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Givaudan is a global leading company in taste and wellbeing, fragrance and beauty. With its heritage stretching back over 250 years, the Company has a long history of innovating scents and tastes. From a favourite drink to your daily meal, from prestige perfumes to cosmetics and laundry care, its creations inspire emotions and delight millions of consumers the world over. The company is committed to driving purpose-led, long-term growth while leading the way to improve happiness and health for people and nature. In the fiscal year 2020, the Company employed over 15,800 people worldwide and achieved sales of CHF 6.3 billion and a free cash flow of 12.8% of sales. Let’s imagine together on www.givaudan.com.

Research Scientist - Microbiology (12 months fixed

About the Role:
As a Research Scientist (12 months fixed-term) you will support research projects and help accomplish the Malodour Research programs. You will provide microbiology and biochemistry support for the business and other research groups within Givaudan and work with all experts to drive innovation.

Your main tasks include:

  • Maintain and manage the safe running of the microbiology laboratory, including supervision of students and training/mentoring of students
  • Develop new research methods to recreate real-life malodours for modelling or analysis
  • Develop safe protocols to allow the olfactive assessment of live bacterial systems
  • Support the development of technologies to prevent and combat malodour
  • Maintain key collaborations with internal experts and external research partners to drive our research forward

Are you someone who wants to grow and shape your own world? Who thrives being in a culture where you can express yourself in a creative team environment? Who wants to collaborate and learn together with teams who are as passionate as you are? Then join us – and impact your world!


Your professional profile includes:

  • PhD, MRes or equivalent, with experience in practical microbiology
  • Minimum 2 years experience in supervising and maintaining a microbiology laboratory
  • Knowledge / experience in the relevant fields of microbiology and (pref.) biochemistry 
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Practical experience of project management and the enthusiasm to drive progress
  • Capable of working in new and unfamiliar disciplines; liaising with relevant experts
  • Works well within the team and across departments



  • Great compensation package including bonus and cafeteria
  • Access to exclusive perfumes and employee shop with discounts
  • Company Pension Fund
  • Private Healthcare Scheme
  • Life Insurance Plan
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Flexible working schedule
  • Free on-site parking


Fixed-term contract: 12 months

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.
Join us and Impact Your World

Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.

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