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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 6.2 billion in 2019. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 181 locations, the company has almost 14,969 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at www.givaudan.com.

Sr. Research Scientist - Natural Ingredients

Your future position?
Our Science and Technology (S&T) division provides differentiating technologies for flavor, taste, natural functional and nutritional ingredients, and integrated solutions to our customers.


In this Cincinnati, Ohio-based role you will report to a Category Technical leader, and will be the technical expert for flavor ingredients discovery of biomolecule (Protein/Carbohydrates/lipids/nuclei acids to small molecules) from natural sources such as botanicals, food items, enzymatic and fermentation processed products. This will include ingredient discovery on a lab scale and contribution to commercial process development.


  • Discover: Contribute expert knowledge on projects in sourcing and selecting botanicals and food items to discover the essential active ingredients which meet the business needs through activities such as project planning, literature searches, and feasibility studies. Design experimental studies focused on flavor ingredient discovery from natural resources. Conduct sensory guided separation and identification of essential aroma and taste active components using chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques.


  • Research: Participate in the creative process to build the foundational research portfolio through opportunity investigations to ideation and collaboration with our teams and external experts. Monitor the state of art technology in separation, and structure elucidation areas. Provide technical and scientific oversight of flavor ingredient research in aroma and taste areas. Work with project management, flavorists, food application and other ingredient discovery experts. Develop systematic plan for sourcing botanical/food samples with desirable flavor or taste properties.


  • Collaborate: Communicate research results through technical reports and presentations. Collaborate on global interdisciplinary project teams with internal and external partners. Independently plan experimental studies. Develop foundational research portfolio projects, extending our internal know-how in natural ingredient discovery.


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 work in a team as passionate as you? Then join us - and impact your world.


Your professional profile includes:

  • Ph.D. degree in analytical or organic chemistry with food science and natural products experience.
  • Experience in modern chromatographic (MPLC, HPLC), preparative and semi-preparative isolations of components (biomolecules) from complex food and plant materials. Demonstrated technical knowledge of mass spectrometry techniques to help with structure elucidation of biomolecules.
  • A wide understanding of applications in proteomics, metabolomics, separation, purification or quantification of complex biomolecules.
  • Experience in flavor research or relevant food chemistry. Profound knowledge in phytochemistry or biomolecules is preferred and knowledge to understand chemistry occurrence in enzymatic or fermentation process is a big plus.
  • Experience in computer-aided data processing, mass spectra libraries, and statistical tools.


Benefits include comprehensive major medical plans and high matching 401k
Givaudan is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D

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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