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Senior Flavor R&I Scientist - Princeton NJ

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:

  • Perform analytical determinations on finished product food and beverage samples with the objective of completely identifying the volatile profile and content of the flavor within the product.
  • Perform quantitative HPLC analyses of select non-volatile taste compounds. 
  • Independently define and perform extraction techniques that allow the volatiles in food products to be extracted in total from the food product and introduced into a medium suitable for GC-MS analysis.
  • Perform data analysis techniques that allow complex volatiles analysis to be completed.
  • Independently develop or adapt and validate quantitative HPLC methods for analysis of select non-volatile compounds.
  • Report analyses in a format that includes a suggested formula and allows the flavorist (primary customer of the R&I team) to create a flavor that can be used in a base similar to the target food product to give similar organoleptic properties.
  • Perform routine maintenance of analytical equipment.


  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry or Food Science
  • 5-10 years of experience with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis
  • Experience with routine GC-MS equipment maintenance
  • 5-10 years of experience with quantitative HPLC or UPLC analysis and equipment maintenance.  Familiarity with Agilent OpenLab CDS software for HPLC.
  • Experience in flavor analysis preferred

We value:

  • Willingness to participate in a dynamic team-work environment
  • Scientific curiosity and attention to detail
  • Quick learning ability

We offer:

  • Entry to exciting and inspiring world of perfumes and taste.
  • Culture that values diversity where people are at the heart of the company.
  • Opportunity to work for a company that cares about environment and sets and achieve ambitious sustainability objectives.
  • A continuous learning/mentoring working environment

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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