DuPont Sensory Scientist in St. Louis, Missouri
Sensory Scientist (Job Number: 210120W-01)
Act as a Sensory Scientist on project teams. Consult, design and manage appropriate descriptive, discrimination and consumer guidance tests to enhance product knowledge and report findings in context of project objectives/business goals. Participate in Descriptive Panel Training and Company-wide Sensory Training as needed. Monitor Panelist performance through designed experiments and appropriate stats analysis. Provide professional guidance and enable project leaders to define and progress towards measurable sensory targets. Allocate sensory testing resources in accord with company priorities. Develop new methods to gain product understanding.
Accountable for ensuring standards of quality that meet or exceed customer expectations by adhering to strict testing protocols that have been validated for accuracy & reliability. Ensures compliance with DuPont safety and security policies. Manage relationships with other Sensory Scientists within and outside of Solae, including groups at customers and external research collaborators. Some travel also required.
Specific Job Duties
Serve as sensory technical consultant/coordinator on assigned project teams. Assist team members in the development of program research objectives, and business impact. Define sensory objectives and recommend testing strategy to support program objectives. Attend team meetings; regularly review progress and plans.
Work with sensory staff and descriptive panelists to carry out appropriate sensory tests to industry standards. Develop and recommend new test methodologies to incorporate where needed to improve product understanding. Analyze sensory data and write comprehensive reports for project leaders detailing results and conclusions. Communication of results and interpretation to project leader verbally or in writing. Design experiments and apply statistical analysis to monitor panelist performance. Recommend panelist training where needed to ensure accuracy/precision.
Provide professional guidance to staff to improve research skills and increase their understanding of techniques and procedures utilized; may instruct personnel in more advanced aspects of research/ data interpretation. Provide sensory consultancy where needed in dealing with customers and co-suppliers.
Assist in management of sensory facility to ensure a safe environment is maintained, efficient use of staff time, financial resources.
Sensory Science, with experience in Sensory Descriptive Profiling
Working knowledge of applied statistics
Ability to write Excel Macros preferred
Specific field or training required
Experience in training and maintaining a sensory profiling panel and industry standard consumer testing methodologies, statistical analysis of sensory data and associated data from other sources.
Experience in sensory analysis of food materials is essential; experience in applied statistics, analytical chemistry, method development and product development are desirable. Experience in successfully managing collaborative relationships at work e.g. between functions, with customers or co-suppliers would be an advantage.
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DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences business is a world leader deliveringinnovative and sustainable solutions across food, health, pharma and biotechindustries encompassing approximately 70 manufacturing locations, 20Application Centers and 10 Global R&D Centers. With annual revenuesexceeding 6B, we are a global, diverseand inclusive winning team of more than 10,000 employees based in more than 50countries. Benefitting from our diversity in nationalities, gender, educationaland personal backgrounds, we are joint in our ambition to bring solutions tothe world which enable a more sustainable and healthy world!
For your awareness ,DuPont has announced their intent to merge Nutrition and Biosciences (N&B)business, which you are joining, with International Flavors & Fragrances(IFF) company with an anticipated closing date in the first quarter of2021. At closing, you will become an employee of the newly merged company.
Primary Location: NA-United States-Missouri-St. Louis
Organization: Nutrition & Biosciences
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)
Employee Status: Regular
Job Type: Experienced
DuPont is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. If you need a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit our Accessibility Page for Contact Information. For US Applicants: See the “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” poster.