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Senior Scientist, Analytical Chemistry

At Firmenich people are at the heart of the company, we are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.

Location: Minhang District, Shanghai, China


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead/contribute to multidisciplinary innovation programs by providing insights and data from an analytical chemistry perspective.
  • Develop and apply analytical methods for various materials related to the flavor and fragrance industry, including natural flavor and fragrance materials, and ingredients of consumer products (e.g. foods and body/home care products).
  • Identify opportunities and technical gaps through understanding of market needs and strategic thinking, and contribute to the company’s innovation pipeline for new ingredients and technologies.
  • Play an active role in a global analytical team active on three continents through discussions and leadership on specific areas.
  • Identify potential academic/industrial partners for collaboration programs, and lead them.
  • Supervise and develop technicians.

We value:

  • PhD in analytical chemistry. Several years of professional experience in a research function, preferably in a field related to flavors and fragrances, including food industry and body/home care industry, or pharmaceutical/specialty chemicals industry.
  • Solid knowledge/experience in chemical analysis including sample preparation, method development and validation based on GC, GC/MS, HPLC, and LC/MS.
  • Track record of continuously bringing in innovative ideas and converting them to research projects.
  • Track record of independently leading and delivering complex/interdisciplinary projects. Leadership skills, capability to develop people and inspire colleagues.
  • Proficient in English, being able to effectively lead/participate in discussions/collaborations with international teams. Excellent team spirit, communication skills and networking capacity. 
  • Skills and knowledge in modern data processing methods/techniques. Knowledge and experience in programming is a plus.

We offer:

  • Being part of an interdisciplinary team of profesional innovative researchers.
  • A diversity of exciting projects related to food and fragranced products.
  • A well-equipped research facility.
  • Career development opportunities.
  • Flexible work arrangement.
  • Diversity and Inclusion working environment.




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