Senior Scientist - Fermentation

Date: Jul 11, 2024

Location: Brabrand, DK

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Requisition  ID : 502447 

Job Description


The IFF Nourish team is looking for a results-oriented, dynamic Senior Scientist with experience in microbiology and fermentation technology to become part of an ambitious interdisciplinary team that builds on decades long experience in fermentation technology and bioconversion, to discover new products that deliver tasty solutions to our customers. Our focus area is around leveraging fermentation and biocovnersion to deliver new natural solutions for application in food and beverages to meet the global needs for sustainability, better use of raw materials and better taste. If you are a strong scientific collaborator, bursting with innovative ideas, work well with a diverse global team, and thrive in a fast-paced work environment, we’d love to meet with you!


Your tasks will include: 

•    Hands-on bench work as well as planning trials for technicians.
•    Strain improvement and using of omics to link strains to metabolites of commercial interest. 
•    Project management as a technical contributor/lead.
•    Establishing new fermentation processes in lab scale and delivering proof-of-concepts to commercial partners.
•    Experimental design, data interpretation, report writing and communication to internal stakeholders.


Job Requirements



•    PhD with minimum 2+ years or Master’s with minimum 4+ years track record in relevant industry sectors 
•    Experience in microbial fermentations and/or applied fermentation would be required. 
•    Experience with Microbiology, knowledge of OMICs and bioinformatics would be required. 
•    Knowledge of flavours and flavour reactions would be beneficial.
•    Knowledge of advanced analytical methods such as GC MS, NMR, IR etc. would be beneficial.
•    Proficiency in written and spoken English is required.


Personal Skills

•    Proven ability to effectively juggle multiple assignments.
•    Ability to contribute independently as well as be a strong collaborator. 
•    Passion for scientific discovery and the ability to cope with ambiguity or less defined areas of scientific exploration.
•    Project management with demonstrated capability to lead projects to deliver successful outcomes. 
•    Ability to communicate effectively with leadership, peers, and across functional teams.

We apply science and creativity for a better world.
With the beauty of art and the precision of science, we are an international collective of thinkers who partner with customers to bring scents, tastes, experiences, ingredients and solutions for products the world craves.

As a global leader in food, beverage, health, biosciences and sensorial experiences, we do a lot and continually innovate to do it better.

For more than 130 years we’ve been focused on finding the most innovative solutions to help bring “better for you” products to market. While we have grown over the years, we remain agile in our approach and put our customers’ needs at the forefront of our thinking.
We offer end-to-end service that few can deliver on. Our unparalleled product portfolio is the most robust in the industry and we have leadership positions across key taste, texture, scent, nutrition, enzymes, cultures, soy proteins and probiotics categories.

Please submit your CV and application in English as soon as possible. We review applications on an ongoing basis.  


We are a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition, offering our customers a broader range of natural solutions and accelerating our growth strategy. 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 an 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.

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