R&D Sensory Specialist

Job Location: ​Alba​

The candidate will be part of the R&D Sensory team, participating in all the activities related to panel leading, data analysis, presentation of sensory results that help to guide R&D project teams and external collaborators.

About the Role:

  • Conduct consumer testing – utilizing Sensory methods, Sensory tools and statistical evaluation to report results that help to guide R&D projects.
  • Conduct regular events and tests to refresh current panelists on profiles and introduce new products
  • Arranges product evaluations for innovations, product development projects, shelf life testing, plant production transfer etc.
  • Analyze and interpret sensory data, including generating statistical results and graphs for completed sensory data.
  • Develop focused Sensory panels – including developing new methods and bringing new method into the company.
  • Ability to listen and identify project objective and develop research plan.
  • Must have excellent communication skills including ability to write concise, informative reports and verbally present complex technical information to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Staying current with literature and information about sensory evaluation.

Who we are looking for:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree (Food Science- Physical Science- Social Science or Market Research preferred). MS in Sensory Science preferred.
  • Knowledge in statistics;
  • Demonstrated generalized knowledge and experience of Sensory and Consumer testing methodologies including descriptive analysis- panel moderating- discrimination testing- consumer research- questionnaire design- data analysis and interpretation.
  • Highly developed soft skills required for effective data presentation and business influence based on results.
  • Deep knowledge into category specific methodology and serving protocols for the assigned category.
  • Competency with Windows based software (Microsoft Office)
  • Advanced understanding of basic and multivariate statistics
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and team skills (organization- prioritization- communication- and flexibility)
  • Ability to problem solve-with attention to detail
  • Ability to simplify complex data analysis to actionable- easy to understand insights.
  • Able to multi task- work alone and in a team
  • Experience with XLSTAT STATGRAPHICS and Compusense Data Collection software a plus
  • Good presentation skills.

Apply now: alba@openjob.it

Deadline: end of April


Società Italiana di Scienze Sensoriali

via Donizetti, 6, 50144, Firenze
C.F. 94097300480


Posta certificata:

Tel: +39 333 4887090
lunedì/mercoledì/venerdì: h 9.00 – 15.00

martedì/giovedì: h 9.00 – 17.30