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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 5.1 billion in 2017. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 100 locations, the company has more than 11,100 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at www.givaudan.com.

Research Investigator

Join us and celebrate the beauty of human experience. Create for happier, healthier lives, with love for nature. Together, with passion and creativity, we deliver food innovations, craft inspired fragrances and develop beauty and wellbeing solutions. There’s much to learn and many to learn from, with more than 16,800 employees around the world to explore ideas and ambitions with. Every day, your talent, your innovative spirit, and your determination will shape our future, making a positive difference on billions of people. Every essence of you enriches our world. We are Givaudan. Human by nature. 

 

As Research Investigator you will manage long-term projects and be responsible for the scientific strength of the project portfolio in our Delivery Systems team in Givaudan’s Taste and Wellbeing division. You will be part of a supportive, diverse and responsible team which is already curious to meet you.  

 

This role will be preferably based in Kemptthal (Switzerland).

 

 
You will:
 

  • Contribute to develop the Delivery Systems strategy
  • Propose and help organize appropriate research projects according to the strategy and provide technical support
  • Plan and manage complex research projects and programs
  • Be responsible for the performance of our Innovation Communities
  • Identify and maintain a network of academic consultants in relevant fields
  • Assemble, distribute and maintain a list of external technical conferences of potential interest to Delivery Group members
  • Periodically review and present Intellectual Property of relevance to the Delivery Group
  • Organize Delivery Workshops to capture tacit knowledge of experienced group members, and train newer members in utilizing perennial technologies

 
 

You have: 
 

  • A PhD in natural or life sciences or engineering or similar 
  • + 10 years of experience in the flavour & fragrance or food and beverage industry
  • Extensive scientific expertise and strong knowledge in flavor and food ingredient encapsulation
  • Extensive business knowledge and experience
  • A proven entrepreneurial mindset for the development of differentiating technologies and products
  • An excellent understanding of Intellectual Property needs of a research team
  • A proven track record of initiating, coordinating, designing and executing complex technical programs
  • A proven track record of solving highly technical or a broad range of complex problems
  • The ability to mentor other scientific professionals
  • The ability to clearly translate complex scientific results into technical reports
  • Fluent in English, German nice to have

 
 
Your benefits in Kemptthal:
 

  • Excellent opportunities for progressive learning and development
  • 40 hour working week, Flexible working model and Home office
  • Additional paid days off
  • Favorable pension fund contributions
  • Subsidized meals in the Staff restaurant / You benefit from a discounted catering offer (incl. lunch)
  • Sport and leisure club (amenities/showers on site)
  • Discounts at the company shop
  • Free Staff Parking and Bike Badge
  • Subsidized: REKA vouchers and SBB half fare travelcard
  • Complimentary beverages (tea, coffee, water)
  • Worldwide private accident coverage and free choice of hospital
  • Worldwide private accident insurance
  • Additional family/education allowance (if applicable)
     

 


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.
Every essence of you enriches our world.
Givaudan is committed to equal opportunities. Therefore, we welcome applications regardless of cultural and social background, gender, age, religion or sexual identity. 
We also have a safe working environment, progressive working conditions and are certified as an equal pay employer.



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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