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R&D Senior Scientist, Analytical Chemistry

Location: Shanghai, China

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Lead/contribute to multidisciplinary innovation programs by providing insights and data from an analytical chemistry perspective.
  • Develop analytical methods for qualitative and quantitative analysis of flavor and fragrance compounds in various samples, e.g. natural extracts, foods, 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.
  • Collaborate on innovation programs with teams in Perfumery and Flavor divisions and other enabler functions including IP and regulatory.
  • Play an active role in the global analytical team 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, natural product chemistry, medicinal chemistry. At least 5 years of professional experience in a research function, preferably in a field related to flavors and fragrances or specialty chemicals.
  • Solid knowledge/experience in sample preparation, development and validation of analytical methods based on GC, GC/MS, HPLC, and LC/MS. Skilled in using organic chemistry knowledge to interpret experimental results and design experiments.
  • Knowledge and experience in data processing and statistical analysis tools, programming skills is a plus. Instrumentation development skills/experience are an asset.
  • Fluent in English. International experience and exposure to multicultural environments.
  • Track record of independently leading and delivering complex projects. Leadership skills, capability to develop reports and inspire colleagues.
  • Interdisciplinary mindset. Excellent team spirit, communication skills and networking capacity.

 

We offer:

 

  • Being part of an interdisciplinary team of industry-leading researchers.
  • A diversity of exciting projects related to foods and fragranced products.
  • A well-equipped research facility.
  • Career development opportunities.