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Scientist - New York City, NY

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead projects to elucidate the fundamental information-processing mechanisms underlying olfactory perception, conducting analyses on existing datasets and helping plan collection of new data.
  • Develop data science pipelines & prototype analysis tools.
  • Maintain up-to-date awareness of relevant knowledge and technologies.
  • Continually identify opportunities to improve current procedures, protocols, and systems.
  • Participate in data interpretation and information sharing with the wider research team.
  • Communicate results both internally and externally, through a mixture of meetings, presentations, conferences, peer-reviewed publications and patents.



  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Systems Biology, or related field with 2+ years of post-doctoral academic or industry research experience.
  • Ability and motivation to quickly acquire new skills and craft creative solutions.
  • Demonstrable skills in statistics (including Bayesian probability), data science and coding.
  • Strong preference for additional expertise in Python, JavaScript, React, and/or R.
  • Experience and strong interest in olfactory biology, biochemistry, and/or sensory neuroscience would be a major advantage.


We value:

  • Motivated scientists looking for an opportunity to work at the cutting-edge of olfaction research
  • The drive and ability to develop digital solutions for 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!