Swiss Jobs in Industry

Posted on 13 October 2007 by info

PHILIP MORRIS is seeking to recruit a Food Technologist or Food Process Engineer for its R & D center in Neuchatel to work on the research and development of products that can reduce the risk of smoking. The position involves developing new treatments of tobacco. The position is to lead research programs in collaboration with external and internal research groups and assess new technologies to process tobacco and positively influence the composition of tobacco smoke. The candidate recruited for this job will search and recommend external partners, establish and guide fellow R & D programs with identified external entities, design and run experiments to assess quality of processed tobacco products, and perform in-depth evaluations and make comprehensive reports. The person sought is someone with a university degree in Food Technology, at least 3 years academic experience or industrial experience in various processes aimed at modifying tissue structure of plant materials and texture of food materials, e.g. paper refining, extrusion, expansion or drying. The successful candidate will be familiar with plant structural polymers, have experience in producing extracts from plant materials, and be fluent in English; spoken French and/or German would be an asset. Interested persons may apply via the PM online recruitment site at

ETHOS, a foundation created by Swiss pension funds to favor investment in sustainable development and ethical business practices, is seeking to recruit for their Geneva offices a Corporate Governance Analyst who will be responsible for analyzing the stockholders meetings, analyzing and evaluating companies as regards corporate governance, participating in dialogue with companies as regards governance, working on various studies in the domain of corporate governance. Ethos is seeking a candidate with a university degree, solid knowledge of corporate governance and interest in economics, good interpersonal and communication skills, strong writing skills, and mother tongue French or German with good knowledge of the other language; a knowledge of written and spoken English is also required.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply send a c.v. and motivation letter to M. Dominique Biedermann, Director, ETHOS, Place Cornavin 2, Case Postale, 1211 Geneva 1, Switzerland. Their website is

NOVELIS, a leader in aluminum rolling products based in Sierre (the Valais) is seeking to recruit a Research Engineer to support the global Novelis plants by developing and applying process models to improve the efficiency and product quality of the rolling operations. The position requires coordination with other software developers and R&D engineers during the development phase of the models in an international, industrial environment.
The Research they are seeking to recruit has a university degree in Physics, applied mathematics or engineering and preferably PhD with an emphasis in process simulation. Several years of experience is also required as are a sound knowledge of C/C++/Fortran/VB programming skills. Familiarity with FE modeling techniques, ease communicating in English and hopefully other European languages –particularly French and German, which are the ambient national languages. Interested candidates should send their CV and certificates to Novelis Switzerland, Emmanuel Zaza, Resources Humaines, Route des Laminoirs 15, CH-3960 Sierre, Switzerland, or by email to : The telephone number is +41 27 457 6111.

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