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Innovation Scientist - Princeton, NJ

Key Responsibilities:

•    Conduct experimental analyses on performance of various fragrance technologies and delivery systems
•    Independently lead, project manage and troubleshoot pipeline initiatives from validation to commercialization 
•    Method development, experimental design, sample preparation, collect and interpret data, and report/share findings with next steps via report and internal presentation  
•    Work closely with R&D colleagues and collaborators to apply relevant analytical protocols
•    Document the work via research reports and peer presentations
•    Contribute to innovation in Luxe and Prestige Fragrance and the generation of IP



•    BS/MS or PhD in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, or a related discipline
•    3-5 years of industrial or academic laboratory experience
•    Familiarity with GC-MS static and dynamic headspace analysis equipment and basic analytical techniques
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
•    Experience with Agilent MassHunter software is preferred but not required and ability to quickly learn new systems/software is desirable 
•    Experience in fragrance design and physiochemical properties is preferred


We value:

•    Strong self-motivation and initiative in an independent environment 
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills
•    Collaborative, pro-active, performance-driven mindset
•    Thinking “out of the box” and entrepreneurial mentality
•    Attention to detail and follow-through on project details and deadlines 
•    Passion of learning new things and utilizing in novel applications 


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!


Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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