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Sensory Scientist

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PepsiCo

Date: Sep 4, 2013

Location: Barrington, IL, USA

The Senior Sensory Scientist will:

 

 

         Conduct sensory and consumer research in support of product development, Application Sciences, Quality and Packaging research initiatives. The Scientist will work with the technical community, business team and suppliers to design and conduct appropriate research to build learning and advance knowledge of the product innovation and meet the business objectives.

 

 

 

         Specifically, the scientist will design research plans, determine appropriate research methodologies, coordinate tests, analyze and interpret experimental data and provide technical recommendations, and report results orally, and written.

 

 

Qualifications:

 

 

         MS or Ph.D.: Major in Food Science (thesis in Sensory) with a minimum of 5 years (MS) or 2 years (Ph.D.) experience in a Sensory & Consumer Research position in amajor consumer packaged goods company.

 

         Working knowledge of discrimination, descriptive and consumer test methods

 

         Training and experience applying experimental design and statistics to sensory research

 

         Ability to lead and manage multiple projects

 

         Ability to interpret complex data and relate impact on the business

 

         Working knowledge of statistical analysis programs(e.g., JMP, SAS)

 

         Experience in consumer research methods for new products, especially in the area of Fuzzy Front End/Qualitative methods, a plus

 

         Experience with automated sensory data collection systems a plus

 

         Must be willing and able to travel 10% of the time

 

         Multivariate statistics a plus

 

 

Equal Opportunity Employment M/F/D/V

Ref: 34235BR

 

 

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