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Givaudan is the global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances. In close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer product and fragrance partners, Givaudan develops tastes and scents that delight consumers the world over. With a passion to understand consumers’ preferences and a relentless drive to innovate, Givaudan is at the forefront of creating flavours and fragrances that ‘engage your senses’. The Company achieved sales of CHF 5.5 billion in 2018. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 145 locations, the company has almost 13,600 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at www.givaudan.com.

Head of Neuroscience Research

About the Company:

 

Givaudan is the global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances. In close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer product and fragrance partners, Givaudan develops tastes and scents that delight consumers the world over. With a passion to understand consumers’ preferences and a relentless drive to innovate, Givaudan is at the forefront of creating flavours and fragrances that ‘engage your senses’. The Company achieved sales of CHF 5.5 billion in 2018. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 145 locations, the company has almost 13,600 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at www.givaudan.com.

 

About the Role

 

As the Head the Neuroscience team you will lead the development of leading edge capabilities and technologies which provide consumer-relevant benefits through essential knowledge and methods from the fields of Consumer neuroscience and Cognitive psychology . You will Develop and execute research programs towards consumer perceivable benefits based on fragrance design.

 

You Will:

 

  • Manage the Neuroscience team to accomplish our goals and corporate strategy.
  • Perform exploratory Research to lead new projects within Fragrance and Health and Well-Being
  • Lead in the development of innovative and consumer appropriate methodologies and technologies
  • Identify and build collaborative links with external academic and other strategic research partners
  • Presentations and publication of scientific ideas and findings to a range of specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • Work with Patents team to ensure appropriate protection of all Intellectual Property and be alert to all opportunities to develop IP and protect inventions

 

You Have:

 

  • Ideally 5+ years post-doctoral experience, preferably in a commercial environment
  • Experience of brain measurement techniques (e.g. EEG, fMRI or others) with associated programming skills (e.g. MATLAB)
  • Knowledge of R&D fragrance/flavours/FMCG industry; desirable to have experience in this field.
  • 5+ years project management experience
  • Expertise in neuroscience is essential; olfaction would be a distinct advantage
  • Excellent organisational and team-working skills
  • Experience with research projects collaborating across different departments and teams
  • Efficient problem-solving skills and the ability to flexibly work through complex problems
  • Creative and analytical thinking, with sound scientific judgment and evaluation
  • Experience developing methodologies using psychological and neuroscientific approaches that can be used to characterize intrinsic perfume properties and translate them into consumer relevant insights relating to enhanced fragrance experiences.

 



At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
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