Food Safety Specialist

Position snapshot

  • Location: Nestlé Research, Lausanne (EPFL site), Switzerland
  • Company: Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.
  • Act. Rate: Full-Time
  • Type of contract: 2 years contract
  • PhD in chemical contaminants (pesticides, mycotoxins, heavy metals, alkaloids, environmental contaminants, process contaminants, etc)
  • Experience in food safety and quality surveillance
  • Few years post do experience

Position summary

Nestlé Research is based in Lausanne, Switzerland, employs approximately 800 people and is comprised of four Nestlé Institutes: Material Sciences, Health Sciences, Food Safety & Analytical Sciences and Packaging Sciences. Please have a tour of Nestlé facilities using this link or read more about Nestlé Research at company's website

As a Food Safety Digital Research Specialist, you will ensure execution of digital research to strengthen early warning and proactive issue management processes related to food safety. You will also contribute to building a digital food safety warning system to be applied by businesses and operations.

A day in a life of a Food Safety Digital Research Specialist

  • Contribute to data-driven research strategy in the areas of food safety
  • Identify and help to prioritize food safety business needs that can be solved via data scouting/mining
  • Establish scientific collaborations
  • Identify best internal and external solutions and datasets to address the above
  • Provide expert knowledge into the development of scouting/predictive methodologies and algorithms
  • Test and validate digital (3G) prototypes
  • Patent and publish to ensure business impact and scientific credibility
  • Proactive scouting of food safety issues, provide recommendations and advocacy support to business
  • Validate and support digital systems once implemented

What will make you successful

Some experience in / good understanding of: - Digital development - AI, machine learning - Scouting methodologies - Data modeling - Data driven prioritization - Prediction, predictive methodologies


The position deadline is December 17, 2021. The applications received after this date will also be considered until the position is filled.

The Nestlé Group is the world’s largest food and beverage company with 92.6 billion Swiss Francs in sales in 2019. It is present in 187 countries around the world, has 403 factories and its 291’000 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 2000 brands range from global icons like Nescafé or Nespresso to local favourites. 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. Learn more about our Group and reasons to join us on [].

Prophy Science is a scientific knowledge management company and a service provider for European Research Council. It is performing pre-screening of suitable candidates for the Nestlé Talent Acquisition team.


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  • Contact information of three referees
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Food Safety Specialist
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