Sensory Scientist

5 - 7 years experience  •  Biotech/Pharma

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/13/17
North Brunswick, NJ
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/13/17

JOB SUMMARY: The Sensory Scientist works independently, with minimum supervision and guidance. Responsible for the continuous improvement of sensory methods that make Gustatec a recognized center of excellence for sensory consumer food and beverage industry.


  • Plan, organize, and execute sensorial analysis of aroma and taste modulators in various food and beverage applications.

  • Manage delivery of efficient, high quality sensory services for internal research and external clients

  • Aid in the development of written business proposals for new projects/clients in support of the research supplier business.

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

  • Partner with management and scientists to develop sensory strategies in support of project priorities for the needs of the company

  • Effectively present insights and provide recommendations to program and project

  • Actively contribute and participate in client meetings

  • Identify, assess and resolve project issues within sensory

  • Lead and develop a team of panel leaders and technicians by managing the daily activities of panel leaders and technicians

  • All other duties as assigned

 Position Requirements

  • Minimum of 5-7 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 (XLSTAT, SenPaq, R, others…)

  • 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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