Statistics Specialist

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Nestlé Research

Lausanne, Switzerland

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Nestlé Research is based in Lausanne, Switzerland, employs approximately 1000 people and is comprised of four Nestlé Institutes: Material Sciences; Health Sciences, Food Safety & Analytical Sciences and Packaging Sciences. Please have a tour of our facilities using this link or read more about Nestlé Research at our website.

To support its research strategy, the Digital Food Safety Department at the Nestlé Research is seeking a Specialist in Statistics and Mathematics. In this position, you will deliver mathematical expertise and/or consultancy to Nestlé Research projects linked to Food Safety and Analytical Sciences experimental design definition, statistical analysis, comprehensive result communication (reports, dashboard, tool). You will also develop a data driven mindset in Nestlé Institute for Food Safety and Analytical Sciences (NIFSAS) and in Nestlé Research in collaboration with other entities.

We offer a dynamic, inclusive, and international working environment with many opportunities across different companies, functions, and regions. Don’t miss the opportunity to join us and work with different teams in an agile and diverse context.

A day in the life of a Statistics Specialist

  • Understand project background and objectives and gather necessary information (factors, constraints) from Analytical Sciences and Food Safety experts
  • Propose fit-for-purpose designs and datasets integrating identified constraints and available resources to answer the research questions
  • Identify the best data driven approach/model(s) to answer the research question
  • Translate main results into relevant information for the food safety and analytical science activities, either through reporting or through tools allowing the model/approach to be used by defined customers
  • Provide statistical consultancy to NIFSAS project teams upon needs
  • Coach NIFSAS scientists on some activities around data visualization and basic data analysis

What will make you successful

  • PhD or Master Degree in Statistics or Mathematics
  • Good level in mathematics with a specialization in statistics and machine learning
  • Good interpersonal/teamwork skills and a good sense of business/technical interrelationships
  • Working experience in a support function and dealing with cross-functional teams and activities
  • Master R programming, experience in Python and R-Shiny are pluses
  • Good in written and oral communication in English

At Nestlé, we want to help shape a better and healthier world, inspire people to live healthier lives and deliver impact at a scale and pace that makes a difference. We do this by fostering a diverse, friendly, supportive, and collaborative environment, that creates positive disruption, embraces innovation, and empowers people and teams to win.
We aim to hire friendly, respectful, inspiring people who care about the people’s lives that we touch every single day.
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