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Senior Scientist Chemistry - Nestlé

Contract type:
Full Time
Piscataway-Bridgewater, NJ, USA


Nestlé Health Science (NHSc) is a company on a mission and on the move, motivated by the opportunity to forge a major therapeutic role for nutrition in the management of health and establish a new industry between food and pharmaceuticals. The two elements of the equation are simple; societies are ageing and age and lifestyle related diseases are spiraling. Needs are growing for safe, effective and cost-effective solutions. At the same time, scientific understanding of health, disease and the potential of nutrition – as an integral part of managing health and disease – is growing. 

Nestlé Health Science, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Nestlé Group, was created in 2011 to be a leader in these developments and make things happen. We have over 3,000 employees around the world with a wide mix of capabilities – from bio-medical engineers to regulatory specialists, medical delegates (sales force) and health economic experts that reflect our dynamism and intent to create. 


  • Demonstrated expertise in physical and chemical methods of food analytics and natural curiosity and comfort to handle new technologies/methods develop
  • Supports proper implementation and regular update of the laboratory quality system in accordance with the Nestle Standards (based on ISO17025).
  • Ensure optimal functioning of the laboratory in order to provide the best analytical service.
  • Provide technical leadership; ensure analytical team training and competence to perform the required analysis.
  • Responsible for the preventive maintenance, calibration and correct functioning of laboratory equipment.
  • Lead method development, implement and validation according to Nestlé standards.
  • Responsible for the critical evaluation and results approval
  • Select, organize and follow up analyses performed by subcontracted labs and Nestle Quality Assurance Center
  • Support Product Development and Pilot Plant with analytical knowledge and support factories QA and lab with method implementation and quality/analytical troubleshooting
  • Responsible for the organization and follow-up on results of proficiency tests. Responsible for performing root cause analysis in case of questionable or unsatisfactory results and in applying corrective action.

Education Requirements

  • B.S. or M.S. degree in either Chemistry, Food Science or related field
  • 5+ years (depending on degree) in a food industry analytical laboratory

Experience Requirements

  • Demonstrated knowledge of laboratory systems (LIMS)
  • Experience in successfully implementing quality assurance programs
  • Participating in project teams
  • Leading part of change effort
  • Establishing network of peers in markets or factories
  • Minor or some experience in Microbiology