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Date: Nov 18, 2020

Location: Tilburg, NL, 5048 AN

Company: IFF Family of Companies

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. 

Our 7,300 team members globally take advantage of leading consumer insights, research and development, creative expertise, and customer intimacy to develop differentiated products.

Dreamers and doers, we work tirelessly to discover flavors and fragrances that inspire customers and delight consumers. We are fueled by our four corporate values of passion, creativity, expertise and empowerment. It is the unique blend of these values that make us IFF. These qualities can be seen and felt throughout our amazing 127-year history and will continue to guide us as we explore our limitless possibilities and develop new-to-world solutions that enhance the lives of millions around the globe.

As a Scientist at IFF you will be part of the Tilburg Analytical Services R&D group, focused on delivering high quality analytical solutions and results to support IFF R&D projects and commercial initiatives. You will be part of a team conducting cutting-edge analytical chemistry research for taste and scent to drive continued business growth at IFF.  


In this position, you will conduct laboratory bench experiments in the area of analytical research including GC-FID, HPLC and GC-MS analysis. 
Daily activities include registration and preparation of samples for analysis, data acquisition and interpretation in a timely matter. The ability to solve small technical problems and work independently is also expected.

Being at the forefront of taste and scent analysis requires sufficient understanding of relevant analytical tools and methods. This position is for a scientist with significant skills and interests in bench-level technical work and requires understanding of key analytical techniques such as chromatography (GC and LC) combined with mass spectrometry and lab automation.


Key Responsibilities:
•    Conduct laboratory bench analytical work as required including sample preparation, data acquisition using GC-FID, GC-MS and HPLC analysis;
•    Sample administration, data interpretation and data reporting;
•    Contribute to the development of (automated) analytical approaches;
•    Work independently under supervision;
•    (Time-) management of assigned tasks.

The successful candidate will have: 
•    BS degree with 0-2 years of appropriate experience;
•    Demonstrated expertise in sample preparation and chromatography;
•    Good written and oral communication skills;
•    Fluent in English language.


•    Demonstrated expertise in mass spectrometry;
•    Demonstrated expertise in automated workflows / sample preparation;
•    Fluent in Dutch language.