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Research Investigator

  • 17.03.2023
  • 100%
  • Mitarbeiter
  • Festanstellung

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 6.2 billion in 2019. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 145 locations, the company has almost 14,969 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at

Research Investigator

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)