Internship in Food Chemistry,

Chemical Engineering, & Materials Sciences

Lausanne, Switzerland - Full time

You want to acquire expertise working within a startup team in the forefront of innovation? You want to put your chemistry and engineering courses to good use? You want your work to have a positive impact not only to consumers but also the environment? Then keep reading because this is the internship you were looking for!

Embion is offering multiple internship positions in the field of food chemistry, chemical engineering, and materials sciences.


  • Join Embion’s prebiotics development team where you will familiarize with the concept of prebiotics and its importance for the microbiome
  • Train in new methods of production of such ingredients and acquire expertise in analytical techniques and characterization as well as laboratory management.
  • Work as an equal member of a small, dynamic start-up team. That does, however, include from your part dedication, commitment, resilience, and the ability to handle problems with a certain degree of independence, while showing a proactive and collaborative spirit.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor degree or Master’s degree (or completing last year in Master degree) in Chemistry, Food Chemistry, Food Technology, Biotechnology or Chemical Engineering.
  • Prior hands-on experience in chemistry or biotechnology laboratory is a must.
  • Knowledge in carbohydrate chemistry and hydrolysis processes is an asset.
  • Structured analytical thinking. Independent, proactive, goal-oriented, creative and persistent. You thrive in challenging situations and you are not discouraged by failure.
  • Ability to adapt and learn fast, while working in a small but dynamic team.
  • Efficiently communicating and reporting results.
  • Very good communication skills in oral and written English is a requirement for this position.

*Please note that this position is only for Swiss nationals or holders of a valid work permit in Switzerland