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Associate Scientist, Assay Development

Country/Region:  US
Job function:  R&D

Job Title: Associate Scientist, Assay Development

Location: New York, NY

Onsite or Hybrid with 4 days on-site

CL level 14


Pay range - $105K - 132K


In this role, you will develop cell-based assays to probe how we detect odors. You will develop solutions to complex biological and technical problems, and will collaborate with a diverse group of passionate and intellectually curious scientists. You will also plan and execute multiple projects, identifying new experimental approaches and will share your results with the Science & Research team.


At dsm-firmenich people are at the heart of the company. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.


Your key responsibilities

  • Support fundamental and applied human olfaction science in the flavor and fragrance industry.
  • Develop in vitro cell-based assays amenable to high-throughput biochemical screening
  • Maintain awareness of novel approaches and technologies to identify opportunities to improve current procedures, protocols, and systems.
  • Analyze, interpret and communicate data in cross-functional teams to drive project progress.

We bring

  • The ability to be a part of a highly creative, diverse and imaginative team in an incredibly competitive and inspiring industry;
  • An opportunity to conduct research that both tackles fundamental scientific questions and has direct business impact;
  • A rich history and a promising future of bold scientific innovation and passionate creation with our customers;
  • A space to grow by encouraging and supporting curiosity and an open mindset;
  • A culture that prioritizes safety and well-being, both physically and mentally;
  • The opportunity to work for a company where sustainability is much more than a claim and is core to our strategy and purpose;

You bring

  • Masters in Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Biology or related field with 2+ years of experience in an academic or industry R&D laboratory, or Bachelors with 5+ years post-undergraduate laboratory experience.
  • Experience in cell-based assay optimization.
  • Experience in protein functionalization including cell surface targeting would be an advantage.
  • Practical and theoretical expertise in biochemistry, pharmacology, and cellular and molecular biology. Drug-discovery or plate-based screening experience would be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to become proficient with new technologies (equipment and software) and innovate on processes.
  • Experience with Computer software such as Excel, GraphPad Prism, PowerPoint.

Agency Statement:

Please note this is a direct search led by dsm-firmenich. We only accept applications from candidates, not from agencies nor subject to agency’s fees, percentages or similar.

Equal Opportunities Commitment 

dsm-firmenich is fully dedicated to inclusion because when people feel engaged and empowered, their creativity and innovation drives unprecedented progress. We aim to build a workplace where opportunity really is equal, so everyone can thrive. We do not discriminate: there’s a place for everyone at dsm-firmenich.
dsm-firmenich is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
dsm-firmenich people are as diverse as our customers. For us that includes a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
We are committed to providing reasonable support for disabled applicants in our recruiting process. Should you need assistance, and are comfortable to share this, please let us know.

About dsm-firmenich

As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of people.

Please note this is a direct search led by dsm-firmenich. We only accept applications from candidates, not from agencies nor subject to agency’s fees, percentages or similar.

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

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