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Associate Scientist in Materials Science R&D

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:
•    Contribute to developing new flavor and fragrance delivery systems that are based on business needs, preferably with bio or food-based ingredients.
•    Participate in an agile team to develop novel flavor and fragrance formats and to secure IP in this space.  
•    Join our Digital Data Revolution and collect data that is easily accessible for analysis.
•    Design smart experiments based on simulations and modeling.
•    Communicate scientific findings through presentations and written reports.

 

Requirements:                                         
•    Master’s degree preferred, Bachelor’s degree required plus 3 years’ experience in Food Science, Chemical Engineering, or similar field.
•    Lab and preferably pilot plant experience with at least one unit operation in food, fermentation, or chemical processing.
•    Proficiency in a programming language for data analysis (e.g. R, MATLAB, Python).
•    Excellent communication, interpersonal and technical-writing skills.

 

We value:
•    Familiarity with formulation using biological or food raw materials (e.g. carbohydrates, proteins, fats, fibers, emulsifiers).
•    Experience with extrusion processes, GMP, pilot plant operations and safety.
•    A hands-on approach with lab equipment and pilot plant processes with safety in mind. 
•    Willingness to work in a pilot plant environment following all safety, operational and cleaning protocols.
•    Familiarity with encapsulation processes and Transport Phenomena.
•    Familiarity with Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Design of Experiment, Databases and Computational Science. 
•    Pragmatic, creative approach to solving complex problems.
•    Combination of attention to detail and agility.
•    Collaborative spirit to deliver more together.

 

We offer:
•    The ability to be a part of a highly creative 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 beauty and fragrance industries.
•    Learn how to understand consumers and how to meet their needs effectively.
 
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!
 

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Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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