Technician / Research Assistant position available at NIHS Lausanne, Switzerland

Technician / Research Assistant, defined period of time contract, 1 year, act. rate 100%

The Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS) has recently been established to create and deliver world class excellence in 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. The Institute combines latest technologies and biomedical knowledge to study the molecular mechanisms of chronic diseases. Large-scale functional genomics and mass spectrometry capabilities are integrated with bioinformatics and systems biology to generate holistic molecular insights into nutritionally actionable conditions. Using this integrated systems approach we ultimately aspire to develop nutritional approaches for the prevention of disease and to facilitate healthy aging. To complete our Diabetes & Circadian Rhythms Department, we are currently looking for a Technician / Research Assistant. Your main responsibilities will be to contribute experimentally to research projects and optimize lab organization.

Key Responsibilities

Assist in the administrative organization of Diabetes & Circadian teams

Perform basic biochemical and cellular experiments in the laboratory to support research projects

Education and experience

Master (or equivalent) degree / certificate in Biochemistry, Cell biology or Physiology

Minimum of 2 to 3 years of experience as a lab-based technician

Knowledge and skills to perform basic cell culture and biochemical experiments under supervision of senior scientists

Experience in preclinical studies is a plus factor

Fluent in English

Show us that you are a team player and that you have excellent interpersonal, communication and organization planning skills. Your flexibility and ability to work efficiently within teams will be strong assets for this role. If you also are passionate about assisting projects for success, please apply in English at The Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences is based on the campus of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland. We offer an international and innovative working environment and foster an academic, interdisciplinary research culture expecting publication in high-impact journals, supporting joint university appointments of qualified candidates and participation in graduate and postdoctoral programs. Please find more information at