Neuchatel, Switzerland





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Scientist– Method Development Be a part of a revolutionary change At PMI, we’ve chosen to do something incredible. We’re totally transforming our business, and building our future on smoke-free products with the power to improve the lives of a billion smokers worldwide. With huge change, comes huge opportunity. So, wherever you join us, you’ll enjoy the freedom to dream up and deliver better, brighter solutions and the space to move your career forward in endlessly different directions. It’s so rare in R&D that everything aligns to create the ideal conditions for outstanding work. Right now, at PMI, that’s exactly what’s happening. R&D is the driving force for our bold new vision: to replace cigarettes with a revolutionary portfolio of alternative products. Join us and you’ll have the resources, support and technology you need to break new ground and see ideas come to life. You’ll be surrounded by some of the brightest scientists in their fields, with fast access to subject experts and commercial decision-makers. If you’re creative, courageous and ready to take risks, you can make a huge impact and propel your career in an endless number of directions. Ultimately, by delivering our smoke-free future, your work could change the lives of a billion smokers. Your ‘day to day’ In this role you will use scientific/engineering knowledge to develop method using appropriate analytical technologies such as Gas Chromatography, Liquid Chromatography, Ion Chromatography and Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (GC, GC-MS, LC/MS-MS, IC and ICP-MS) and new advanced analytical technologies. You will conduct research, development, and project activities of moderate scope and medium to high complexity which may be a portion of a broader project. This also includes development, validation and implementation of new analytical methods in order to support the Reduce Risk Products (RRPs). You will be asked to apply problem-solving techniques to facilitate improvements of methods, processes, products, systems, facilities, and/or equipment. You will also participates in the development of project schedules, estimates test plans, and makes recommendations for technical alternatives. More specifically, you will: • Develop and recommend analytical technical alternatives, designs and/or design improvements. Coordinate activities/tasks of technicians or less experienced professionals and contractors • Contribute to the development of project scopes, schedule & estimates and follow planning related to the projects plans, including deadlines and resource requirements. Inform about any deviation from initial planning and update it accordingly in agreement with main stakeholders (e.g analytical laboratories) • Develop and validate methods according to internal guidelines. Ensure that staff executes testing protocols as defined in the related validation protocols and report the results in appropriate validation/development reports. • Coordinate development of methods in PMI Centers of Expertize (CoE) and in qualified external laboratories. Review plans and reports and ensure scientific performance and compliance of developed methods to PMI requirements. Advise as technical subject expert and provide scientific expertise and guidance to Testing Laboratories in the context of technical issues and/or revision of existing methods. • Perform his/her duties in accordance to the respective PMI procedures, standards (ISO17025) and relevant regulations when applicable. Who we're looking for • University degree in chemistry (PhD, HES, EPF level or equivalent) • Solid experience of laboratory in the aerosol or tobacco or other industry • Proven successful experience in the area of analytical chemistry with good level of know-how in analytical techniques • Previous exposure in laboratory accredited environment (ISO 17025) • Experience in quality systems and database management (LIMS) • Good knowledge of analytical techniques such as GC-MS, GC-MS-MS, ICP-MS and LC-MS • Strong problem solving and organizational capabilities coupled with proven leadership skills • Demonstrated ability to communicate, present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of the organization • Fluent English is a must, French is a plus What we offer Our success depends on the men and women who come to work every single day with a sense of purpose and an appetite for progress. Join PMI and you too can: • Seize the freedom to define your future and ours. We’ll empower you to take risks, experiment and explore. • Be part of an inclusive, diverse culture, where everyone’s contribution is respected; collaborate with some of the world’s best people and feel like you belong. • Pursue your ambitions and develop your skills with a global business – our staggering size and scale provides endless opportunities to progress. • Take pride in delivering our promise to society: to improve the lives of a billion smokers.