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Scientist, Skin Biology - R&D-San Diego, CA

Firmenich is a leading international Company with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Our reputation for excellence as a creator and manufacturer of specialty chemicals, flavors and perfumery products is recognized worldwide. 

Scientist, Skin Biology– R&D

The successful candidate will be part of a newly-formed team, focusing on positively leveraging microbiome for skin dermo-cosmetics, health and immunity.
This position requires a proven understanding and hand-on expertise of the mechanisms underlying skin health, cell-to-cell and cell-to-microbe interactions, as well as entrepreneurial spirit and clear-thinking patterns.
We provide:
-    A world-class infrastructure in a R&D center characterized by strong collaborative spirit between teams
-    Encouragement to propose and initiate research programs
-    Possibility to influence strategic decision-making


Key Responsibilities:
•    Develop, optimize and perform cellular and physiological assays
•    Discover the benefits of Firmenich ingredients on skin, including via microbiome-altering properties
•    Remain abreast of cutting-edge technologies in own field and propose partnership opportunities
•    Contribute to and implement the R&D strategy 


•    PhD degree in cellular biology, with a focus on mechanisms important for skin homeostasis and protection
•    At least five years of post-graduate experience in R&D, preferably in an industrial setting (Fine Chemicals, Cosmetics or Pharmaceutical industries)
•    Excellent communication and networking ability
•    Clear understanding of how to create business value from science
•    Able to operate in a Company with a global geographical footprint
•    Fluent in English


We value:

• Energetic and results-oriented scientists with track record of success in analytical chemistry
• Effective organization and communication skills
• Passion for learning new things
• Great attention to safety regulations and guidelines
• Flexibility, multitasking and team work
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
• The opportunity to 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: San Diego

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