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Associate Scientist - New York, NY


Key Responsibilities:

  • High-throughput biochemical screening to support new flavor and fragrance ingredient discovery and fundamental olfaction science.
  • Analysis and presentation of data.
  • Assay development and system upgrades.
  • Participate in collaborative research projects spanning multiple science domains.



  • MS in Biochemistry, Biology or related field with 3+ years of experience, or BS with 5+ years of experience, in an academic or industry R&D laboratory
  • Proficient in biochemical, molecular, and cellular biology techniques.
  • Experienced with tip based liquid handlers, automated screening platforms, and plate-based readers.
  • Familiarity with in vitro assay techniques commonly used for high throughput screening.
  • Demonstrated ability to become proficient with new technologies (equipment and software) and craft creative solutions.
  • Experience with Computer software including Excel, GraphPad Prism, PowerPoint, R Studio, and Venus.


We value:

  • Motivated scientists looking for an opportunity to work at the cutting-edge of olfaction research.
  • Working knowledge of GPCR biology and pharmacology.
  • Experience with scientific programming and developing new automation methods.
  • Experience with a range of laboratory equipment such as plate readers, biosafety hoods, and incubators.
  • A high level of organization, and strong collaboration, time management, and communication skills.


We offer:

  • 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.
  • An opportunity to conduct research that both tackles fundamental scientific questions and has direct business impact.
  • 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

At Firmenich, we create an environment in which employees are valued, motivated and encouraged to reach their full potential. We foster entrepreneurial spirit and imaginative teamwork with freedom to act within our strategic plans. We recruit and develop the best talents, rewarding them accordingly. We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and an outstanding benefits program that features:

* Generous Paid Time Off!

* Quarterly Bonus Potential!

* Retirement Plans!

* 401(k) with Company Match!

* Low Cost Medical, Dental & Rx & Vision Coverage!

* Tuition Assistance for Employees and Children!

* Flexible Spending Accounts!

* Tobacco-Free Campus!

* And Many More Employee-Friendly Programs!