Its an exciting time to be part of the IFF team at our Union Beach, NJ location. With Frutarom combined; IFF is 129 years old, has greater than $5BB Revenue, contains over 13,000 employees, supports 160 locations, serving 33,000 customers with 150,000 products. As a Research Investigator, you will develop taste modulation solutions that will help our customers/consumers reduce the consumption of negative nutrients such as sugar, salt and fat; and increase the consumption of positive nutrients such as plant protein, plant milk, whole grains, etc. You will be responsible to lead and develop proprietary natural taste modulation solutions and clean label flavor ingredients.
You will spend your time Designing and conducting research for developing proprietary, cost-effective, globally natural and clean-label flavor ingredients and flavorings with taste modifying properties Coordinating and conducting analytical research as related to natural products isolation, identification, and quantification Identifying raw material and natural product sources for product development and commercialization Coordinating raw material supply chain Developing and obtaining required sensory and analytical data, regulatory approval and coordinating scale up and commercialization of the products by working closely with different departments Writing organized reports to summarize research findings and product development process Reviewing competitor product and patent literature and write patents for novel products Developing natural taste modulation and clean label taste solutions Coordinating raw material sourcing , product evaluation, analytical and regulatory validation, process scale up, and commercialization Reviewing prior art, prepare patent applications, and technical reports Traveling
Required Skills Proven track record in leading, developing, and commercializing differentiating natural products for taste or nutrition functionality Strong knowledge of plant secondary metabolism, enzymatic biotransformation, food science, and culinary science. Strong skills in natural products research including extraction, distillation, chromatographic isolation and separation, biotransformation, and chemical instrumental analysis (HPLC, LCMS) Strong communication skills both written and verbal Strong interpersonal skills Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office
Required Experience Ph.D. in biochemistry, food science or other natural products related fields 2+ years research experience in natural products Must have experience with HPLC and LCMS
Preferred Experience: Experience and expertise in taste modulation research Experience in natural vanilla research
Our business is fueled by a sense of discovery; by consistently asking What If? To learn more about the possibilities please visit IFF.com
Associated topics: aseptic technique, clinical, disease, immunoassay, microbiological, nephrology, nutrition, patient, therapeutic, toxicologist