Food Safety Digital Research Specialist (897541-MGP)

Lausanne, Canton of Vaud
22 Jul 2021
21 Aug 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level

Providing Flexible Resourcing Solutions

Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, CTC is a specialist life-sciences recruitment organisation. We place specialist talent into contract and permanent positions in the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical devices and CRO industries.

An in-depth experience in life-sciences recruitment combined with an established and extensive local network means that CTC offers clients and candidates the “Gold standard” in recruitment services. With an expertise honed over many years at the cutting-edge of the life-sciences industry, we help companies find people and we help people find companies.

Food Safety Digital Research Specialist (897541-MGP)

Our client is a multinational company based in Lausanne performing Clinical Research in areas including nutritionals by prototyping capabilities to accelerate the translation of science into innovation.

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. If you are a digitally-savvy Post-Doc with a flair for translating science to business, do not hesitate and apply! The position is a 2 year contract based in the Lausanne area in Switzerland.

Main Responsibilities:

  • 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 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.

Qualifications and Experience:                                                      

  • Relevant working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required.            
  • Ph.D. in chemical-/microbiological food safety, quality surveillance or related fields;
  • Ideally having a strong publication records in the field of chemical-/microbiological food safety;
  • Preferable 1-2 years post-doc experience;
  • Strong network in food safety including academic partners;
  • Knowledge of food safety and quality processes;
  • Strong methodological approach that can be digitalized and published;
  • Agile project management and consumer-centric design thinking;
  • Broad insight in food safety in the context of supply chain and impact on consumers;
  • Deep understanding of risk analysis of selected chemical-/microbiological food safety domains;
  • Experience in driving digital innovation;
  • Good understanding and experience of data mining, statistics & modeling;
  • Good level in English and French (written & spoken).