Senior Research Investigator (Westwood)


: $91,863.33 - $146,790.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Scientific Research

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Senior Research Investigator

Its an exciting time to be part of the IFF team at our Union Beach, NJ location. With Frutarom combined; IFF is 129 years old, has greater than $5BB Revenue, contains over 13,000 employees, supports 160 locations, serving 33,000 customers with 150,000 products.

As a Research Investigator you will fulfill the strategic mission of the Delivery Material Technology group which is to drive consumer preference in our customers products. This position is for a scientist interested in bench-level technical work. The individual will be part of a successful team focused on delivering innovation to IFF.

You will be part of a close knit team conducting cutting edge research in the areas of encapsulation and delivery for flavors and fragrances supporting continued business growth at IFF.

About you:

To be successful as a Senior Research Investigator it is expected that you will possess in-depth understanding of chemistry, material and polymer science as they relate to encapsulation, microencapsulation and other delivery technologies. In addition, the position will require the ability to develop technical approaches and plans, solve technical problems, and work independently. Finally, the position may require the coordination of work by other laboratory assistants supporting the Delivery program.

How youll spend your time

Primary activities include conducting laboratory / bench research on the development of fragrance delivery technologies under the general supervision of senior technical staff. This will include preparing samples or prototypes, incorporating those samples into finished products and conducting internal evaluation that include analytical testing, product stability testing and both, informal and formal sensory evaluations. Additional activities include data interpretation as well as timely and accurate results reporting.

  • Conduct original research in developing novel and proprietary fragrance and flavor delivery system
  • Develop technical approaches and project plans
  • Conduct bench-level experiments
  • Analyze data, accurately document experiments, propose next steps
  • Act as functional representative on project team/manage project areas
  • Required Skills


  • The success candidate will have a Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry, Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering with at least 5 years of industrial experience
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct original and independent research
  • Experience and knowledge in microencapsulation for fragrance and/or flavor delivery systems
  • Experience in material sciences
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex technical problems
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Required Experience


  • Experience in reaction mechanisms and pathways
  • Experience in interfacial or colloidal sciences
  • Knowledge/experience in creating biodegradable linkages/polymers
  • Research experience in physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, polymer chemistry, colloid chemistry, controlled release, and microencapsulation preferred
  • Proven track record of success in bringing new technologies to commercialization
  • At IFF, were using Uncommon Sense to create what the world needs. As a collective of unconventional thinkers and creators, we put science and artistry to work to create unique and unexpected scents, tastes, experiences and ingredients for the products our world craves.

    At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We value the diverse mosaic of the ethnicity, national origin, race, age, sex or veteran status. We strive for inclusive workplace that allows each of our colleagues to bring their authentic self to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability. Visit to learn more

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