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Intern - Sensory Science

Country/Region:  US
Job function:  SUPPORT

Intern - Sensory Science

San Diego


CL S11


Pay range - $21-24/hr


We have an exciting opportunity for an Intern join the Science & Research team based in San Diego, CA. The Intern in Sensory Science will complete a wide variety of activities to support our research projects involving the discovery of novel flavor ingredients.  We provide unique learning opportunities for interns to conduct independent projects with guidance from our research scientists and get hands-on experience in a real-world laboratory setting. This position will be part-time/5 days per week.


At dsm-firmenich people are at the heart of the company. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.


Your key responsibilities

  • Design taste tests for training new panelists
  • Prepare samples using analytical balances and dilutions
  • Execute sensory testing and collect data
  • Analyze results and makes recommendations
  • Sample testing such as density and pH measurements
  • Set up and clean up before/after panel activities

We bring

  • A rich history and a promising future of bold scientific innovation and passionate creation with our customers;
  • A space to grow by encouraging and supporting curiosity and an open mindset;
  • A culture that prioritizes safety and well-being, both physically and mentally;
  • The opportunity to work for a company where sustainability is much more than a claim and is core to our strategy and purpose;
  • An eagerness to be one team and learn from each other to bring progress to life and create a better future
  • We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and outstanding benefit programs

You bring

  • Pursuing or completed a BS degree in Life Sciences preferred, including Food Science, Chemistry, Biology, or related science(s)
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office; ability to learn internal software programs
  • Attention to detail, a high level of organization, and ability to follow SOPs
  • Good math skills with ability to make calculations regularly
  • Ideal candidate will be eager, energetic, reliable and self-motivated and ability to work independent



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.

Please note this is a direct search led by dsm-firmenich. We only accept applications from candidates, not from agencies nor subject to agency’s fees, percentages or similar.

Nearest Major Market: San Diego

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