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Sr. Research Associate

Date: Jun 11, 2021

Location: Palo Alto, California, US, 94304

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description

IFF in Palo Alto, CA (formerly Genencor) is seeking a Sr. Research Associate to join our microbial and molecular biology team! It’s an exciting time to be part of the IFF family. At IFF, the heart of our company is fueled by a sense of discovery, constantly asking “what if?”


The ideal candidate will work well in our fast-paces environment and enjoy collaborating in international multi-disciplinary teams. In this role, you will provide key support to enzyme engineering and strain development projects that culminate in the rapid launch of industrial enzyme products used in foods, animal feed, home and personal care, bioenergy and more. This is an opportunity for immediate impact on commercialized products as well as for growth with exposure to state-of-the art science and diverse product applications.

Job Requirements

The following are required: 
•    A Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, or a related discipline, with a minimum or 5 years of research lab experience is required; OR a Master’s degree and minimum 2 years of research lab experience  
•    Molecular biology experience in one or more prokaryotic or eukaryotic hosts
•    You will bring practical experience, strong communication and presentation skills and enthusiasm for teamwork and creating innovative solutions for our customers and consumers


The following are preferred: 
•    Knowledge in microbiology, gene expression, strain engineering, protein and DNA analysis
•    Interest or experience in automation, microfluidics, or high throughput screening
•    Experience with bacterial or fungal host genetics


At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential.  We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace.  Visit to learn more.

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