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Associate Scientist, Materials Science R&D

Country/Region:  US
Job function:  R&D

Associate Scientist

Princeton, NJ


CL P14


The Associate Scientist is responsible for providing timely and effective tech support to our Science and Research team at Princeton, NJ with a focus on the next-generation flavor and fragrance delivery system development and polymer colloid synthesis.


At dsm-firmenich people are at the heart of the company. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.


Key responsibilities 

  • Support the development of novel sustainable flavor and fragrance delivery systems.
  • Carry out polymer synthesis, organic synthesis, and assembly of biomaterials and biopolymers.
  • Conduct systematic experimental design and formulation optimization.
  • Support and coordinate performance evaluations of materials and delivery technologies, including stability, analytical, and sensory application testing.
  • Author technical reports and present technical results to internal and external audiences.
  • Comply with company procedural guidelines, laboratory procedures, and safety programs.

We bring

  • A rich history and a promising future of bold scientific innovation and passionate creation with our customers;
  • A space to grow by encouraging and supporting curiosity and an open mindset;
  • A culture that prioritizes safety and well-being, both physically and mentally;
  • The opportunity to work for a company where sustainability is much more than a claim and is core to our strategy and purpose;
  • An eagerness to be one team and learn from each other to bring progress to life and create a better future
  • We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and outstanding benefit programs

You bring 

  • MS in Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Colloid Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related field, or BS in related field with 2+ years of experience in polymer/organic synthesis in an academic or industry R&D laboratory.
  • Experience in the polymer colloid synthesis, natural polymer functionalization, organic synthesis, and/or physical/covalent crosslinking.
  • Familiarity with NMR, LC-MS, DLS, TGA, DSC, GPC compound/polymer characterization.
  • Results interpretation based on good understanding of statistical analysis and structure-property relationships.
  • Self-starting and collaborative individual with good written and oral communication and presentation skills.


Equal Opportunities Commitment 

dsm-firmenich is fully dedicated to inclusion because when people feel engaged and empowered, their creativity and innovation drives unprecedented progress. We aim to build a workplace where opportunity really is equal, so everyone can thrive. We do not discriminate: there’s a place for everyone at dsm-firmenich.
dsm-firmenich is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
dsm-firmenich people are as diverse as our customers. For us that includes a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
We are committed to providing reasonable support for disabled applicants in our recruiting process. Should you need assistance, and are comfortable to share this, please let us know.

About dsm-firmenich

As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of people.

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Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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