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Associate Sensory Scientist - Princeton, NJ

Key Responsibilities:
• Responsible for applying knowledge of consumer and analytical sensory methods to support the development of flavors and innovation across a breadth of food & beverage categories
• Help design and execute sensory tests (discrimination, descriptive) and quantitative consumer tests (hedonics) using standard sensory software for the Flavor Division
• Conduct routine  analysis, interpretation and reporting of test findings
• Efficiently administer the activities related to sensory & consumer panel execution, working closely with panel coordinator to ensure smooth execution and panel administration, preparation of test materials, recruitment and management of assessors, test reporting and collation of information, respecting deadlines
• Support the improvement of standardized sensory practices, protocols, and best practices
• Collaborates with technical & Marketing team members from BU’s; other team members other Sensory team members to ensure smooth work flow and open lines of communication.
• Receives technical and professional coaching and mentoring from senior team members

 

Requirements:
• BS in Food Science, Sensory Science, or related field with 1+ years of relevant experiences in sensory science required

 

We value:
• A desire to learn, contribute and grow in sensory science
• High performers with a passion for making a difference
• Thinkers – those who are creative problem solvers
• A business orientation – someone who wants to apply sensory science while also understanding how decisions are made with our business customers


We offer:
• A chance to become part of an experienced team who is growing and embracing innovation and new approaches
• The opportunity to grow, learn and the chance to grab responsibility and career growth
• The chance to work with a variety of top CPG brands & companies across a breadth of food and beverage categories

 

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!


Nearest Major Market: New Jersey