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PX Associate Researcher I

Date: Jan 2, 2023

Location: Gebze, TR, 41480

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description

We are looking for an Associate Researcher in Product Experience (PX) function for the site of Gebze, Turkey. 

Job Requirements



  • Preparations for panel sessions and internal tests: labeling, pouring/weighting samples, collecting reference materials, printing necessary documentation,
  • Maintenance of the sensory facility: keeping clean workspaces, keeping track of stock (glassware, products etc.), grocery shopping,
  • Recruitment of participants for internal tests,
  • Recruitment of the new panelists for the ongoing the trained external panel when needed,
  • Designing and conducting discriminative and descriptive sensory tests; generating sensory data through effective use of discriminative and descriptive sensory methods,
  • Leading the trained external panel sessions, initiating the discussions on descriptive sensory attributes,
  • Evaluate panel performances on each project and manage long term panel performance database,
  • Acknowledge and analyze data using statistical models; translate raw data into insights and actionable recommendations that support the development and design of products,
  • Reporting and presenting findings to internal stakeholders to guide development,
  • Updating administrative databases using pre-defined templates.


Job Requirements;

  • BS Degree in Food Science, Chemistry or related fields,
  • Fluent in both verbal & written English,
  • Very good command of MS Office applications,
  • Working knowledge with Fizz and/or Compusense is an advantage,
  • Effective team player,
  • 0-2 years’ experience,
  • Learning agility and drive for results, creativity, attention to detail and problem solving,
  • Resident in Kocaeli and Asian side of Istanbul or willing to relocate.


At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We value the diverse mosaic of the ethnicity, national origin, race, age, sex or veteran status. We strive for inclusive workplace that allows each of our colleagues to bring their authentic self to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability.