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Sr. Scientist, Process Chemistry-Newark, NJ

Key Responsibilities:
• Research & development of chemistry pathways towards Firmenich molecules
• Industrialization of the newly developed processes
• Generating ideas to improve the economic and environmental efficiency of our manufacturing processes and implementing them from lab to production
• Actively contribute to global project teams with R&D, Engineering, Operations
• Support of the existing production processes through deep involvement in daily operation of Firmenich largest chemical plant
• Contribute to technology transfers between Firmenich manufacturing plants as well as with external partners
• Supervision of lab associates


• PhD in Organic Chemistry or closely related field with preferably undergraduate training in Chemical Engineering
• 8+ years of industrial process chemistry/chemical development experience, preferably in specialty/fine chemical industry
• Strong knowledge of modern synthetic organic chemistry, catalysis & process chemistry
• Hands-on experience at least in synthetic chemistry and separation operations like fractional distillation

We value:
• Being curious and open-minded with excellent communication skills and team-player spirit
• Capacity to work independently, good organization skills with team management, setting priorities and being result oriented
• Excellent written and oral presentation skills
• Passion for process improvement and record of accomplishment in it
• Broad background in industrially relevant organic chemistry
• Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
• Understanding of chemical engineering concepts and scale-up principles
• Ability to grasp process and enterprise economics
• Thinking “out of the box” and entrepreneurial mentality

We offer:
• Opportunity to be a key contributor for Firmenich perfumery ingredients
• Opportunity to be a part of the global R&D organization with rewarding interactions inside Firmenich
• Opportunity for implementation of your ideas on an industrial scale
• Opportunity for career development in both the managerial and scientific ladders
• Job site in the heart of New York Metro area


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!
* And Many More Employee-Friendly Programs!


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