At DSM our purpose is to create brighter lives for all. We spend every day looking for new ways to make this a reality.
We are hiring an: Scientist- Sensory Evaluation – Columbia, MD
Are you excited about working for a science-based company that has a rich heritage of innovation, successful commercial solutions and sustainability efforts?
We are the world’s leading supplier of nutritional ingredients for the food and beverage, dietary supplement, early life nutrition, medical nutrition and nutrition improvement industries. In fact, today the global population has benefitted from more than one trillion servings of DSM's nutrients in a range of nutritional products.
As a Scientist- Sensory Evaluation you are ultimately facilitating taste testing and maintaining laboratory instrumentation, sensory references, notebooks, records and data management as needed for analyses.
What can you expect in your work? No day is the same and you will be working in a dynamic work environment. You will be responsible to:
Sets up and conducts sensory panels applying established sensory techniques, methods and protocols
Facilitate and lead descriptive analysis panels
Manage day to day descriptive panel activities, including sample prep
Analyzes and summarizes panel data using Minitab or XLSTAT Sensory software and provides input on the study outcome
Assists in recruiting, training and motivation of the internal and external panel participants
Monitors internal panel participant performance and attendance.
Mentor technicians on proper lab technique
Works to SHE standards and encourages fellow colleagues to work to the same standards.
What does DSM have to offer you:
a company with a purpose that is deeply rooted in our business strategy; where creating brighter lives is core to who we are and what we do
a place where great minds gather to reach smarter solutions as a result of collaboration
a culture that encourages its employees to keep pushing boundaries
commitment to nurturing and developing professional growth
competitive salary and benefits and the opportunity to be part of a global, multicultural team
What you will bring:
drive for results
eagerness to build relationships and work in teams, as well as, ability to be self-motivated and to work with minimal supervision
courage to launch new ideas and think outside the box
resilience and grit to keep moving forward
ability to multi-task in a fast moving environment
attention to detail
What we like to see in your experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, Statistics, Food Science or related field plus 5 years of relevant experience or Master’s degree in Sensory, Food Science or related field
Experience with descriptive analysis and sensory panel facilitation, a plus
Knowledgeable in use of Spectrum descriptive method and Compusense software, desired
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate details verbally and written
Team player with positive “can do” attitude strongly desired
Able to apply basic statistical analysis skills in interpreting sensory data
Enhanced computer skills, including MS Office Suite
How to apply and what to expect in our recruitment process Interested in this position? Please apply on-line by sending us your Resume and Cover letter in English via the career portal (https://jobs.dsm.com/) Pre-employment screenings are part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process. You will be contacted when further information is required.
About DSM Nutritional Products – Better health, brighter lives. We keep the world’s growing population healthy across markets including food & beverages, dietary supplements, early-life nutrition, medical nutrition and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs). We’re also helping to fight malnutrition around the world by working hand-in-hand with partners like the UN World Food Program to put micronutrients and fortified foods into the hands (and mouths) of those who need them most.
Watch a video to see who we are here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7QcG2C7YxY
Royal DSM is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other
Internal Number: 42406
DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™
Royal DSM is a purpose-led global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative business solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.
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