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Senior Scientist Industrial Biotechnology


Location: Geneva, Switzerland



Key Responsibilities:


  • Development of metabolic engineering approaches for ingredient production

  • Management and execution of cross-divisional research projects

  • Perform literature & patent searches related to target compounds and technologies

  • Maintain a high level of professional expertise through familiarity with current scientific literature, competitor products and participation in scientific seminars and meetings

  • Build relevant internal & external network of research partners

  • Adhere to internal HS&E standards and policy



We value:


  • Passion for science

  • PhD in metabolic engineering or related discipline with at least 3 years’ work experience after PhD (academia or industry)

  • Sound knowledge of and hands-on experience in metabolic engineering (constructing and/or optimizing metabolic pathways in microbial systems, design and assembly of large DNA constructs, design and implementation of screens and/or selection systems, assessment of strain performance) as a well a solid knowledge in microbial physiology

  • In-depth knowledge and experience in the elucidation of secondary metabolites biosynthetic pathways in plant and microorganisms. A focus on F&F-relevant pathways is a plus

  • Very good skills in data-science/bioinformatics

  • Analytical, independent and creative thinking

  • Ability to work independently in a cross-functional and multicultural environment

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills

  • Experience and/or willingness to manage research projects

  • Fluent in English and French or willingness to learn French



We offer:


  • To join a highly socially and environmentally responsible company

  • To work in global and intercultural environment

  • To be a part of highly creative and innovative R&D team in an incredibly competitive and inspiring industry

  • To share our passion for technology in the creation of fragrances and flavors of the future

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