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Formulations Senior Scientist

Date: Nov 24, 2022

Location: Palo Alto, California, US, 94304

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Requisition  ID : 388161 

Job Description


At IFF , an industry leader in food, beverage, health, biosciences and sensorial experiences, science and creativity meet to create essential solutions for a better world – from global icons to unexpected innovations and experiences. With the beauty of art and the precision of science, we are an international collective of thinkers who partners with customers to bring scents, tastes, experiences, ingredients and solutions for products the world craves. Together, we will #DoMoreGood for people and planet. 


We are looking for a talented and experienced scientist/engineer with a strong background developing solid product formulations and processes to join our R&D Formulations Team in Palo Alto, CA. 


The position calls for an individual with experience in drying, granulation and encapsulation technologies including fluid bed coating, spray drying, agglomeration, extrusion, tableting, and solids handling from a process, materials and characterization perspective.  In addition, a strong background in materials science and physical characterization is desired.  The applicant should have a proven track record of invention, as evidenced by patents and successful new product commercialization.  The individual must perform well within a collaborative, team oriented environment.   This position will be responsible for supporting the development of innovative new solid enzyme product formulations targeted to the cleaning, textile, food and animal nutrition markets.


Job Requirements


  • PhD or equivalent experience in chemical engineering, materials science, pharmaceutical science, food science, controlled release, formulation science or related field.
  • A minimum of 10 years industrial experience in the design and development of solid product formulations, including product and materials characterization, ideally applied to biological actives.
  • Hands on experience with granulation processes with an understanding of process scale-up and economics.
  • Experience with materials characterization methods such as FTIR, DSC, DVS, XRD, SEM, particle size analysis, densitometry, porosimetry, and tensile testing.
  • Working knowledge of protein chemistry and stability.
  • Team Player
  • Ability to work on multiple simultaneous projects.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Motivated self-starter with good organizational skills.
  • Excellent leadership skills.


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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Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto