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Application Scientist, Protein Innovation

Application Scientist, Protein Innovation - Your Future Position?
As our lead application scientist and expert, you will drive Givaudan Asia Pacific's Alternative Proteins inno-vation at our newly established Protein Innovation Centre (PIC), in Singapore.
As an essential member of our Taste & Wellbeing Regional Innovation team, and reporting to the Innovation Director Savoury, Snacks and Proteins), your role is to develop the next generation of plant-based and meat analogue foods that are more delicious, nutritious and sustainable, and support our ambition to become an innovation leader in this category.
In this exciting role based in Singapore, you will:

  • Lead commercial projects with customers and startups across the Asia Pacific region, to develop plant based food and meat analogue commercial prototypes and applications
  • As a core member of our Protein Innovation Centre, lead strategic Innovation projects, with the ambi-tion to design the next generation of consumer preferred plant meat experiences through taste, mouthfeel and texture
  • Be recognized in the industry as a leading expert, with the ability to advise and co-develop recipes with our customers and partners. Represent Givaudan in external speaking engagements 
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships: work closely with, train and coach our team of flavour creators, industry and application specialists in the region
  • Engage with our internal global extrusion and Science & Technology (S&T) community, and contribute to our wider knowledge building with the ambition to create a predictive tool that will enable us to pre-dict optimal recipes based on 1) protein types and flavours (2) consumer preference and sensorial design (3) cost of goods 
  • Collaborate closely with our partner, Buhler
  • Ensure safe, clean and organised lab / pilot environment in accordance with our EH&S policies

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 pas-sionate as you are? Then come join us - and impact your world.


Your professional profile includes:

  • A university degree in food science, protein chemistry, mechanical engineering, or materials science with experience related to extrusion; MSc with 5+ years of on the job training; or a PhD with 1+ years on the job training.
  • Expertise ideating and formulating plant-based and meat analogue or extrusion food products at labora-tory / pilot scale; successful product development, publications, or intellectual property is an added benefit
  • Experience operating meat analogue and edible protein processing equipment (e.g. extruder)
  • A problem solver and explorer; open to take risks, you openly ask for help, and you see failure as a way to get better next time
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to translate technical reports and complex research to non-technical audiences.
  • Collaboration skills, and a natural team player
  • Knowledge in food and flavor science; experience in nutrition is an added benefit
  • Organized and project management skills.
  • Openness to travel in the APAC region: with no more than 20% of your time

Our Benefits

  • Attractive package with benefits
  • Excellent opportunities for progressive learning and development
  • A creative team environment that will inspire you
  • Comprehensive healthcare plans
  • PTO and family leave



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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