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Innovation Scientist/Sr.

Country/Region:  US
Job function:  APPLIED TECH

Fine Fragrance Innovation Scientist/Sr.
Princeton, NJ, US

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Laboratory position requiring 4-5 days a week in the Laboratory/Office in Princeton NJ and monthly travel to NYC office supporting account teams on active projects
  • Reporting to Director of Fine Fragrance Innovation developing and deploying technologies to market
  • Independently lead technology platform for Fine Fragrance from validation to commercialization 
  • Validate technology by experimental analyses with GC-MS and olfactive evaluation on performance of fragrance technologies and delivery systems
  • Method development, experimental design, sample preparation, collect and interpret data on GC-MS and panel proctoring to share findings and next steps via report and internal presentation  
  • Work closely with cross-functional collaborators including account teams, R&D, Consumer Insights, Sensory on deploying existing technologies while developing future pipeline innovation
  • Document the work via research reports, peer presentations and generation of IP patent space


We value:

  • Familiarity with GC-MS static and dynamic headspace analysis equipment and analytical techniques
  • Experience with Agilent MassHunter software is preferred but not required and ability to quickly learn new systems/software is desirable
  • Experience in olfactive fragrance evaluation and fragrance design and physiochemical properties is preferred
  • 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
  • REQUIRED – BS/MS or PhD in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, or a related discipline with 5-10 years of industrial or academic laboratory experience. PhD with 2-3 years of experience or Bachelor’s/Master’s degree with 5+ years of experience. Title and compensation commensurate with experience


We offer: 

  • Culture that allows you to live your purpose, values creativity, and diversity.
  • Opportunity to work for a company that cares about environment and sets and achieve ambitious sustainability objectives.
  • Work in a global and intercultural environment.
  • To be in for an inspiring journey of learning and transformation.
  • To play a key role in our purpose to improve the quality of life of our workforce, our families, our local communities, and society at large.


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


Equal Opportunities Commitment 

dsm-firmenich is fully dedicated to inclusion because when people feel engaged and empowered, their creativity and innovation drives unprecedented progress. We aim to build a workplace where opportunity really is equal, so everyone can thrive. We do not discriminate: there’s a place for everyone at dsm-firmenich.
dsm-firmenich is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
dsm-firmenich people are as diverse as our customers. For us that includes a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
We are committed to providing reasonable support for disabled applicants in our recruiting process. Should you need assistance, and are comfortable to share this, please let us know.

About dsm-firmenich

As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of people.

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