Microbiome Science Lead
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Microbiome Science Lead Join an organization that brings people together to create new outcomes in health Nestlé Health Science, Lausanne, Switzerland Undefined period of time contract, act rate 100% Are you ready to join a transformational company in healthcare?

Nestlé Health Science is an innovative and fundamentally different type of company : a health science company engaged in advancing the role of nutritional therapy to change the management of health for consumers, patients and our partners in healthcare.

Nestlé Health Science is accelerating the development of its established portfolio of consumer and medical nutrition brands and is investing in research and partnerships to build a pipeline of truly novel therapeutic nutrition.

Our intent is to bring forward nutritional therapies that have proven clinical and health economic value and improve the quality of people’s lives.

Nestlé Health Science plays a key role in the Nutrition, Health & Wellness ambition of our parent company Nestlé. We have privileged access to Nestlé’s R&D network, including the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences, a biomedical research Institute established at the same time as Nestlé Health Science, in January 2011.

With global headquarters in Epalinges, Switzerland, Nestlé Health Science already employs around 3,000 people. Our portfolio of nutrition solutions, diagnostics, devices and drugs, targets health areas including inborn errors of metabolism, paediatric and acute care, obesity, healthy ageing, gastrointestinal and brain health.

Bold, collaborative and focused professionals passionate about helping build a transformational company fit well in our organisation.

As a Microbiome Science Lead , reporting to the Head of Translational Research, you will select and promote scientific discoveries with high translational value (from internal or external research), and facilitate their translation into development opportunities / product concepts or services.

In this role, you will both propose develop a research strategy in microbiome based interventions for different health benefits (GI Health, allergy metabolic disease) , and execute approved projects and initiatives, working closely with the NHSc business categories (especially Novel Therapeutic Nutrition and Prometheus).

Your strong network and Nestlé R&D and external research partners will facilitate this task. Key responsibilities

  • Develop the Research strategy and plans for the Microbiome benefit area across relevant categories, in close cooperation with the Head of Translational Research, and in the context of competitive research landscape
  • Manage external networks, create external scientific credibility in respective research field
  • Actively support translation of science into Cat 1 projects (early stage research & innovation projects), including scientific input to Regulatory and Evidence Development Plan
  • Manage new technology platforms, external or internal Cat 1 projects, with support from PMO
  • Promote early breakthrough innovation that enhances and challenges current nutritional therapies
  • Generate science-based, patient-relevant differentiated concepts to increase pipeline value
  • Providing scientific & technical expertise to Due Diligences
  • Assure Scientific Publications according to overall plan
  • Required Profile

  • PhD or PhD / MD. Scientific mastership in gut microbiome research : strong insights into gut ecology, and related measures (metagenomics, metabolomics);
  • host : microbe interactions in at least one of the following areas : immunity and inflammation, metabolism

  • Recognized expert, track record in publications / patents in this field and KOL network
  • Direct working experience in global industry / R&D with excellent knowledge of translating science / technology into development opportunities and product concepts
  • Experience in managing cross-functional and remote teams
  • Experience with innovative nutrition as potential disease management and biotech / pharma or a good understanding of R&D approaches in the drug development world
  • Impactful communication and negotiation skills are strong assets for this role as well as being a self-starter, able to drive things in a full autonomy, demonstrating a natural can-

    do attitude, capability to deal with risk and ambiguity but still able to take fast decisions when critical. Your ability to focus on metrics and execution are key elements.

    Last but not least, your insight and your strong ability to network in different businesses and economics environments will contribute to your and our success.

    If you are interested about this position and want to make a difference fulfilling Nestlé Nutrition’s mission to nurture the health of the next generation, apply at www.

    nestlehealthscience.com / career

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