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Research Scientist

International Flavors and Fragrances

Research Scientist

National
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    WE ARE IFF. INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES INC. IS A LEADING INNOVATOR OF SENSORIAL EXPERIENCES THAT MOVE THE WORLD.

    OUR 7,300 TEAM MEMBERS GLOBALLY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF LEADING CONSUMER INSIGHTS, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, CREATIVE EXPERTISE, AND CUSTOMER INTIMACY TO DEVELOP DIFFERENTIATED PRODUCTS.

    As a Research Scientist at IFF you will be part of the Tilburg Analytical Services R&D group, focused on delivering high quality analytical solutions and results to support IFF R&D projects and commercial initiatives. You will be part of a global team conducting cutting-edge analytical chemistry research for flavors and fragrances to drive continued business growth at IFF.

    About the role:

    In this position, you will plan and execute complex technical work in the area of analytical research including GC, GC-MS and other high-end techniques. Tasks include sample preparation, data acquisition, data interpretation, data reporting and all related tools needed to achieve this.

    Daily activities include execution of technical work as well as bringing and developing new analytical technologies / methods to R&D, all under supervision of senior technical management. The ability to develop new technical approaches and plans, solve appropriate technical problems and work independently is also expected.

    Being at the forefront of development of flavor & fragrance ingredients requires sufficient understanding of relevant, state-of-the art analytical tools and methods. You should therefore enjoy monitoring developments in these areas closely and exploring new and alternative technical approaches. These should include the automation of workflows, as well as data collection and analysis.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Conduct laboratory bench analytical research as required using chromatography and mass spectrometry-based techniques.
    • Sample preparation, data acquisition, data interpretation and data reporting.
    • Development and deployment of analytical approaches and project plans.
    • Development and integration of relevant automated workflows and data management.
    • Work independently under supervision of senior staff
    • (Time-) management of assigned tasks

    Required Skills

    About you:

    This position is for a research scientist with significant proven skills and interests in bench-level technical work and requires in depth understanding of key analytical techniques such as mass spectrometry and chromatography.

    The successful candidate will have:

    • BS degree with 5+ years, MS degree with 3+ years of appropriate experience

    • Demonstrated expertise in sample preparation, chromatography and mass spectrometry

    • Good written and oral communication skills

    • Fluent in English language

      Preferred:

    • Demonstrated expertise in automated workflows for data handling

    • Experience in the flavor, fragrance, food, consumer products, or pharmaceutical industry

    • Fluent in Dutch language

    • Demonstrated ability to work with remote customers

    Required Experience

  • Qualifications

    About you:

    This position is for a research scientist with significant proven skills and interests in bench-level technical work and requires in depth understanding of key analytical techniques such as mass spectrometry and chromatography.

    The successful candidate will have:

    • BS degree with 5+ years, MS degree with 3+ years of appropriate experience

    • Demonstrated expertise in sample preparation, chromatography and mass spectrometry

    • Good written and oral communication skills

    • Fluent in English language

      Preferred:

    • Demonstrated expertise in automated workflows for data handling

    • Experience in the flavor, fragrance, food, consumer products, or pharmaceutical industry

    • Fluent in Dutch language

    • Demonstrated ability to work with remote customers