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Senior Sensory Scientist

Reference:KS/AVNR-631420 Location: Kildare
Qualification:MastersExperience:5-7 Years
Job Type:PermanentSalary: Not Disclosed

Our client is a leading supplier of food, food ingredients and flavour products to customers globally. They pride themselves on continuous innovation, technological creativity and business excellence in every area of the business. They are currently seeking a strong Sensory & Consumer Scientist to join their team in Ireland. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and conducting sensory and consumer research in support of ingredient and human perception initiatives. A strong sensory science background is essential. Specifically, the scientist will determine appropriate research methodologies, coordinate tests, analyse & interpret experimental data and provide technical recommendations, reporting results orally and in written documentation.

Key Responsibilities
· Plays a key role in the development of new scientific innovations within the team.
· Act as Single Point of Contact for key stakeholders, designing and applying appropriate study designs to meet business objectives.
· Independently select, trains & leads internal and external panels.
· Liaise with clients to provide them with solutions that are tailored to their specific needs.
· Leads the research on and oversees implementation of new sensory & consumer science methods.
· Works with global sensory team to support business growth.
· Ensures product applications are acceptable in the regional or global markets where sales are expected. Identifies and drives continuous improvement initiatives.
· May coach more junior scientists.

Qualifications and Experience required
· PhD in either Food or Behavioural Science with emphasis on sensory evaluation.
· Minimum of 7 years’ experience in the area of sensory and consumer science.
· Substantial practical experience in setting up and managing sensory panels at industrial level.
· Demonstrated track record of working at own initiative and as part of a team.
· Strong oral, written communication and influencing skills.
· Strong in statistics, data analysis and Design of Experiments (DOE).
· Flavor House experience a plus.

If you would like further Information you can contact the recruiter directly:

Karen Shiel | Tel: +353 (0) 1 5079256