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Lab Technician

At Firmenich people are at the heart of the company, we are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare samples for sensory studies and run sensory panels by meticulously following protocols and instructions.
  • Accomplish retention and recruitment of panelists via online surveys, website, etc.
  • Identify problems, analyze possible causes, and suggest improvements in methods, techniques, and equipment.
  • Maintain a well-organized laboratory and inventory, document procedures, and update lab notebook.
  • Assist with data analyses, literature searches, and software programming of sensory tests.
  • Operate and maintain laboratory instruments (e.g., olfactometer).

We value:

  • Eye for detail & organization - do you pay attention to the minute details of project or task?
  • Excellent communication - do you have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely?
  • Enthusiasm - do you bring energy to performing a task?
  • Good time management - can you make progress on multiple tasks concurrently?
  • Strong interpersonal skills - do you project a positive, friendly attitude with panelists and colleagues alike? Are you good at both giving and taking directions?
  • REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Psychology, or related field; exceptional seniors will be considered. At least 1+ year of paid lab experience strongly preferred. General knowledge of sensory science, food science, or neuroscience. High comfort level with learning new software and hardware

We offer:

  • The ability to see the workings of the Flavor & Fragrance industry and real-world applications of sensory science.
  • Opportunity to work for a company that cares about environment and sets and achieve ambitious sustainability objectives.
  • Inclusive benefits package such as generous parental leave  
  • Work in a global and intercultural environment.
  • To be part of a company shaping a strong legacy through breakthrough industrial innovations and technology.
  • The opportunity to develop sharpen existing skills in sensory science and develop new ones.


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.


We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and outstanding benefits programs.

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