Mar 19, 2019

Research Scientist / Material Science R&D

  • Firmenich
  • Princeton, NJ, USA
Full time Research & Development

Job Description

We currently have an immediate opportunity for a Research Scientist to join our Materials Science, R&D Group in our corporate headquarters located in Princeton, NJ.


This is an excellent opportunity to join a multidisciplinary team within our Materials Science Group, which is responsible for developing new Flavor and Fragrance delivery systems.  



  • Leading/supervising, with the support of line manager, one or more technology development projects in line with global R&D strategy
  • Developing new research proposals, and leading research activities within a collaborative research and innovation environment to create and optimize novel eco-friendly Flavor & Fragrance delivery systems
  • Filling patent applications to secure and strengthen the company’s intellectual property
  • Advancing technical fundamentals and capabilities of the team, delivering valuable prototypes, and converting research output into impactful communications and peer-reviewed publications   
  • Actively collaborating and communicating to contribute meaningfully to the organization



  • PhD in  Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, Colloid Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Polymer Science or Biomaterials Engineering
  • Strong scientific fundamentals and publication record
  • Understanding of colloid chemistry, interfacial science, polymer sciences, emulsion/interfacial polymerization, encapsulation, bottom-up assembly or synthesis of delivery systems and relevant characterization techniques
  • Practical experience synthesizing or assembling colloids or delivery systems using biopolymers, biomaterials,  green chemistry,  biomineralization or biodegradable building blocks
  • Competent and motivated to undertake independent research into new material development and/or bioactive delivery systems with ability to  assess structure-property relationships and/or performance application
  • Experience oin industry-related R&D enviornment
  • Agile, tenacious and able to adapt to the needs of long-term and fast-moving projects whilst maintaining time managment and attention to details  
  • Must be able to manage own time, resources and research activities effectively
  • Strong team player able to work effectively in a team environment, maintain strategic collaborations and partnerships and interface with other departments locally and globally
  • Proficient in English with excellent communication, interpersonal and  technical writing skills

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