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Food Science Technician (Sensory, Ingredients)
Apex Life Sciences - Raritan, NJ



$50,000 a year


  • Support sensory testing programs and partner with Sensory Analysts to execute studies
  • Support daily operations including reference procurement, preparing samples, documentation of preparation protocols, updating & organization of session lab logs, restocking supplies & proper storage of products.
  • Upkeep of the Sensory laboratory and sensory evaluation rooms
  • Support and oversee the Technician set up for each panel session to include following set up logs, sample labelling, delivery of samples & other materials to each panelist and Sensory laboratory and panel room clean up.
  • Maintain good safety and housekeeping practices by adhering to Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) guidelines. Review, update and maintain descriptive panel schedule and ensure studies are on track and samples are submitted in a timely manner.
  • Prepare summary reports of R&D activities for review with the supervisor.
  • Develop questionnaires and prepare tests for evaluation
  • Ensuring that sensory testing is conducted in controlled conditions and with adherence to GLPs and safe food handling and cleanliness protocols
  • Manage the global proprietary language library and develop references for the Sensory Global Expertise Team.


  • Associates or Bachelorís degree in Chemistry, Food Science or related field
  • 1+ years of laboratory or product development lab experience preferred, preferably in consumer goods.
  • Basic chemistry skills with solid understanding of lab practices.
  • Must be highly interested in food and able to taste different types of food with no restrictions.
  • Knowledge of sensory consumer science, sweeteners, modified starches, hydrocolloids, high potency sweeteners, and flavors a plus.
  • Self-motivated and results-driven.
  • Ability to effectively interact with cross-functional project teams and work with a diverse group of people and work styles across all levels of the organization.
  • Team player who can adapt to dynamic work environment

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $50,000.00 /year

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Chemistry Lab: 1 year


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