The Sensory Food Technologist is a key contributor to our food sensory and perception program.
● Designing and executing various sensory and perception tests. Data generated will be used to inform product, process, package design and product quality.
● Assist and then lead new sensory and perception method development● Write standard operating procedures, organize data, and document test results
● Analyze data, make recommendations and write reports
● Screen, train, and schedule sensory panelists
● Prepare samples for training panelists and for sensory and consumer testing
● Maintain stocks of food components, ingredients, and supplies
● Ensure lab cleanliness, safety, and organization to support the broader team
● Acting as a sensory taster, undergoing continuous learning and improvement
● M.S. degree in Food Science, Biology, Chemistry, Experimental Psychology or a related field
● 1 - 3 years work experience in a laboratory
● Enthusiasm for science, and self-motivated to make significant contributions in a team environment
● Demonstrated data collection and experiment reporting skills
● Full written and verbal fluency in English
● Comfortable with experimental design, data interpretation, and presentation
● Must have excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, and collaborative mindset
● Must be able to manage multiple tasks concurrently
● Ability to independently troubleshoot issues and provide training when applicable
● Must be a self-starter who can work independently and within a team environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.