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Associate Scientist

At Firmenich people are at the heart of the company, we are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.


Pay Range: $99,000 - $124,000 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Support high-throughput biochemical screening campaigns for the development of new flavor and fragrance ingredients.
  • Execute in vitro functional cell-based assays specifically for GPCR activation and inhibition.
  • Interpret and communicate data in cross-departmental project teams as part of a collaborative effort to enhance product performance.
  • Design relevant experiments to link receptor activity to sensory outcome

We value:

  • Highly motivated scientists looking to join a strong team and have the opportunity to work at the cutting-edge of the neuroscience of olfaction.
  • Proficiency in biochemical, molecular, and cellular biology techniques.
  • Strong knowledge in mammalian tissue culture.
  • Familiarity with in vitro assay techniques commonly used for targeted receptor profiling.
  • Diverse experience with automation equipment and plate-based screening
  • Demonstrates ability to become proficient with new technologies (equipment and software) and craft creative solutions.
  • A high level of organization, and strong collaboration, time management, and communication skills.
  • REQUIRED: MS in Biochemistry, Biology or related field with 2+ years of experience, or BS with 4+ years of experience, in an academic or industry R&D laboratory. Experience with Computer software including Excel, GraphPad Prism, PowerPoint, R Studio, and Venus. Coding is a plus.

We offer:

  • An opportunity to conduct research that both tackles fundamental scientific questions and has direct business impact.
  • The ability to be a part of a highly creative, diverse and imaginative team in an incredibly competitive and inspiring industry.
  • A fast-paced environment surrounded by some of the biggest talents and brands in the flavors, beauty and fragrance industries.
  • Excellent opportunities for career development.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function. Firmenich is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran


We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and outstanding benefits programs.



Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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