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Scientist - NYC, NY


Key Responsibilities:
• Drive high-throughput screening campaigns in the field of chemosensation.
• Work in a collaborative environment from hit identification to lead optimization to support ingredient discovery.
• Translate the in vitro data to in vivo outcomes to understand the fundamental pharmacology of olfaction.
• Lead assay development in cell-based signaling transduction specifically for GPCR activation and modulation.
• Interpret and communicate data in cross-departmental project teams for successful technology implementation.


• PhD with 2+ years of post-graduate experience in academia or industry; MS in Biochemistry, Biology or related field with 5+ years of experience in an academic or industry R&D laboratory
• Strong knowledge and scientific expertise in biochemical, pharmacological, molecular, and cellular biology techniques.
• Experienced with tip based liquid handlers, automated screening platforms, and plate-based readers for high throughput screening.
• Familiarity with GPCR biology and tools utilized for to interrogate structure activity relationships.
• Demonstrated ability to become proficient with new technologies (equipment and software) and create novel processes that addressed gaps in technology.
• Experience with Computer software including Excel, GraphPad Prism, PowerPoint, R Studio, and Venus.


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.
• Strong emphasis in knowledge on GPCR biology and/or pharmacology of small molecules.
• Diverse experience with automation equipment and plate-based screening.
• The ability to develop solutions for complex problems.
• A high level of organization, and strong collaboration, time management, and communication skills.


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


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!

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