Associate specialist in Diagnostics

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Amar Annamalai
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Associate specialist in Diagnostics

Associate specialist in Diagnostics : Lausanne, Switzerland

Associate specialist in Diagnostics

“I want to improve the quality of life of people with medical conditions and elevate the role of nutrition”

NIHS, Lausanne, Switzerland Temporary contract (2 years), 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.

Demonstrating strong result focus and high sense of organization, you will be working in a dynamic, multi-cultural and interdisciplinary research environment. You will be developing assays in the field of diagnostics for Alzheimer’s disease using antibodies to measure proteins.

Key responsibilities
Develop innovative diagnostic assays in the field of Alzheimer’s disease
Perform assay and clinical samples validation and write validation reports
Initiate and design experiments with immunological assays independently and analyze data
Screen literature and public databases for comparative analyses

Education and experience

PhD in Biochemistry of proteins and antibodies
Experience with immunological assays
Advanced skills in assay development
Experience in data analysis and Alzheimer’s disease would be considered an asset
Fluency in English.

Show us that you demonstrate excellent proactive cooperation and initiative, combined with good communication skills. Being rigorous and having attention to detail is what will set you apart from the other candidates. Your team spirit and capacity to multitask will be highly appreciated in our fast-pace environment.

The Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences is based on the campus of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland. We offer a truly international and innovative working environment and we will foster an academic research. Please find more information on

If you are interested in joining us and to create and implement NIHS as new leading research Institution, then apply in English with a complete application including CV, cover letter, work certificates and references….