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Scientist, TCR Atlanta, GA





United States


GA - Atlanta




Full Time










Position Overview:

This position will be responsible for the project management of sensory and consumer research including the design, test preparation and execution of studies in support of research and development. Specifically, the scientist will determine appropriate research methodologies, coordinate tests, interpret results and provide recommendations, reporting results orally and in written documentation.




Solid working knowledge of sensory and consumer testing techniques and principles including descriptive analysis (DA), discrimination and acceptability methods.


Competent in the area of quantitative research which involves the design and implementation of sensory and consumer research studies, including creation of the research design, implementation and data gathering, data analysis, interpretation, implications and next steps.


Working knowledge of qualitative research techniques. Ability to organize and facilitate fuzzy front end projects.


Working knowledge of statistics including the appropriate use of statistical techniques to analyze and interpret data (including parametric and non-parametric methods, ANOVA, and modeling tools). General understanding of the use of experimental designs.


Demonstrates the ability to assess technical risk used to identify, evaluate and mitigate project risks with a working knowledge of franchise and opportunity risk profiles.


General understanding of when methodologies need to be created or modified for unique project needs.


Experience with automated sensory data collection systems.


General understanding of importance and basic principles of data and intellectual property management.


Good communication skills including ability to write concise, informative reports and verbally present complex technical information to non-technical audiences. Ability to listen and identify project objective and influence research plan.


Developing to become an effective influence manager capable of persuading clients to do the right research at the right time increasing their success rate.


Demonstrated passion, flexibility and excitement for work.


Education: Bachelor's Degree in Food Science with Sensory Coursework. May consider other degrees in science, behavioral psychology or statistics.


Related Work Experience: Minimum of 3 years.




Sensory Science: Good knowledge of Sensory Science and the general applications. Panel leadership is a plus.


Food Science: Knowledge of food science and basic product development. Beverage a plus.


Building Technical Relationships: Ability to apply technical knowledge and establish credibility with highly technical audiences in order to build technical relationships that will benefit customers or the Company,


Calibration: Ability to measure instrument variations and apply corrections for ensuring the accuracy and precision of an instrument or measurement tool.


Ingredients: Knowledge of key ingredients used in production of beverages (e.g. caramel, citric acid, benzoate, juice, phosphoric acid, maltodextrin, flavor)


Laboratory Practices: Knowledge and application of Good Laboratory Practices (e.g. handling of chemicals and glassware, preparation of standards and reagents, proper measuring techniques, data management, housekeeping)


Proprietary Composition Information: Ability to recognize and protect proprietary information as it relates to research, products and ingredients.


Honesty and integrity have always been cornerstone values of The Coca-Cola Company. Our passion for people of integrity mirrors our spirited drive for total quality in our brands. These and other elements allow the company to sustain strategic practices and drive business performance. The Personnel Integrity Assurance Program is another step toward making The Coca-Cola Company the premier workplace. This process includes a pre-employment background investigation that applies to all applicants employees and contractors of the company. The scope of this inquiry may cover such elements as education employment history a criminal history check reference checks and a pre-employment drug screen. Designated countries or sensitive positions within the company may have more stringent standards.

At The Coca-Cola Company you can cultivate your career in a challenging and dynamic environment. We are the largest manufacturer and distributor of nonalcoholic drinks in the world-selling more than 1 billion drinks a day. Unlock your full potential with a future-focused company that is known and respected throughout the world.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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