PhD Student Programme


Could you join the NIHS PhD Student Programme?

PhD Laura Lukjanenko received a special distinction from the EPFL selection committee for her thesis “Novel interventions to recover the regenerative capacity of aged skeletal muscle by targeting the interactions in the stem cell niche”.

Here at NIHS, we’re dedicated to enhancing people’s quality of life and contributing to a healthier future through building, sharing and applying nutrition knowledge. To achieve this, we invest heavily in pushing the boundaries of scientific knowledge through our extensive research network, investigating how nutrition can be used to maintain and improve people’s health.

The NIHS PhD programme has given me the opportunity to work at the crossroad between academia and industry

In 2012, NIHS created its first PhD Student Programme, and since then, we’ve had several students who’ve graduated. This programme plays an integral role towards our commitment to support young people in their transition towards professional life, for which Nestlé has a range of initiatives, including our recent Global Youth Initiative. Those who take part receive a doctoral programme of the highest quality, allowing Nestlé to build a pipeline of emerging talents, contributing to their education and raising the standards of science ever higher.

Through this programme, NIHS gives PhD students an opportunity to gain high-quality research experience in an interdisciplinary environment surrounded by state-of-the-art facilities and professional guidance and supervision. It also strengthens interactions between NIHS and selected universities which are of key interest for Nestlé Research. Currently, we have 15 PhD students in our programme, and the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Technische Universität München (TUM) as the universities which are part of our PhD programmes.

We’re currently looking for motivated, talented students to become involved in research projects covering areas such as cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry, pharmacology, physiology, metabolism, computational biology, computer science, nutrition and many more. See our Science and Technology section to learn more about our research areas.

Could you be the next successful applicant to join our ground-breaking research team and help make tomorrow’s world a healthier, happier place to be?

Currently there are no PhD Project openings
Contact us for more information if you would like to apply to do a PhD with us yourself .

Also check out the NIHS PhD Students’ publication page