Research Assistant Flow Cytometry

  • Nespresso
  • Lausanne, VD, Switzerland
  • 04/10/2019
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Statistics

Job Description

Research Assistant Flow Cytometry

“Shared responsibility and individual accountability”

Nestlé Institute of Health sciences, Lausanne, Switzerland

Permanent contract contract, act. Rate 100 %

Nestlé Research is based in Lausanne, Switzerland and employs approximately 800 people. It consists of four major research institutes: Health Sciences, Material Sciences, Food Safety & Analytical Sciences and Packaging 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 Flow Cytometry Core is a resource platform offering state-of-the-art instrumentation and analysis techniques to the Nestlé Research community. Flow cytometry is an evolving field used by scientists to answer a multitude of questions in their discovery work. The primary goal of the core is to support researchers in concert with other omics platforms in obtaining verifiable results for such applications as Immunophenotyping, cell division and apoptosis, cell activation, intracellular pH shifts, phagocytosis, oxidative burst and much more.

Key responsibilities

  • Perform sample preparation, immunostaining and acquisition at the flow cytometry analyzer following the established SOPs and ensure QC of the procedures
  • Analyze offline data with the dedicated software packages
  • Handle all informatics aspects of sample registration and storage (e.g. validation of sample sheets, entering sample information into the LIM system)
  • Organize general laboratory equipment maintenance, order and monitor of laboratory supplies

  • Prepare data documentation and internal written reports, eventually participate and present in laboratory meetings

  • Ensure quality and safety policies and standards in the laboratory are followed

Required Profile

  • Minimum 1 year of experience in flow cytometry (sample preparation, immunostaining, acquisition, data analysis)
  • 3 to 5 years laboratory experience with ability to coordinate laboratory work between different lab members

  • Experience in cell culture, molecular biology and microscopy is a plus
  • Ability to set up techniques and methodology
  • Ability to carry on and execute small projects independently
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English are mandatory
  • Swiss nationality or valid Swiss work and residence permit

Show us that you are disciplined and well organized, combined with excellent communication skills. Reveal us your ideas and your ambitions If you are interested in this opportunity, we look forward to hearing from you! Apply in English at

The Nestlé Group is the world’s largest food and beverage company with 91.4 billion Swiss Francs in sales in 2018. It is present in 190 countries around the world, has 413 factories and its 308,000 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