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Sensory Science & Insights Co-op (13261) – Hershey, PA

United States - Pennsylvania - Hershey - Global Growth - Coop

Job Title: Sensory Science and Insights Co-op

Location: Hershey, PA

Department: Sensory Science and Insights

Overview: This co-op position is for January through June, or, July through December 2013

The Sensory Science and Insights department works closely with Product Development, Quality and Regulatory Compliance, Technology Innovation, manufacturing plants, suppliers and external insights partners to support new business development and protect the equity of The Hershey Company’s iconic brands. SSI consists of 14 full-time professionals, 6.5 technicians and coordinators, and 23 part time expert panelists.


The SSI intern will be exposed to various aspects of sensory science, including:

·         Discrimination testing

·         Descriptive Analysis testing, training, attribute development

·         Product Guidance Consumer Testing (i.e. CLTs, Focus Groups)

·         Design of Experiments (DOE)

·         Compusense ballot creation & data entry

·         Statistical analysis using JMP

The successful candidate will execute a variety of projects, from study design to data analysis and reporting. The successful candidate will also gain an understanding of the roles/skills of panelists, panel leaders, technicians and project leaders, and work under the mentorship of a Scientist/Statistician within the team.


·         Currently enrolled in a Masters of Science program in Sensory Evaluation, Food Science or related field

·         Bachelors of Science in Food Science or related field, with coursework in Sensory, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher

·         Working knowledge of Sensory methods including Discrimination and Descriptive Analysis and Consumer Testing

·         Proficient in Microsoft Office (WORD, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)

·         Strong written and oral communications skills

·         Strong organization skills

The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy of The Hershey Company is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, Veteran Status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected category recognized by state and federal laws.


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