As a Senior Research Investigator in the Product Research group you will be responsible for designing and carrying out flavor and fragrance research projects with wide latitude for making technical decisions related to your projects. These projects will focus on applying sensory guided analytical techniques to identify and characterize the key components, processes and interactions that drive scent and taste performance for a variety of consumer and natural products.
In this role you will also function as an R&D representative to the global flavor CPA (Competitor Product Analysis) team. In this capacity you will contribute to and guide the development, automation and implementation of methodologies for sample preparation and chromatographic analysis of food and beverage products.You will work closely with other members of the Product Research team in addition to the Creative and Applications groups.
As a researcher at IFF you will have access to state-of-the-art analytical laboratories well equipped with GC-Olfactometry, Comprehensive and High-Resolution GC-MS, LC-MS, and NMR capabilities
To be successful in this role you will have had solid experience in the flavor or fragrance industry with an advanced degree in Food, Flavor or Analytical Chemistry. You will need to demonstrate technical knowledge of chromatography and mass spectrometry, flavor isolation techniques and chemistry surrounding the area of flavor and fragrances. Experience with food compositional analysis and sensory skills are a plus.This is a highly visible position; excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
You will spend your time…
Leading, planning and executing complex technical work
Conducting bench experiments employing a broad knowledge of Organic, Analytical and Food Chemistry
Acquiring, analyzing and interpreting chromatographic data
Reporting results and conclusions of research projects to a global audience
Guiding the implementation of new R&D developments throughout the business
Passion for flavors & fragrances
Strong capabilities in Analytical Chemistry
Drive to solve complex technical problems
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Demonstrated ability to supervise technical professionals
5+ years of relevant industrial experience in a food or flavor research setting, including experience with analytical techniques
DRIVE INNOVATION. Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain our business.
OWN. Deliver results, creating value for our brands, our system, our customers, and key stakeholders.
INSPIRE OTHERS. Inspire people to deliver our mission, demonstrate passion for the business and give customers a reason to believe our vision too.
At IFF, we’re using Uncommon Sense to create what the world needs. As a collective of unconventional thinkers and creators, we put science and artistry to work to create unique and unexpected scents, tastes, experiences and ingredients for the products our world craves.
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. is a leading innovator of scent, taste, and nutrition, with over 110 manufacturing facilities, 100 R&D centers, and 33,000 customers globally. At the heart of our company, we are fueled by a sense of discovery, constantly asking “what if?”. That passion for exploration drives us to co-create unique products that consumers experience in more than 150,000 unique products sold annually. Our 13,000 team members globally take advantage of leading consumer insights, naturals exploration, research and development, creative expertise, and customer intimacy to develop differentiated offerings for consumer products.