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Post Doctoral Fellow - Aerosol Chemistry

Philip Morris International (PMI) just launched a 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at our state-of–the-art Science & Innovation (S&I) facilities, based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Are you up for a challenge? Are you looking for a unique opportunity to work on innovative projects that will significantly enhance your expertise in a corporate environment? And do you want to build an exciting career? Then apply now! We are currently looking for an enthusiastic Scientist for a Postdoctoral Fellowship position in the product research area, with the following assets: PhD in organic chemistry or biochemistry expertise in biological matrices with an emphasis on food and/or plant chemistry Advanced knowledge of thermal and kinetic reaction chemistry, and gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry Ability to work independently, to take initiative and lead applied research project with minimum scientific guidance Comfortable in working collaboratively with cross-functional research teams, likes to work in a team with various competencies and cultures Clear and effective communication, good presentation and writing skills Drive for results, agility, and learning on the fly Take lead for a wide variety of studies Comfort around higher management Fluent in English As a Postdoctoral Fellow you will help on further our understanding on tobacco precursor to aerosol chemistry relationships. The successful candidate will identify and characterize chemical processes contributing to the formation or reduction of aerosol constituents, which often are covering complex scientific areas, like reaction chemistry related to thermal decomposition of carbohydrates together with complex cross reactivity, for example with nucleophilic compounds like amino acids and proteins Specific responsibilities include: Lead and conduct studies aiming to understand the link between plant precursor and aerosol chemistry Utilize different techniques and approaches like pyrolysis coupled to gas chromatography or plant/ substrate modifications to develop and test hypothesis on tobacco to aerosol chemistry relationships Work in a dynamic cross-functional environment, including product research and development If you tick all of these boxes then you are the one we want for our Postdoctoral Program within our Chemistry Research group. Why work for us? 1) We are international: you work with clients and learn on-the-job from team members from all over the world; 2) We are flexible: your work fits you and not the other way round, thanks to our Flexible work Arrangement Program; 3) We are a certified top employer: we consider our employees to be our strongest asset, and we are developing talent throughout all levels of the organization. And rest assured, as the first multinational company in Switzerland to obtain the Equal-Salary label, for men and women, our competitive salary and compensation package is for all our employees! JOIN A GLOBAL MARKET LEADER Philip Morris International: Building a Smoke-Free Future Philip Morris International (PMI) is leading a transformation in the tobacco industry to create a smoke-free future and ultimately replace cigarettes with smoke-free products to the benefit of adults who would otherwise continue to smoke, society, the company and its shareholders. PMI is a leading international tobacco company engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, smoke-free products and associated electronic devices and accessories, and other nicotine-containing products in markets outside the U.S. PMI is building a future on a new category of smoke-free products that, while not risk-free, are a much better choice than continuing to smoke. Through multidisciplinary capabilities in product development, state-of-the-art facilities and scientific substantiation, PMI aims to ensure that its smoke-free products meet adult consumer preferences and rigorous regulatory requirements. PMI's smoke-free IQOS product portfolio includes heated tobacco and nicotine-containing vapor products. As of Dec. 31, 2018, PMI estimates that approximately 6.6 million adult smokers around the world have already stopped smoking and switched to PMI’s heated tobacco product, which is currently available for sale in 44 markets in key cities or nationwide under the IQOS brand. For more information, see our PMI and PMIScience websites. PMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer If you wish to contribute to the future of our business and to the new scientific journey of the industry, please apply online.
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