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Scientist - New York, NY

Key Responsibilities:

  • High-throughput biochemical screening to support fundamental and applied olfaction science in the flavor and fragrance industry.
  • In vitro GPCR assay development.
  • Identification and evaluation of small molecule structure-activity relationships to support hit-to-lead processes.
  • Management of scientific research projects.
  • Analysis, interpretation and communication of data in cross-departmental teams to drive project progress.



  • PhD in Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Biology or related field with 2+ years of post-doctoral experience in an academic or industry R&D laboratory, or MS with 5+ years post-graduate laboratory experience.
  • Practical and theoretical expertise in biochemistry, pharmacology, and cellular biology. Drug-discovery experience would be a major advantage.
  • Experience with tip-based liquid handlers and automated, plate-based high-throughput screening platforms.
  • Demonstrated ability to become proficient with new technologies (equipment and software) and innovate on processes.
  • 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.
  • Strong emphasis in knowledge on GPCR biology and/or pharmacology of small molecules.
  • Diverse experience with automation equipment and plate-based screening.
  • The drive and ability to develop solutions to complex technical problems.
  • A high level of organization, with 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!