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Nutreco is a leading global animal nutrition company offering solutions that go beyond nutrition. We support our customers to produce more feed in a sustainable way to feed the growing population. [www.nutreco.com].

In 2021, Nutreco established the Nutreco Exploration (NutEx) group who develops novel and proprietary ultra-specialty ingredients and empowers development of innovative functional feeds.
Nutreco Exploration - Nutreco Corporate

In order to discover novel ideas and develop them into exclusive ingredients, NutEx engages in two programs, i.e., phytotechnology and microtechnology.

For the phytotechnology program, Nutreco founded a Competence Center for Medicinal Plant Solutions (Nutreco Garden of the Future = NuGaFu). Located in Switzerland’s phytovalley near the Austrian and German border, the Center commands state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities allowing the conduct of all activities required for the discovery and development of PhytoComplexes used in the feed... industry (bioactivity modelling facilities, phytochemistry laboratory, in vitro propagation laboratory, plant breeding greenhouse, medicinal plant exhibition garden, experimental field station for plant domestication work).

Your tasks and responsibilities:
• You will be part of the NutEx Discovery Group and support us with all aspects in practical work, planning, coordinating and supervising phytotechnology discovery projects.
• You will work within the phytochemistry team and develop, optimize, and carry out phytochemical analytical methods.
• You will collaborate in research data evaluation and presentation of results.
• You will contribute to literature research and support the up- and downstream activities, e.g. the Nutreco’s regulatory, Safety, IP and Quality teams.

• Completed apprenticeship as a Laboratory Technician with experience in analytics (especially HPLC analysis of plant or natural substances).
• Bachelor or Master degree in "Life Sciences" with sound knowledge and practical experience in the fields of natural product chemistry, including plant secondary metabolites and HPLC analysis
• We expect you to bring specific knowledge in one or several of the following areas:
• Plants and their secondary metabolites
• Phytochemistry
• Analytical techniques, such as HPLC-UV, HPLC-MS, and others
• Excellent computer and software skills in Word, Excel and HPLC software
• Good written and spoken German and English skills.
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment, collaborating with team members.
• An open and communicative personality with willingness to work in a discovery environment with partly non-linear workflows.
• This role will be based in Arbon, Switzerland; local labor conditions apply.

What else is in it for you?

We offer a highly creative, diverse, scientific, and imaginative environment with direct business impact and working in an interdisciplinary team with highly qualified, motivated people in a pleasant working environment and flexible working hours.

We are looking for an engaged, hands-on team member who is aiming to further develop her-/himself, the team, and the company.
• We will offer you a fulltime position, 40 hours per week,
• Competitive remuneration package with a good pension scheme,
• You will get 25 vacation days, with the possibility to sell or purchase a limited number of days,
• Opportunity for business travel to be involved in projects around the globe including,
• Flexible work environment with option to work from home some days per month. On-site presence is mandatory for close collaboration with the lab.

Extra information / Apply direct

Are you the enthusiastic candidate we are looking for? We would like to hear from you! Please send your application documents to the following address: Dr. Karin Berger Büter, karin.berger@nutreco.com

You can also express your interest in this role by clicking the button “apply now’’ and we will contact you as soon as possible. For more information regarding this vacancy, you can contact Arzu Sayin (Talent Acquisition Specialist) at arzu.sayin@nutreco.com.

The application process will include an assessment.

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