Cana is a team of scientists, engineers, and designers, building products to redefine the future of food. We aim to inspire a more thoughtful approach to everyday consumption by redesigning how the world’s most popular beverages are created and delivered. If you want to join a passionate team, working on challenging but highly-impactful problems for our planet, we would love to hear from you.
Cana aims to create a workplace where you feel valued and can do your best work. We welcome candidates with backgrounds that have historically been underrepresented in science and technology and hope you will apply.
About the role:
Cana is looking for an Associate Scientist to help design and operate our sensory program for evaluating product formulations.
Manage sensory testing to support product formulation at all stages of development (early R&D to final launch)
Prepare samples and run all aspects of sensory testing including informal panels, blinded panels, expert panels and/or panels with external collaborators
Develop and maintain a flavor lexicon for internal/external sensory benchmarking
Provide input from sensory testing to guide product formulation and optimization
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Less than 5 years of experience managing sensory testing, bonus points if it is in a start-up or small company environment
Experience with a wide variety of sensory testing methodologies used in product development and consumer feedback (equivalence testing, descriptive testing, consumer focus groups, etc)
Extensive familiarity with sensory sciences and understanding of taste panel data interpretation
Understanding of the science and chemistry of flavor and how to match that to perception
Experience doing sensory testing on wine or alcoholic beverages
Strong entrepreneurial spirit with an ability to roll your sleeves up and make things happen
Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Sensory Sciences or related
Diversity at Cana:
Cana is committed to building an inclusive workplace and diverse teams. We welcome interest from individuals of all backgrounds and levels of experience who share our mission.