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Sensory Science Leader - New Brunswick, NJ

 

Location:

New Brunswick

Job Code:

283

# of openings:

1


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JOB SUMMARY: The Sensory Scientist works independently, with minimum supervision and guidance.  Responsible for the overall management of Gustatec.  Must possess strong leadership skills in order to be able to organize the processes with a meticulous attention to detail.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

·         To plan, organize, and execute sensorial analysis of aroma and taste modulators in various food and beverage applications.

·         Manage laboratory operations.

·         Develops protocols

·         Lead sensory activities: provide sensory support and expertise to innovation/renovation and shelf life projects

·         Set up sensory studies, analyze and interpret data, and report results orally or in written form

·         Interact closely with the Product Developers, Chemists, Marketing and Sales for deeper understanding of cell sensory correlations to ensure product superiority

·         Continuously improve sensory methods in order to make Gustatec the recognized center of excellence for sensory Consumer healthcare and Food & Beverage

·         Team Lead:

o    Lead and develop a team of panel leaders and technicians

o    Manage the daily activities of panel leaders and technicians Education and experience

QUALIFICATIONS:

·         PhD or Masters Degree in Food Science, or a related area, preferably with a thesis  related to sensory evaluation/sensory science

·         Minimum of 5 years of experience in sensory evaluationin the consumer healthcare, food or beverage industry

·         Proven project management ability; ideally as an independent leader of an in-house sensory operation or a sensory CRO.

·         Mastery of statistical analysis and interpretation of sensory data (discrimination and descriptive tests) using FIZZ and analysis software programs (XLSTATS, SPSS, others…)

·         High level of creativity and innovation

·         Excellent verbal and written skills

·         Communication skills to effectively interactwith internal and external clients

·         Knowledge of Perception Science, Psychophysics and Molecular Sensory

·         Fluent in reading, writing and speaking English

 

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