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Sr Research Investigator - Taste Ingredients

Date: Jun 25, 2022

Location: Union Beach, New Jersey, US, 07735

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Requisition  ID : 322261 

Job Description


Lead exploratory research directed toward the preparation of new chemicals and ingredients for taste and fragrance evaluations This effort will encompass using existing synthetic methods (including enzymatic) as well as novel chemistries and new technologies to prepare structures with differentiating taste/scent profiles that perform well in consumer applications.  Key areas include development of (natural) based flavor / taste solutions as well as ingredients to be used in scent applications. Identify and develop business opportunities to improve existing products focusing on lowering IFF manufacturing costs and validating alternate routes and raw materials.


Experience in medicinal chemistry and/or process development a plus.



Job Requirements


This position will require a strong focus on innovation in molecule design and preparation.  An understanding of the flavor/scent ingredient business as it relates to synthesis is critical.  In addition, it will require working successfully in a team-based approach towards ingredient research.


1. Setup, execute reactions, analyze, and accurately record data for experiments                  70%

2. Pursue novel areas of chemistry towards preparing taste and scent ingredient                   20%

3. Participate in core technology team meetings and R&D activities                                        10%



Ph.D. Organic Chemistry with 2-5 years’ experience in the field of organic synthesis.



Experience in flavor and fragrance chemistry is a plus.


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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