CDU is committed to apply flexible and tailored approaches, while complying with regulatory, ethical requirements and quality standards.

As part of the Clinical Development group, you will have the opportunity to contribute in first person to the clinical development strategy of the NRC.

In collaboration with our scientists, you will be responsible for the evidence development strategy of highly scientific and innovative projects and for the design and interpretation of complex clinical trials, with the final goal to develop products that may significantly improve people’s health and wellbeing.

You will also provide medical oversight of ongoing studies and collaborate with the other NRC CDU functions (clinical project management, data management, biostatistics and quality management) to ensure flawless, efficient and smooth execution of the clinical trials in full compliance with internal Standard Operating Procedures, applicable laws and ICH Good Clinical Practice.

You will have the chance to broaden your scientific background and your knowledge of the clinical development process dealing with the peculiarities and the challenges of clinical research in nutrition.

Demonstrating excellent negotiation skills and collaborative mindset , your will be providing key medical & scientific expertise to clinical substantiation plans and clinical trial protocols for the development of new and renovated products in support of the business strategy Key responsibilities

  • Be part of the research project team (scientist(s), project manager, business representative(s)) since the concept phase to provide medical input on how to move from non-
  • clinical to clinical development

  • Support the business in the preparation of the Target Product Profile by contributing to the identification of the targeted population / condition and to the definition of the scientific claims
  • Lead the clinical development plan of the assigned clinical research projects.
  • Liaise with Nestlé Experts, R&D functions and external collaborators to drive continuous improvements of the clinical / scientific substantiation plans
  • Actively contribute to the development of Clinical Trial Protocols in compliance with the relevant SOP, writing specific sections and providing general input and guidance to ensure medical and methodological correctness and consistency with the approved clinical substantiation strategy
  • Collaborate with the other CDU functions (clinical operations, data management, statistics and quality) to ensure that clinical studies be conducted in a compliant and efficient way
  • Perform medical monitoring activities of ongoing clinical trials (AEs, SAEs, assessment of benefit / risk, data quality review activities)
  • Supervise as medical responsible the clinical research projects conducted at the NRC metabolic unit
  • Collaborate to the interpretation and publication of the clinical trial results
  • Education and experience

  • Medical Doctor degree, preferably with specialization in internal medicine / clinical pharmacology / gastroenterology / nutrition / pediatrics
  • Min 3-4 years experience in clinical development in Pharma / Food Companies or CRO
  • Swiss medical practice license highly desirable
  • Understanding of operational set-up of clinical substantiation plans and clinical studies in an international setting
  • Business acumen and capability of translating scientific concepts into business opportunities
  • Fluency in English
  • Show us that you demonstrate strong analytical skills and proactive cooperation. The ideal candidate will have deep knowledge of clinical trial design methodology, excellent communication skills and capacity to engage partnerships in different context.

    Your business insight, problem solving skills and capacity to understand and anticipate the links between science and business is what will set-

    you apart among the other candidates. Your ability to align clinical development and business goals will be highly appreciated in our very international fast-

    pace environment. 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 .

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    Jul 20, 2018, 7 : 48 : 04 AM

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