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Date: Jul 21, 2022

Location: Madison, Wisconsin, US, 53716

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description

Who We Are
We are IFF. We are the catalyst for discoveries that spark the senses and transform the everyday. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. is a leading innovator of sensorial experiences that move the world. 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 scents and tastes in fine fragrances and beauty, detergents and household goods, as well as beloved foods and beverages.


At our Madison location, in operation since 1906, you will be part of a team that is a global leader for Cultures and Probiotics addressing the world’s challenges by helping to innovate and create products to provide safer, healthier, and more nutritious food.
Where science and creativity meet.
Join our team!


What We Offer
•    Comprehensive Medical Insurance – Including a generous company contribution to a Health Savings Account
•    Prescription Drug Coverage, Dental, and Vision Insurance. We also offer Life and even Pet Insurance
•    Legal Assistance
•    Short-term and Long-Term Disability Protection
•    Maternity and Paternity leave
•    401k – 6% company match of employee’s first 6% contribution with an additional 3% company contribution
•    3 weeks of paid-vacation to start (prorated in the first year)
•    12 company-paid holidays annually
•    Wellness Program – Earn credits receive a total of $500 Premium Differential
•    On-site employee gym
•    Career Development Program – Learn and grow at IFF
•    Tuition Reimbursement
•    Employee Assistance Program
•    Shift Premiums
•    Company-sponsored holiday party and seasonal events
•    Located on the Madison Metro bus route

Job Requirements

We are looking for a highly motivated biostatistician to provide statistical data analysis to support project objectives related to probiotics and human nutrition science. A successful candidate will be responsible for providing statistical analysis capabilities, consultation, and expertise to researchers working within the areas of microbial genomics, microbiome science, applied microbiology and clinical nutrition. A critical aspect of this position involves working with teams across multiple locations and will require effective project coordination and communication skills.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities
•    Support R&D teams through engagement in the research process from statistical plan development through analysis and interpretation.
•    Assist in the design of experiments catered to the research goals of the project.
•    Develop and implement data collection and statistical analysis plans to address project objectives.
•    Support decision-making and regulatory submissions, publications and scientific presentations.
•    Effectively communicate and report statistical findings to research teams.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
•    Master’s or PhD degree in Statistics, with 1-3 years of practical working experience. 
•    Strong statistical programming skills in a Unix environment (R, Python, SQL), along with bash scripting.
•    Fundamental knowledge of statistical methodology, including general linear models, mixed models, nonlinear models, nonparametric methods, multivariate methods, cluster analysis, principal components, partial least squares, and time series analyses.
•    Experience using machine learning models for classification as well as prediction, including model selection, validation, and implementing into production.
•    Fundamental understanding of clinical/pre-clinical research, including experience engaging in the research process (across design, stats plan and analyses) in studies related to mammalian physiology.
•    Experience with large-scale data management and data visualization.
•    Flexibility in learning new methods and applying to projects. 
•    Excellent communication and presentation skills to technical and business stakeholders.
•    Expertise in analytical methods for datasets derived from metagenomics, transcriptomics and metabolomics, including multivariate modeling and machine learning is highly desirable. 
•    Working knowledge of Six Sigma methodology, statistical process control, industrial process modeling, and QA/QC practices is a plus.

Working Conditions
The biostatistician will be part of the Probiotic Development team at the IFF Madison Innovation Center. Some travel may be required, not to exceed 20%. Remote work may be negotiable.


About Madison, WI
Located in south-central Wisconsin tucked between Lakes Mendota and Monona, Madison has earned a reputation as one of the best places to live and work in the country. Ranked as #3 in the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America, Madison offers 200 miles of trails and a chain of 5 sparkling lakes, with big city vibes and small-town charm. Visit Capitol Square to enjoy a variety of museums and amazing architecture, browse through the unique selections at largest farmer’s market in the US, enjoy endless festivals and live music, or stop by a farm to table restaurant or craft brewery for a taste of Wisconsin. There’s always something fun to do in Madison.

Nearest Major Market: Madison