# Junior Research Assistant #


**Nestlé Institute of Food Sciences**

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**Position Snapshot**


Location: Nestlé Research, Lausanne, Switzerland 
Institute: Nestlé Institute of Food Sciences 
Company: Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.
Act. Rate: Full-Time
Type of contract: 2 Years Temporary contract


**Important Information:** After submitting your application, you will be automatically invited to record a video introduction guided by specific questions. This video introduction should take no longer than 10 minutes. Once this step is completed, we would be pleased to consider your application and assess your profile accordingly. Kindly be informed that we will only consider candidates who have completed this step within 7 days from application. In case you miss this step, we will regretfully conclude that you are **withdrawing your application**.


**What we offer at Nestlé**


Genuine opportunities for career and personal development
Modern -smart office- locations providing agile & collaborative workspaces
Dynamic international working environment
Attractive additional benefits


**Position Summary**


Nestlé Research is based in Lausanne, Switzerland, employs approximately 1000 people and is comprised of five Nestlé Institutes: Food Sciences, Health Sciences, Food Safety & Analytical Sciences, Packaging Sciences, and Agricultural Sciences. For an overview of our research activities follow this link or read more about Nestlé Research at our website. Please follow us on Nestlé R&D on LinkedIn.  


Learn more about the Institute of Food Sciences here: Nestlé Institute of Food Sciences


We are looking for a **Junior Research Assistant**, to be responsible for implementing analytical pipelines for image analysis for food science projects, using machine learning, AI, and other techniques. Concretely, you will develop pipelines for segmentation, classification, and tracking solutions of relevant features, to support product development and perform basic statistical analysis of these features. 


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


**A Day in the Life of a Junior Research Assistant**


* Join Nestlé R&D project teams to provide results-driven statistical, data science and mathematical expertise, in particular for image processing tasks
* Be responsible of image processing related tasks within projects, including goal setting, work planning (involving other functions) and targeted execution
* Implement, enhance and maintain analytical image processing pipelines, such as segmenting, features extraction, labeling,- using statistical modelling and machine learning
* Perform basic statistical analysis of imaging related features
* Visualize insights, create digital tools and translate main results into relevant information for product development activities and communicate them to internal stakeholders


**What will make you successful**


* Master-s degree in the field of Physics, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Data Science, or related fields
* Working experience in image analysis for product design (food or related consumer products) is a plus
* Experience selecting, training and finetuning neural network architectures, for image recognition, image segmentation and video sequences annotation
* Knowledge of basic image processing techniques and pipelines
* Knowledge of probabilistic models such as Hidden Markov Models is a plus
* Knowledge of advanced statistics is a plus
* Strong knowledge of Python. Knowledge of R, Matlab is a plus
* Open mindset and motivation to join cross-functional teams and activities
* Strong and effective communication skills in English with an ability to present your results to a non-technical audience in a precise and concise matter


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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